I need to change the number of partitions because I'm not able to add more ACL.
I'm using a FWSM with only one context and failover peer.
To apply the change I need to reload: does the FWSM restart with the same context configuration?
Many thanks for help.
I wouldn't wait for the sync between module for step# 3. I would just manually configure the command on both primary and secondary fwsm, and save the configuration on both too. Then proceed with step# 5 and 6.
Yes, after changing the partition, the configuration of your fwsm (inc. the user context configuration) will remain the same.
However, 1 thing to remember if you have failover configured when changing the partition is to change it on both fwsm, save the config on both, and most importantly "reload" both fwsm at the same time. If you reload 1 fwsm first and the fwsm does not have the same partition number, it will cause a lot of issue when failover synchronise the configuration when 1 has lower/higher partition number than the other.
Lastly, even though the context configuration will not change, I would still recommend that you backup the configuration prior to the change.
Hope that helps.