regarding fwsm in cisco6500

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Feb 26th, 2007

hi ,

need to have info regarding fwsm ..

if i place the fwsm after the msfc3 ,then,does it mean that i can only have layer2 vlans and i will have to define rules for vlan routing and it will not be done automatically.

kindly resolve .

thanks in advance,


I have this problem too.
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Jon Marshall Mon, 02/26/2007 - 05:50


It does not matter whether traffic goes through the MSFC and then to the FWSM or to the FWSM and then to the MSFC. Either way you can use the FWSM in routed or transparent mode.

if you do use transparent mode then no you would not need to define routing on the MSFC as you having one ip subnet.

In routed mode you would need routes on your MSFC via the outside interface of your FWSM.




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