we are looking to set up our two Pix 515E's for failover. We are thinking of just creating vlans on the switch for the Inside, Outside, DMZ and Failover networks and plug the appropriate interfaces in.
Are there any configurations on the port that we need to consider? I read that we should enable portfast, turn off trunking, and turn off port channeling. How should the switchports be set up? Access? Native?
I know this really is a single point of failure but maybe if it goes down them will get su some more money for a nother switch..hehehe..
I have seen the link to http://www.sans.org/reading_room/whitepapers/firewalls/813.php
and it very closely resembles our situation just with the one switch containing all the links.
If anyone can advise i would appreciate it.