I've been doing some tinkering with a pair of 3220s and am noticing that in the GUI it's reporting HA1 Backup is down in the HA widget of the dashboard if I use the HA1-B port. HA1-A is up, and if I use the management port for HA1-Backup, it comes up fine. I configured HA1-B the same as HA1-A, only using a different /30 network. I've tried different cables, and the firewalls are both directly connected. The activity lights show up on both HA1-A and HA1-B, and if I look at the ports in the firewall CLI they both show 1000/full/up. Is there something different that has to be configured with HA1-B to get this to work? I'm assuming there's no known bug as I didn't see anything in the release notes. Anyone else run into this?
I noticed in the passive firewall, I could assign the IP address of HA1-B as a source IP and ping the remote IP of the active firewall. That ping failed. On the active box, when I tried to source the IP address of the HA1-backup it said address could not be assigned. I changed the IP, committed, changed it back to the same IP it was configured at previously, committed again, and HA1-Backup is now active. The HA configuration had been committed, so I didn't forget to commit the first time around. The firewalls have been up and passing traffic, so I know that IP was correct. I'll see how long it stays active and post if anything changes, but it seems like something weird is going on in 8.1.
I've got a 3220 pair. They're directly connected using HA1-A and a sperate interface for HA2. They're directly connected as well, but we're not having any HA1-A link issues. (We're not using HA1-B)
On our pair of PA-3220 HA-1B connection was OK until we upgraded to 8.1.4
After the upgrade HA-1B has link, but apparently there is no traffic at all and as a result HA1-backup does not work at all.
I tried a lot of things (ip change, various cables, direct connect and switch connect) but nothing works
Using Management Ports for HA-backup is working ok.
Today I upgraded to 8.1.4 and I am facing the same issue. Everything was fine on 8.1.3, nobody phisically touched the firewalls, so no cabling issues. Can't understand what happened.
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