okay, heres the situation. I have two PIX-515E's in a failover scenario. Primary PIX has a UR license and the Secondary PIX has a FO license.
The Primary PIX has failed, it decided to hang and when manually rebooted it came up with the no config, just the default factory config.
Now the Secondary is now active and passing traffic everything is fine, the Primary is failed and is actually powered off.
The output from the show fail command on the active Secondary is
Cable status: Other side powered off
Failover unit Secondary
Failover LAN Interface: N/A - Serial-based failover enabled
Unit Poll frequency 15 seconds, holdtime 45 seconds
Interface Poll frequency 15 seconds
Interface Policy 1
Monitored Interfaces 5 of 250 maximum
failover replication http
Last Failover at: 12:01:11 NZST Jan 1 1993
This host: Secondary - Active
Active time: 2700 (sec)
Interface inside (10.a.b.c): Normal (Waiting)
Interface outside (203.w.x.y): Normal (Waiting)
Interface dmz (10.g.h.i): Normal (Waiting)
Interface intf4 (0.0.0.0): Link Down (Waiting)
Interface intf5 (0.0.0.0): Link Down (Waiting)
Other host: Primary - Failed
Active time: 0 (sec)
Interface inside (10.a.b.d): Unknown (Waiting)
Interface outside (203.w.x.z): Unknown (Waiting)
Interface dmz (10.g.h.j): Unknown (Waiting)
Interface intf4 (0.0.0.0): Unknown (Waiting)
Interface intf5 (0.0.0.0): Unknown (Waiting)
The issue I have is threefold
1. If I power on the Primary PIX with no config, will the Secondary stay active without traffic interuption
2. If I do power on the Primary and all is well, can I send the config from the active Secondary to the failed Primary
3. If I do not power on the Primary, will the active Secondary, that is running the FO license, reboot after 24 hours, even if it recognises the Primary's state as powered off.
Thanks in advance