Currently l have two ASA 5520's in a active/passive failover scenario. Currently the interfaces for the inside and outside are fixed at 100/FULL.I want to repatch them into GigE ports setup as Auto Negotiate.Is there anyway of keeping the connections through the firewall active in this type of scenrio or will l have downtime disconnecting and repatching? or could l possibly disable failover and reconfigure each ?
Currently we have one ISP1 and all traffic goes to this way. Suppose our isp1 goes down, our outside user cant get the server. All servers are nated to this ISP1.We planned to purchase a another ISP2. Shall we Configure same inside server to map this ISP2? so that one primary ISP1 goes down it will take place the outside trafficISP2.
Is it possible to setup 2 x Cisco ASA 5520 that are in an Active/Standby failover using sla monitoring?
For example ASA1 outside interface connects to an upstream switch and you setup sla monitor with icmp echo to ping that switch. The switch goes down and you need the other ASA2 to become the Active ASA. Can the sla monitor be automatically integrated with the failover commands for this to happen?
I have a Cisco ASA 5505 in our office. We are currently using Interface 0 for outside and 1 for inside. We only have 1 Vlan in our environment. We have two three switches behind the firewall. Today the uplink to Interface 1, to the firewall, on the switch went bad. I want to setup a second inside interface on the firewall and configure it as failover incase this happens again. I want to attach it to the other switch. Can I do this? If so, what do I need to do? would it only be a passive/standby interface?
I am having ASA 5520 with active/standby configured. Around 2 days ago, the ASA stopped responding & all of my websites stopped working. when i checked the failover status it said that failover is off. I had to manually turn the failover to start my traffic flow.During this time my secondary ASA was not responding. After some time, the primary stopped responding & secondary became active......to solve this i had to make the secondary unit as failover unit primary & the primary unit as failover unit secondary. i did get a log on ASA :-
“(Primary) Disabling Failover” with error message no.105001 which states the below:-
Explanation In version 7.x and later, this message may indicate the following: failover has been automatically disabled because of a mode mismatch (single or multiple), a license mismatch (encryption or context), or a hardware difference (one unit has an IPS SSM installed, and its peer has a CSC SSM installed).(Primary) can also be listed as (Secondary) for the secondary unit.
I have 2 ASA5520's in failover pair.After failing over I cannot run ADSM on the secondary (now active device), I get "unable to launch device manager from [primary address]"
I can ASDM to the primary device (now marked as "standby ready") on the failover address. I can SSH to it also.I CANNOT ASDM to the secondary device (now marked as "active") on the primary address. I CAN SSH to it.
When I run "sh asdm image" I get valid output (asdm image disk0:/asdm-645.bin) on both.However when I run "sh ver" on each it appears ASDM is not running on the secondary device :
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Version xxxx [only]
Compared with :
Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Software Version xxxx Device Manager Version 6.4(5)
It appears as though ASDM is only running on the primary device (regardless of the fact it is now in standby mode). Is this normal? I am having to run in a failover condition due to a intermittent hardware fault on the primary unit but require access to the ASDM for monitoring/diag purposes during this condition.
i am trying to setup a failover pair on Cisco asa 5520 - need a state full failover. Do i need two ports dedicated to obtain the above - one for LAN based failover and one for state full fail over ? also do i need a switch in between to connect them ?
I have 2 Cisco 5520 ASAs and was configured for Fail over. Unfortunately our Primary ASA went down and Secondary becomes Active and network admin made lots of changes on Secondary Active ASA. What is the best practice to rejoin Primary as standby or active without loosing the existing configuration on Secondary Active ?
I have a running ASA5520 in my network and recently we plan to add a failover pair as a standby unit for the running asa. Both of the ASA have the same specs and software. the only thing that the soon to be secondary ASA does not have is the AnyConnect Essential license. is it still possible for the unit to be the standby unit?
below is the license capture from both of the unit.
Running ASA: Licensed features for this platform: Maximum Physical Interfaces : Unlimited Maximum VLANs : 150
According to the link here:[URL]Starting with Version 8.3(1), it no longer needs to install identical licenses. Typically, we only buy a license only for the primary unit; for Active/Standby failover, the secondary unit inherits the primary license when it becomes active.So I wanna know if there's some additional configuration to synchronize the licenses such as SSL VPN or Context between the primary one and the second one? Or they can just synchronize by default as soon as I finish the failover configuration and when the primary one gets down, the second one will take over the role including licenses automatically?
We have recently got 2 of our Cisco ASA 5520 firewalls through RMA. These are supposed to run in a Active/Active Failover Pair. There was only 1 RMA request that was opened for both the firewalls. We have received only 1 Activation key for this RMA request for both the firewalls. Just want to check with you if this Activation key will work on both firewalls or do we need a get a seperate one for the other box.
Recently, I unable to configure the failover on bridge group in transparent mode . I have five interfaces .out of this only 3 is showing in the show run config . Whether I can config failover on on of the data interfaces.
I have the ASA 5520 with the version ASA Version 7.2(4) <context>
I have a problem with my asa phone proxy. i have two ASA 5520 in HA. I have 10 phone register with ASA active primary. if i execute the command show phone-proxy secure-session. i can see the phone session on the ASA.
if i perform the same command on the passive ASA i can't see the session replicated from the active member.
If i switch the cluster the phone enter in a registrating loop and can't connect to the ASA now active.
If i switch back immediately (the session are still present on the first asa) the phone register again and all works
the ASA have version 8.4(5)
the phone are a 7921g
is normal that the skinny don't start again and re-register the phone on the ASA that became active after failover?
I have one ASA 5520 up and runnign, with complete configuration (ssl customization, DAP, CSD...) with bunch of files on flash drive, etc. I am using software 8.3Now I received one 5520 that I want to use failover, it is with 8.3, I will make sure that ASDM is also the same on both...
So, my question is how to make my running ASA to become primary and to push all info (config, files on flash, etc) to new ASA?
I found few examples, but nothing tells me how to force one ASA to be the source for sync.
What process I need to follow to rebuild my failover unit? I've had to turn it off because it seems that both the primary and secondary were thinking they should both be the active unit. I'm not sure why. But in turning off the failover, I had internet access again. So I think I want to rebuild the secondary unit's configuration. Do I need to turn off failover from the primary unit first? Disconnect the secondary unit, console into it and remove the configuration (command to remove from flash?)? Rebuild the interfaces..all interfaces or just STATE between the units? Just trying to get a list of the process
we have two ASA 5520, on the failover unit is showing LU allocate xlate failed. We read on [URL] that it could be a memory problem , but have cheked it and we have 85% of memory free on both nodes. We also can see all xlate on failover unit.
We have forced failover this evenig and we can´t stablish outbound connexions by outside interface, we think xlates or nat cant work properly.
I am getting ready to setup avtice/standby failover on our ASA 5520's and have run in to an issue.I currently only have one External IP address available. My Idea was to use a private/placeholder IP address for the standby external IP Address, will this cause any issues with the failover? I know I won't be able to access the secondary from the outside, but that is not an issue.
We apply a new anyconnect mobile license to our primary asa 5520 and the failover feature went into an off state. WE have now applied a second purchased anyconnect mobile to our secondary asa but the failover is still inactive/off.
bcoh1fw50# sh failover state State Last Failure Reason Date/Time This host - Primary Disabled Ifc Failure 14:43:21 EST Jan 30 2013
I have two ASA 5540s, ver 8.4 configured in Active/Standby failover.I am also using the redundant interface feature for my Inside interface. Gig0/0 is the active primary and Gig0/1 is standby.
I will activate failover monitoring of the Inside interface using the monitor inside command.
My question concerns the failover monitoring of the redundant interface. If the gig0/0 connection were to fail would the Gig0/1 interface become Active, AND simultaneously result in a full device failover?
Or, does Gig0/1 of the Inside interface redundant pair simply become active and not change the Inside interface device failover state? Thus NOT resulting in a device failover.
I am trying to configure two ASA-5505 as a failover pair. Software 8.2.5 and ASDM 188.8.131.52 Using the wizard i get to step3 .. then nothing happens. Trying direct in asdm but the only interface i can choose is "--None Unnamed-"
I am trying to setup an active/standby failover with 5520's running 8.4(2) and am having problems with it not dropping connections during the failover. I am using a portchannel from the switch to each ASA and using sub-interfaces off that. I'm using the command Failover mac address Port-Channel1 “mac-address on primary Port-Channel1” “mac-address on standby Port-Channel1”.The command goes through but doing a show interface port-channel1 doesn't show a change in the mac address on the secondary unit after a failover when it becomes active.
Do I correctly understand that when two ASA 5510 are in fail over pair, the switchover from primary to secondary if one interface of primary goes down shall happen ONLY if failover link is up? So when the fail over link is down and one interface on primary got down also, interface tests between the two ASAs still are being done , but secondary SHALL NEVER try to become active.
In this case why to make tests on data interfaces ? What is the reason to make them? If the knowledge of that some interfaces of primary became down comes through failover link - no need to make additional interface tests - primary will tell about the failure to secondary. If so should run no monitor-interface if name command to dis load devices and network by foolish tests?
I'm attempting to configure two ASA 5520 for active/standby failover.When I enter the “failover” command to enable the config on the primary ASA, the entire routing table disappears.There is no routing process running, only static routes are configured.
Is this an expected behavior of the failover process and if so, how long should I wait for the routes to come back?
I am getting this error on my PIX 535 with 8.0.4 code. The error is Error : OSPF/RIP cannot be enabled on failover interface, I am getting this error while trying to enable RIP on the firewall. The context is single mode and failover is enabled. When I am disabling the failover the Firewall is accepting the RIP configurations.
I have a pair of ASA5510s in a failover configuration where I see these 2 logs repeated every 15 seconds.
105008 1 Nov 27 2012 10:39:27 (Primary) Testing Interface management 105009 1 Nov 27 2012 10:39:28 (Primary) Testing on interface management Passed
I have read other threads where these are accompanied by "105005, Lost Failover communications with mate on interface". But I'm only getting these 2. The other thing that is confusing is that the "management" interface is not the failover interface. So why do I see 105008/9 logs about it?