Re: Still trying to understand how PIX replication works
When you configure an ip address on a firewall interface, you use the command below:
IP address x.x.x.1 mask.mask.mask.mask standby x.x.x.2
So, the firewall that is always active takes the x.x.x.1. While the standby firewall always takes the x.x.x.2.
"- is this normal behavior for failover?"
yes thats normal.
"- if I try and make the primary active again, will this fix things?"
Do a "show failover" command, and from the output, if the primary is in "standby ready" state, then yes, use the command "no failover active" command which will make the secondary firewall give away the active role back to the primary.
Else, if the primary is in "failed" state, then you will lose the connection to the internet.
(While logged on to the current active firewall, you should see the line below in the output of the "show failover" if the primary firewall is ready to take the active role again)
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