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High Availability for ASA

This widget, or resource, summarizes ASA high availability information for the node, such as the active context and high availability type and last failover information.

Click the context name to see more details.

ASA high availability node statuses

The node status is reflected in the color of the circle.

Icon Description/Action
The node is up and running.
The node's status is Warning. The node did not respond to a ping request and is fast-polled for 120 seconds.

The node is not monitored in NPM. See Troubleshoot Unknown nodes for more details.
Add the node as monitored to get details about the node, such as the node name.

The node is down. The node did not respond during the fast-poll period of 120 seconds.

Labels next to the icons tell you what type of ASA high availability is configured, and the role of individual nodes:

  • Standby/Active
  • Primary/Secondary

ASA high availability statuses

NPM polls the following high availability statuses on ASA devices. NPM orders the statuses according to importance with device issues listed first.

  • Standby ready (up, down, or unknown)

  • Standby ready means that ASA devices (both the active and standby) see each other and agree that the standby ASA is ready for failover.

  • Configuration state (up, down, or unknown)

  • If the Configuration state is synced, both ASA devices report that the configuration is synchronized.

    If the Configuration state is not synced, ASA devices report that the configuration is not synchronized. If you have NCM installed, click to see the configuration difference.

  • Connection state sync (up, down, or unknown)

  • State - synced means that both ASA devices report that the high availability state is synchronized.

The overall high availability status is indicated by the color of the line:

  • Critical status (red): the Standby ready status is down, and the Configuration state and Connection sync are not relevant.
  • Warning status (yellow): the Standby ready status is up, and Configuration and Connection states are either down or unknown.
  • Up (green): the Standby ready status is up, and the other states are either up or unknown.
  • Unknown (gray): the Standby ready status is unknown, and the other statuses are either up or unknown.