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PIX535 - Stateful Failover Restriction


For Stateful failover for PIX535, it is the connection between PIXs must be Gigabit Ethernet ?

Will it work it I use FastEthernet ??

Can anyone help to clarify the statement on CCO.


Refer to url :

Step 6 If you are using Stateful Failover, use one of the following types of connections, that is appropriate for your system, between the dedicated interfaces on the PIX security appliance:

•Category 5 crossover cable directly connecting the primary unit to the secondary unit

•100BaseTX full duplex on a dedicated switch or dedicated VLAN of a switch

•1000BaseTX full duplex on a dedicated switch or dedicated VLAN of a switch


Note For Stateful Failover on the PIX 535, you must use a Gigabit Ethernet (GE) failover link with GE interfaces.


Re: PIX535 - Stateful Failover Restriction

If Stateful Failover is enabled, the interface card and bus used for the Stateful Failover LAN port must be equal to or faster than the fastest card used for the network interface ports. For example, if your inside and outside interfaces are PIX-1GE-66 cards installed in bus 0, then your Stateful Failover interface must be a PIX-1GE-66 card installed in bus 1. A PIX-1GE or PIX-1FE card cannot be used in this case, nor can a PIX-1GE-66 card installed in bus 2 or sharing bus 1 with a slower card.