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PIX 515e doesn't fail back to primary

I have a pair of 515e firewalls setup for failvoer and a serial failover cable between. When the primary has a failure the secondary takes over, when the primary comes back to a normal state the secondary continues active. Should the primary not "preempt" the secondary and become active because of the special cable joining the two?

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Re: PIX 515e doesn't fail back to primary

When the failover takes place - the secondary becomes the primary firewall logically. Physcially the primary is the failover until the secondary fails or you force failover:-

failover active - on the Physical Primary firewall.

HTH>

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Re: PIX 515e doesn't fail back to primary

thanks,

...according to Cisco documentation the process of restoring a failed unit is manual, meaning that a command must be entered to allow the physical primary to become active again...

hostname(config)#failover reset

Re: PIX 515e doesn't fail back to primary

In my experiance that command only "resets" the failover state from failed - i.e when 2 units try to sync the config and establish failover communications and have failed previously.

This may have changed.......

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