Vwire Active Active with ASA HA Pair


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Vwire Active Active with ASA HA Pair

I have a n HA pair of ASA and will be implementing an HA pair of PANS between the Core and ASAs. I can send a topology if necessary. Currently have a Cisco 3750 layer 3 connected to two separate Cisco 2960s via a trunk link. The2960s are aslo inter-connected via a trunk link. The ASAs are connected to each 2960 via access port. The original idea was to implement the Palo Altos in A/P but it seems easier to implement A/A. Are there any gotchas for this scenario. I know it is best practice and recommended for Vwire A/A in a layer 3 topology only and to make sure spanning-tree is configured properly for layer 2. From what I have read you should not carry the Vwire vlan across the inter-switch trunk but wold this just be for the trunk between the 2960's or all of the trunk links? I would think the traffic would not pass if the vlan is not allowed between the 3750 and 2960 trunks.

L7 Applicator

the A/P scenario will be easier to troubleshoot  in case there is ever a defect in the network connection, the primary member will also remain active if the ASA dies, being one less failover the sessions need to endure (if the ASA fails over in the A/A scenario, the sessions are handed over to the second ASAs, but also to the second PA. this increases the chances of having a hickup and will have an impact on the time it takes for sessions to transition)

Tom Piens - PANgurus.com
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