After you establish a 7000 or 8000 Series device high-availability pair, you should configure a physical interface as a high availability (HA) link interface. This
link acts as a redundant communications channel for sharing health information between the paired devices. When you configure
an HA link interface on one device, you automatically configure an interface on the second device. You must configure both
HA links on the same broadcast domain.
Dynamic NAT relies on dynamically allocating IP addresses and
ports to map to other IP addresses and ports. Without an HA link, these
mappings are lost in a failover, causing all translated connections to fail as
they are routed through the now-active device in the high-availability pair.
Similarly, 7000 or 8000 Series devices with high-availability state sharing, dynamic NAT, or VPN require an HA link interface.
Deploy configuration changes; see Deploy Configuration Changes.