Cisco PIX Firewall: Primary unit status Health Monitor

Jalasoft.Xian.SmartManagementPacks.CiscoPix.PrimaryUnitStatus.1.1 (AggregateMonitor)

This monitor catches Xian events that notifies when the Primary unit status has changed its state.

Knowledge Base article:


Primary unit status has changed. Note.- It indicates "new current status". (PREDICTED)

The primary unit status has changed to one of the following states: Other, Up, Down, Error, Overheating, Busy, No Media, Backup, Active, or Standby


The primary unit is active or on stand by when you force the pair to switch roles, either by entering the failover active command on the secondary unit, or the "no failover active" command on the primary unit. If disabled, it can be due to: Failure with the primary unit, the primary unit is unable to determine its status, or the primary unit detects a power failure on the other unit. This textual convention is used to describe various events that are related to the resources on a firewall. Other: Generic resource event. Up: The resource is in service. Down: The resource is out of service. Error: There has been an error for this resource. OverTemp: The resource is overheating. Busy: The resource is busy. NoMedia: A device doesn't have its required media. Backup: Processing has switched to the backup. Active: This is the active unit. Standby: This is the standby unit.


If the active or stand by status occurs because of manual intervention, no action is required; otherwise, use the cause reported by the secondary unit to verify the status of both units of the pair. For failover disabled: Check the system log messages for the primary unit for a problem nature indicator. Replace the cable. Verify that the secondary unit is powered on and that power cables are properly connected.


Monitors the Cisco PIX Firewall primary unit status. It can be (1) for Other, (2) for Up, (3) for Down, (4) for Error, (5) for Overheating, (6) for Busy, (7) for No media, (8) for Backup, (9) for Active, and (10) for Standby

Element properties:

Parent MonitorSystem.Health.PerformanceState
Alert GenerateTrue
Alert SeverityMatchMonitorHealth
Alert PriorityLow
Alert Auto ResolveTrue
Alert Message
Primary unit status Alert

Source Code:

<AggregateMonitor ID="Jalasoft.Xian.SmartManagementPacks.CiscoPix.PrimaryUnitStatus.1.1" Accessibility="Public" Enabled="true" Target="ThirdParty_Cisco!Jalasoft.Xian.Common.Elements.ThirdParty.Cisco.JsXCiscoPixFirewallSnmpDeviceElement" ParentMonitorID="SystemHealth!System.Health.PerformanceState" Remotable="true" Priority="Normal">
<AlertSettings AlertMessage="PrimaryUnitStatus_AlertMessage">