What is the corresponding link state when the passive link state is set to auto?

What is the corresponding link state when the passive link state is set to auto?

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Created On 03/01/19 18:47 PM - Last Modified 07/08/20 20:24 PM


Question


When the Firewall's Passive link state is set to auto in High Availability configuration, what is the expected link state for the corresponding switch ports?

Environment


Passive link state set to auto under GUI: Device> High Availability> General> Active/Passive Settings> Passive Link State> Auto


HA auto Passive link state


Answer


The expected link state for the corresponding switch ports (not considering LACP nor STP) should be in an "up" state from a physical layer perspective.

Additional Information


What is the difference between auto and shutdown mode for a passive link?
 


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