Cisco Firewall :: 5505 High Availability Over Dual WAN Connections

Mar 20, 2011

One of my remote sites acquires Internet connectivity via a cable  modem service.  This goes down intermittently, of course.  I would like  to purchase DSL service from the local telco and configure the edge ASA  (currently a 5505) to use the cable modem path normally ... and fall  back to the DSL path if necessary.
These seems hard to  do.  The edge box would need to evaluate the viability of a WAN path  using some set of tests ... perhaps pings to a handful of major Internet  sites.  If all those pings start failing, it would stall for a minute,  to give the WAN service provider time to recover ... then cut over to  the second path.  Cutting to the second path might mean pushing new DNS  server addresses to clients (or perhaps the edge box would hand out both  sets of DNS servers all the time and rely on the clients to try them  all.)  Once the cable modem provider restored service, the edge box  would stall for a while (ten minutes?  an hour?) and then cut back.
I'm willing to replace the edge box with something  fancier (a bigger ASA or something sold as a router or whatever),  although I'd like to stay under 10K (list) for such a replacement.

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Cisco Firewall :: ASA 5520 High Availability Licensing

Mar 20, 2011

A customer is currently running a 5520 ASA pair in active/standby HA mode. The devices also have an IPS module, one of them using a temporary (60-day) license.  So, right now, licensing is identical on both ASAs and HA is operational.
The question is what exactly will happen after 60 days, once the temporary license expires?  Does HA shutdown completely once it's determined that the licensing isn't a 100% match any longer, or does it just cripple one feature (such as the IPS module)?
The customer is balking at purchasing SMARTnet for the 2nd ASA, so I need to explain exactly what is going to happen (if anything) once the license on the 2nd ASA drops off...

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Nov 1, 2011

I am new to Cisco firewalls. We are moving from a different vendor to Cisco ASA 5520s.I have two ASA 5520s running ASA 8.2(5). I am managing them with ASDM 6.4(5).I am trying to setup Active/Standby using the High Availability Wizard. I have interfaces on each device setup with just an IP address and subnet mask. Primary is and secondary is The interfaces are connected to a switch and these interfaces are the only nodes on this switch. When I run the Wizard on the primary, configure for Active/Standby, enter the peer IP of and I get an error message saying that the peer test failed, followed by an error saying ASDM is temporarily unable to connect to the firewall.

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Jun 26, 2012

I have set up a zone-based policy firewall with HA on two 2911 routers as per the Cisco security configuration guide, for an active/passive LAN-LAN cluster. All works as expected, but there is one problem I find: when the control link between the two devices fails, they go into an active/active state as each member assumes it's the last surviving member. The ARP entries for the Virtual IPs on the neighboring devices point to the device that last claimed the active role (usually the standby device). This works in a way, just sessions don't get synched anymore (control link is the same as data link). Now when the link comes back up, the preemtion works and the active, former standby device goes back to standby. But the ARP entries on the neighboring devices still point to the standby device and nothing goes (also sessions established during the active/active state are lost due to resync with the now active member).
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application redundancy
group 1
control <interface> protocol 1

only one control interface is allowed. Other manufacturers with similar functionality provide for the possibilty of a backup control link, for example the internal LAN interface or a dedicated backup link.
How would I go about that? Maybe use a port-channel for the control/data link (but I'm out of interfaces)?

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Jun 10, 2011

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Site B is the WAN of the site A. The site A is the headquarter.
But i need to configure them in High Availability. For example if the Cisco WLC in site A goes down, the ap's have to registered in the WLC of the site B.
Then the traffic LWAPP have to pass over the WAN between site A to site B.
I have to configure two cisco wlc in HA over a WAN . Is ok configure the roamming L3 intercontroller?

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Sep 18, 2011

I am upgrading the Wireless Infrastructure with two 5508 WLC.I am setting up High Availability, but I think is not quite working.
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 LAP1 has WLC2 as the primary controller for HA
LAP1 has WLC1 as the secondary controller for HA
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I have attached a small diagram of the placement of 2 routers.
how do I configure high availability between these 2 links or routers.

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I Suppose the licensing rules are same for the Vmware version also.

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Yesterday I discovered the primary and secondary CAS were both in active state and reporting their fellow peer as dead (I did this using ./, causing authentication errors on the network. I had to stop the perfigo process on the primary one to restore service.
After closer investigation I have discovered that when I put my laptop on the same subnet as their eth2 interfaces (eth0, eth1 and serial are not used for heartbeat only eth2), I can ping the eth2 ip address for the primary device, but can't ping that of the secondary device. See configs and outputs below. I am also wondering why the secondary CAS shows its eth0 and eth1 interfaces as fake0 and fake1.

[root@CAS-SEC ~]# ifconfig eth2
eth2      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1F:29:5D:1C:6C 
inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
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I am trying to get up to speed on this topic as quickly as possible. 
Here is my issue:                  
1)     We are able to access the webiste

2)     We are able to upload data packets

3)     We allow the website to time out while we are uploading data packets

4)     When we attempt to re-access the website the ip is blocked a)     this includes pinging and trace

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