Active/Passive vs. Active/Active


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Cyber Elite

Hi Ben,


We are running PA 5050 in vwire mode.

What specific info you need?




L1 Bithead

Hi @MP18,

I'm trying to understand the best option when putting 2 x PA NGFW's in Active/Passive, each with Vwire's between a Check Point 2-Node Active/Passive Cluster and 2 x L3 Switches.  My specific concern was how the Active PA NGFW would follow the Active Check Point Cluster Node in a fail-over event.  My concern quickly switched however when VSLS was enabled to make the Check Point Cluster Active/Active.  Now I am trying to understand the implications of PA Active/Active Vwire's in a failure scenario.

My backup plan is no HA with TCP syn check disabled and to be honest will most likely be the chosen option as we're in emergency response mode for this work.



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