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No IP addresses on HA interfaces

L1 Bithead

Hi all,

I'm working for a new company building out several new data centers. They got a jump on getting things up and running before hiring their own resource and had a consultant setup a couple of pairs of PA-2050s. They are active/passive. The consultant set up the HA interfaces with no IP addresses. Is this an OK configuration? They seem happy, but every guide I've looked at - and the training I attended - all show addresses on the interfaces. Are there any drawbacks to not having addresses on the interfaces?

Thanks,

Chris

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L6 Presenter

I guess it should work if the boxes are directly connected to each other (only using a single tp-cable for each HA interface).

However I cant find anything about that this would be optional according to the PA-4.1_Administrators_Guide.pdf

It rather states that (in HA settings):


"

* Peer HA IP Address—Enter the IP address of the HA1 interface that is specified
in the Control Link section of the other firewall.

* Backup Peer HA IP Address—Enter the IP address of a backup peer HA firewall.
Enter the IP address for the peer’s backup control link.

"

But at the same time the screenshot at page 70 shows 2 HA-interfaces configured at dataplane without ip addresses set (at least not shown in the GUI which the screenshot displays).

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