5220 - HA2 on 10GB Port

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L1 Bithead

5220 - HA2 on 10GB Port

My organization purchased two 5220's to run in active/passive HA, but the VAR did not mention needing transceivers/cables for the HSCI ports, or the possibility of needing to use the HSCI ports for HA. I would prefer to not have to wait on a capital expenditure request to put this in production. Would we be fine using CAT6A on the 10GB ports for HA2? We are running a maximum of 60Mbps through our current firewall.

L6 Presenter

Re: 5220 - HA2 on 10GB Port

You don't need to use the HSCI port for HA 2.

 

You can set any interface you want, embedded copper or the SFP(+) ports,  for "HA" then use that interface for your HA2 config.

L7 Applicator

Re: 5220 - HA2 on 10GB Port

Hello,

I could be wrong, but I thought the 5220 had 2x HA ports? They both should be rj45.

 

Is this not correct?

 

Regards,

L1 Bithead

Re: 5220 - HA2 on 10GB Port

It does but the documentation states they are for HA1-A and HA1-B. I suppose you could mix and match and use whichever for whatever, I'm not really sure.

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L7 Applicator

Re: 5220 - HA2 on 10GB Port

@OtakarKlier,

The two RJ-45 HA ports on a 5220 are dedicated solely for HA1 connections; they cannot be utilized for HA2. 

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