I have a pair of FWSM they are running version 2.2(1) and they are currently in the same 6509 chassis although i intend to locate them in seperate chassis in the future. They are running in multiple context mode. I am trying to get them to do Failover and Stateful FO for which I have entered configuration in the system context. I have allocated vlans to both firewalls for this purpose, and the config of the standby firewall for FO is as follows:
failover lan unit secondary
failover lan interface FWSMFAILOVER vlan 990
failover polltime unit 1 holdtime 15
failover polltime interface 15
failover interface-policy 50%
failover interface ip FWSMFAILOVER 220.127.116.11 255.255.255.0 standby 18.104.22.168
arp timeout 14400
the error message i receive is
No response from mate.
However you can ping both firewalls over the failover vlan and the arp caches are populated correctly.
Can you please advise as to why they are not syncing up.
The only difference between them is that the primary has 20 context license, and the standby has 2 context. But I am only using the system, admin and 1 other context currently.