On a hot standby network, what do designated active device and designated standby device stand for

On load balancing networks, the two FWs are active. Therefore, if both FWs synchronize commands to each other, command overwrite or conflict problems may occur. To centrally manage the configurations of the two FWs, you need to configure the designated active and standby devices.

On load balancing networks, the sender of the configuration backup command is the designated active device (identified by HRP_M), and the receiver is the designated standby device (identified by HRP_S).

Configuration commands can be synchronized only from the designated active device to the designated standby device, and status information is mutually backed up between the two devices.

On load balancing networks, the FW with a smaller sysname American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) character is the designated active device. For example, when FW_A and FW_B share load, FW_A is the designated active device.

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