[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now


HSRP with 2920 Procurve Switch stack and Sonicwall NSA 4600

Posted on 2014-08-12
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2014-08-13
We have a setup where we are getting two drops at the datacenter using HSRP. We have those drops connected to a stack of procurve switches, and then connected to two Sonicwall NSA 4600.

We want to confirm we setup a VLAN on the two ports in the switch as untagged (as the switches are stacked) and then setup the VLAN in the Sonicwall, and we should be able to have traffic pass with no issue.

HP cannot figure this out, and we know it had to be able to work, as it is simply passing hello packets, via multicasting. Not rocket (or networking) science.

We just want to make sure we are going down the correct route for this configuration./
Question by:Michael Fraser
  • 3
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Craig Beck
ID: 40258349
The packet coming from the SonicWall to the switch would automatically get its 802.1q info removed, so that's ok, but traffic coming into the SonicWall from the switch would probably get dropped as the traffic is expected to be tagged.

If you set the port on the SonicWall to use the desired VLAN as the native VLAN ID it will work though.

Why not just tag the ports at the HP switch though?
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

TimotiSt earned 2000 total points
ID: 40258484
Just ot confirm, your setup is something like:
[provider Cisco HSRP cluster]=====[procurve stack]=====[Sonicwall cluster]

Where the procurve stack is pure layer2, and the Sonicwall uses the HSRP virtual IP as the default GW?
That should work fine.

Just check the Sonicwall cluster manual, see who passes hellos where.
Draw a diagram and check all failure scenarios (cable, router, sonicwall, switch) with failover and failback will work as expected. For a similar setup with Fortigates I had to run a few extra links to make sure the failback happens.


Author Comment

by:Michael Fraser
ID: 40258758
Thanks for the input gents! Death by checkbox on the Sonicwall. Muti casting on the FW now selected. SMH!

Author Comment

by:Michael Fraser
ID: 40258765
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for vdispace's comment #a40258758

for the following reason:

Specific to this issue.

Author Closing Comment

by:Michael Fraser
ID: 40258766
Deductive reasoning.

Featured Post

New Tabletop Appliances Blow Competitors Away!

WatchGuard’s new T15, T35 and T55 tabletop UTMs provide the highest-performing security inspection in their class, allowing users at small offices, home offices and distributed enterprises to experience blazing-fast Internet speeds without sacrificing enterprise-grade security.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Quality of Service (QoS) options are nearly endless when it comes to networks today. This article is merely one example of how it can be handled in a hub-n-spoke design using a 3-tier configuration.
Getting hacked is no longer a matter or "if you get hacked" — the 2016 cyber threat landscape is now titled "when you get hacked." When it happens — will you be proactive, or reactive?
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
When cloud platforms entered the scene, users and companies jumped on board to take advantage of the many benefits, like the ability to work and connect with company information from various locations. What many didn't foresee was the increased risk…

834 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question