Cisco SFR Cant Ping its Default Gateway?

KB ID 0001575

Problem

This is a strange one? I was deploying FirePOWER to a pair of ASA 5550-8-X firewalls in Active / Standby failover last week. After each SFR was updated (via ASDM.) I could no longer ‘ping it’, the SFR itself could ping everything on the same VLAN, APART from its own default gateway, (which was an SVI on the Cisco 3750 switch it was connected to).

This happened every time I updated the SFR, (or re-imaged it.) Then after an hour or so it was fine?

Solution

If I connected to the switch that the SFR, (and firewall) was connected to, I could NOT ping the SFR. The interface was up/up on the switch, and the firewalls Management interface was also up/up.

Petes-3750#ping 10.2.1.252

Type escape sequence to abort.
Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 10.2.1.252, timeout is 2 seconds:
.....
Success rate is 0 percent (0/5)

I did notice it was in the ARP table though, (with the correct MAC address), So I manually removed it;

Petes-3750#clear ip arp 10.2.1.252

Then it was fine?

Petes-3750#ping 10.2.1.252

Type escape sequence to abort.
Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echos to 10.2.1.252, timeout is 2 seconds:
!!!!!
Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max = 1/1/1 ms

Now the ASDM would connect fine without complaining about the FirePOWER module.

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Author: PeteLong

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