Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements

Welcome to Cisco Support Community. We would love to have your feedback.

For an introduction to the new site, click here. And see here for current known issues.

New Member

Can I use the ASA management Interface for Failover ?

Frnds,

Just a quick Question

Cisco site states that "The ASA 5510 and higher adaptive security appliance includes a dedicated management interface called Management 0/0, which is meant to support traffic to the security appliance. However, you can configure any interface to be a management-only interface using the management-only command. Also, for Management 0/0, you can disable management-only mode so the interface can pass through traffic just like any other interface"

So if I disable the management-only mode using the following commands.

hostname(config)# interface management0/0

hostname(config-if)# no management-only

Will I be able to use the Management Interface for Failover purposes ?

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Silver

Re: Can I use the ASA management Interface for Failover ?

Yes. It works the exact same as if you used a normal interface. Here's a sample of one I did..

interface Management0/0

description LAN/STATE Failover Interface

failover

failover lan unit primary

failover lan interface fail Management0/0

failover polltime unit 5 holdtime 15

failover key *****

failover link fail Management0/0

failover interface ip fail 10.255.255.1 255.255.255.252 standby 10.255.255.2

Pls rate if this helps.

Cheers.

4 REPLIES
Silver

Re: Can I use the ASA management Interface for Failover ?

Yes. It works the exact same as if you used a normal interface. Here's a sample of one I did..

interface Management0/0

description LAN/STATE Failover Interface

failover

failover lan unit primary

failover lan interface fail Management0/0

failover polltime unit 5 holdtime 15

failover key *****

failover link fail Management0/0

failover interface ip fail 10.255.255.1 255.255.255.252 standby 10.255.255.2

Pls rate if this helps.

Cheers.

New Member

Re: Can I use the ASA management Interface for Failover ?

Thanks alot jwalker

jim
New Member

Re: Can I use the ASA management Interface for Failover ?

Just a side note. Cisco does not support this. If you have a high rate of xlates and connections it will fall behind while trying to Synchronize on a 100mb link causing other problems.

Just an FYI..

BTW we use the management port for failover :)

New Member

Re: Can I use the ASA management Interface for Failover ?

Thanks for that little bit of info

537
Views
5
Helpful
4
Replies
CreatePlease to create content