Configuring HA2 interface on a non-HSCI port?

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Configuring HA2 interface on a non-HSCI port?

With a pair of 5220s, how does one set up HA2 on a port that is not HSCI, for an Active-Passive HA environment? 

 

When I go to configure HA2, either with the GUI or CLI, the only interface I can choose is the HSCI port.  But I do not have the quad transceivers, nor do I yet require the use of the HSCI bandwidth capabilities.  Here is what the CLI tells me:

 

admin@PA-5220# set deviceconfig high-availability interface ha2 port 

  hsci     High Speed Chassis Interconnect (HSCI) dedicated for HA2 and HA3 interfaces

  <value>  <value>

 

admin@PA-5220# set deviceconfig high-availability interface ha2 port aux-2

 

Server error :  ha2 -> port 'aux-2' is not an allowed keyword

 ha2 -> port 'aux-2' is not a valid reference

 ha2 -> port is invalid

 

I would like to use aux-1 for HA1, which configures as expected. But HA2 will not cooperate for use the aux-2.  As an alternative, I could use a 10gig ethernet port for HA2, but this still is not available to me.

 

Any solutions?

 

Clarke Morledge

College of William and Mary

Community Manager

Re: Configuring HA2 interface on a non-HSCI port?

you can set HA2 on a dataplane interface by first switching said interface (or Aggregate Group) to 'HA' type (from L3 or tap,...)

 

the aux ports are only intended for HA1 connections


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