Is active/active mode supported with Layer3 sub-interfaces? I'm trying this in a lab with 2 VM-50's, and whilst the cluster is formed, I seem to have intermittent packet loss; not sure if this is just a limitation of the VM series (in particular, VM-50) or the fact that they are not true layer-3 interfaces? The customer has a pair of 5220's for a greenfield deployment, but we are planning on using layer3 sub-interfaces.
Both firewalls obviously have the same interface config (VLAN ID, tag etc;) albeit 1 node has IP's configured for VLAN 800-805, whilst the second node has IP's configured for VLAN 806-810. VR is not sync'd between the firewalls and each firewall has individual BGP peerings to the upstream and downstream router.
The vSwitch with HA3 interface has MTU 9000. Session owner and session setup is set for first-packet.
We require active/active due to asymmetric paths; the routers see ECMP paths through each firewall so depending on the hash, we can't guarantee return traffic through the same firewall node.
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Thanks Reaper - I managed to fix my issue, it was related to the fact that the interface names were different; I got caught up on the interface name having a .VLANID (e.g. eth1/1.800), I can probably blame Cisco for that
After matching the interface names (and modifying VLAN tags accordingly), all works well.
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