I have two PIX 520 configured as Active/Standby mode at production. I am adding two Cat 6509 behind the PIX. The inside interface of the Active PIX connects to 6509-A; the inside interface of the Standby PIX connect to 6509-B. The 6509 is running HSRP and has a trunk between the switches. Under this physical connection, it seems if the 6509-A is dead, there is no other path to reach 6509-B. Do i have to add another interface card to the pix so I can connect to 6509-B or is there any other way to achieve redundancy?
If 6509A goes down, PIXA interface will go down and should cause PIXB to become the active interface. Should have a crossover cable between the two to keep all of the state info in sync. I'm not a pix person, I just know how our checkpoint install works
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