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Setting up failover mode on to ASA 5510's

Hello,

I've been giventeh task of adding a second ASA 5510 to a live ASA and making sure that the active/standby failover works, has anyone done this, do I need a crossover cable? I wondered if there is a simple guide you may know of?

Thanks

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Setting up failover mode on to ASA 5510's

"do I need a crossover cable?" Yes you can use a crossover cable.

Here is a link, might help you all the way.

http://www.cisco.com/image/gif/paws/77809/pixfailover.pdf

thanks

Setting up failover mode on to ASA 5510's

Hi Andy,

Per Rizwan's suggestion, you need xover cable or place a small (managed is better) switch and use straight thru cables. It also makes the troubleshoot part easy incase of any failover happens.

Thx

MS

Setting up failover mode on to ASA 5510's

"place a small (managed is better) switch and use straight thru cables"

 

Placing an extra switch creates another single point of failure into the equation.

I deployed countless failover firewalls with a cross cable and runs just fine.

Thanks

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Setting up failover mode on to ASA 5510's

A regular Ethernet Cat 5 jumper will work as well, with or without an intervening switch.

Follow the configuration guidelines in Cisco's documentation for your version of ASA software:

Configuration Guides

High Availability Instructions for ASA 8.4 (command line interface)

If you're relatively new to ASA, you can use the wizard in ASDM. See this link, for example.

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