PA-850 High Availability Cabling

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PA-850 High Availability Cabling

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Can we separate the PA-850 two of HA boxes using Fiber to Copper Media Convertor in case I want to keep both boxes in different buildings to achieve HA  ( our boxes are in Active-Passive mode ) ? 

Current configuration of HA is on Copper Ports.



Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Hi @GajananDixit ,


Yes, it can be done.  Check out this discussion ->


You can use IP addresses for your HA2 links so they can route across your network.  In that scenario, PANW recommends encrypting the traffic.





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If you're going to use a media converter the only thing I would really caution is using cheap devices for these links. I'd recommend spending the money for a managed unit so that you can monitor for faults outside of the interface just failing. 

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