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[EOL/EOE] NSRP Resolution Guide -- How to configure NSRP and test failover condition



Article ID: KB9809 KB Last Updated: 17 Mar 2021Version: 14.0
Note: A product listed in this article has either reached hardware End of Life (EOL) OR software End of Engineering (EOE). 
Refer to End of Life Products & Milestones for the EOL, EOE, and End of Support (EOS) dates.

This article will help with NSRP configuration and failover testing. 
NSRP Resolution Guide -- How to configure NSRP and test failover condition

To see an overview of the NSRP Resolution guides:   
NSRP (High Availability) Resolution Guides

For assistance with configuring an NSRP, follow the steps below: 
  1. Are all the minimum Hardware and Software requirements met? For information on the minimum requirements, consult: KB11432 - What are the minimum hardware and software requirements for NSRP?.
    • Yes - Continue with Step 2
    • No  - Resolve any deficiencies with the requirements.
  2. Are you configuring NSRP or NSRP Lite? For additional information, consult: KB7047 - What is NSRP-Lite?.
    • NSRP Lite - Continue with Step 3
    • NSRP  - Skip to Step 4
  3. Are you configuring NSRP Lite?
  4. Are you configuring NSRP Active/Passive or Active/Active?
  5. Is a Dynamic Routing protocol running on the firewall?
    Once this configuration step is complete, continue with Step 6.
  6. Do you have the interfaces designated for HA and assigned to the HA zone?  For more information, consult: KB11296 - Assigning ports or interfaces for the HA link (NSRP).
    • Yes - Continue with Step 7
    • No  - For assistance with assigning an interface, consult: KB11296.
  7. Did you enter the minimum NSRP configuration options? For assistance, consult: KB6015 - What is minimum configuration to get NSRP cluster working.
    • Yes - Continue with Step 8
    • No  - Configure the minimum NSRP parameters.
  8. Do you want to configure the following additional NSRP configuration options?
  9. Did you Sync the configuration between the Primary and Backup? For more information, see KB6351 - How do I synchronize configs for NSRP.
    • Yes - Continue with Step 10
    • No  - Synchronize the configuration
  10. Are the configurations in Sync? For information on how to check, consult KB6359 - How do I check if the Active/Passive NSRP pair configurations are in sync.
  11. Basic NSRP is complete.  Test a failover condition.  Go to KB9810 - How to test the Active/Passive Failover.

Modification History:
2021-02-18: minor non-technical edits. remove references to legacy EOS products.

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