PA-5220 HA Configuration

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PA-5220 HA Configuration

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Please can someone shed some light on the following issues which we are facing for PA-5220 HA Configuration:

  1. We can see port lights on HSCI port but not on HA-1/HA-2 ports even when they are connected,. Should they be enabled somewhere because in GUI i can just see in-band ports till port 24.
  2. How can we setup HA using dedicated ports, because in Device>high Avalibility i can see the bacup peer IP address and where can i setup IP addresses of HA-1/HA-2 ports?

Waiting eagerly for replies.


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

1. the GUI does not list the dedicated HA ports, you can view their status through cli:


admin@PA-5220> show interface all

total configured hardware interfaces: 8

name                    id    speed/duplex/state        mac address       
ethernet1/1             64    1000/full/up              00:86:9c:0e:ef:40 
ethernet1/2             65    1000/full/up              00:86:9c:0e:ef:41 
ethernet1/3             66    1000/full/up              00:86:9c:0e:ef:42 
ethernet1/5             68    ukn/ukn/down(autoneg)     00:86:9c:0e:ef:44 
ethernet1/6             69    ukn/ukn/down(autoneg)     00:86:9c:0e:ef:45 
ha1-a                   5     ukn/ukn/down(autoneg)     d4:f4:be:c3:7c:57 
ha1-b                   7     ukn/ukn/down(autoneg)     d4:f4:be:c3:7c:56 
hsci                    8     ukn/ukn/down(autoneg)     00:86:9c:0e:ef:08 

2. This picture may explain it bestHA explained.png

::correction:: the HA2 interface can only be set to one or both HSCI, or a single dataplane interface. not an aggregate

Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization
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