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ProxySG Failover Issue

  • 1.  ProxySG Failover Issue

    Posted 26 days ago
    Hi Everyone. We have 2 proxysg appliance deployed in explicit mode. They are configured as Master and Slave. Previously they were running 6.7.3.6 and we wanted to upgrade. So before doing the upgrade, we decided to reboot them first. We restarted the Slave ProxySG appliance first. Once it got restarted we made this slave as as a new Master so that we could restart the original master to avoid any downtime. We restarted the orignal master and it went well.

    Now we upgraded the Slave to 6.7.4.15. Master is still on 6.7.3.4. Now before we upgrade the Master, we plan to make it slave again so that we avoid any downtime.

    My question is now if I make this slave as master by just checking the checkbox in failover configuration which will make it master, and unchecking the checkbox from the orignal master, failover configuration would this change be advertised between both ProxySG appliance or there would any issue as now both ProxySG appliance are running different OS version ?

    Appreciate your feedback.

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    Symantec Enthusiast
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  • 2.  RE: ProxySG Failover Issue

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 26 days ago
    HI SymSpec,

    This would be fine. These are multicast requests that for the most part don't care what version your on. We don't recommend staying on different versions in the long haul, because you want the users to have a continuation of the same experience and policies if failover does kick in, but being on the same version is not required for failover to work.

    Hope this helps!