I have two ACE20 module installed in two Catalyst 6505 chassis, they are configured in fail-over mode with 3 virtual contexts, one admin conterxt and two user contexts. One ACE is Active for Admin context and host-standby for the other two contexts, and viceversa the second ACE is Active for user contexts and hot-standby for Admin context . When I look for incoming connection to balanced services in user contexts, I see connections on both ACE, i mean either on Active and Stand-by but I expected to see just Active ACE managing incoming connections while no connections at all on Stand-by.
Is it correct? Is it a strange behaviour due any wrong configuration?
Pleas could anyone help me?
Thanks in advance
The actual connection itself only gets handled by ACTIVE device, only connection entry in connection table gets replicated/copied so that in case ACTIVE goes down, STANDBY knows about the connection and when packet will come to it , it will simply refer the connection table and forward it to the server and if no entry is found, take a loadbalance decision. That's why you don't see existing connections going down when stanbdy ACE becomes ACTIVE due to "ACTIVE" being down.
Show resource usage all in Admin context or show resource usage in particular context commands are sufficient to see the resource usage on the device.