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Primary Unit of a Firewall Failover pair does not become the active unit when it is brought online

I am using a pair of PIX Firewall 550, both running pix firewall s/w version 6.1 and are configured in a failover configuration.

Occasionally, the primary unit seemed to be rejecting connections on all interfaces, except from the secondary unit - as such, devices on any one interface are not able to communicate with devices on another interface.

As the secondary unit does not detect that there is a problem, it does not become the active unit unless forced to do so manually.

In addition, when the primary unit is re-booted, the problem described above is resolved, but here the primary unit does not automatically become the active unit, unless forced to do so manually.

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Re: Primary Unit of a Firewall Failover pair does not become the

Part 1 - Please supply the serial numbers, this could be a known hardware problem. Part 2 - the primary unit will not come active until it detects a failure in the secondary. It will not become active automatically once powered on or rebooted.

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