HA Active/Passive Management Design

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HA Active/Passive Management Design

L3 Networker

I am testing out and setting up two PA-2020 in a HA Active/Passive setup for eventual use in our production network.  I am testing this outside of our current network infrastructure to ensure I understand the complete setup processes. I had a couple design questions regarding this setup.

As of now I have two zones, WAN and LAN enabled on both firewalls. I’ve enabled two ports for HA on both firewalls and have connected them with crossover cables. Both WAN cables are running into a switch, and both LAN cables are running into another switch.  I’ve been able to get HA working, but had a question about how to manage both PAN FWs separately, since the interfaces on one is inactive in the passive state.  Currently both management ports are set to the default IP and subnet, but I was wondering if I can assign the management port in the same subnet as the LAN network to manage the firewalls independently. In order to suspend firewalls for PAN OS upgrades can I manage both firewalls at the same time in this manner?

I’m a little bit new to firewalls, and even newer to PANs and wanted to make sure I understood the setup behind this.  Thanks for all your help.

Any other thoughts or tips would be awesome, too!  Thanks!


Anyway I could get access to these docs?

You mean ? It works for me so I guess it should work for you aswell to access that url?

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