High Availability - HA Heartbeat Backup
If HA1 and HA1-backup are configured with data plane ports then Heartbeat backup is needed. If Management port is used as HA1 bkup then Heartbeat backup is not needed.
Why, though? What's the reason that using management ports for a Control Link makes Heartbeat Backup not needed, or put another way, why does not using a management ports for a Control Link make Heartbeat Backup advantageous or necessary?
@ChrisSutton Great question Chris.
What is the result if Heartbeat Backup is enabled AND Management port is used as HA1 backup?
Does anyone know if I am able to see the same status information I see on the HA Widget for the 'Heartbeat backup' up or down, via the cli as a show HA .... ... status command of some sort? I am not finding it via # show high-availability all or # show high-availability state.
I need to be able to find this information in a large batch of firewalls for an audit. Thanks.