FWSM Questions

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Apr 17th, 2007

Just Purchased FWSM some questions.

1. Can I install FWSM in a Cat 6513 without power down?

2. Is the software pre-installed on FWSM?

3. In transparent, can I have 1 group with 1 outside VLAN and multiple inside VLANs or do I need a group for each inside/outside pair?

I have this problem too.
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Jon Marshall Tue, 04/17/2007 - 08:12


1) Yes you can insert the module while the switch is up and running

2) Yes it will have software on it - depends on what you ordered.

3) Not entirely sure i follow. You can have bridge groups in transparent mode but i believe they are still pairs of vlans.



rchester Wed, 04/18/2007 - 01:13

Number 3.

You can have up to multiple briidge groups (up to 8)

Each Bridge group is a pair of interfaces/

you could subnet the network to give the same function as one outside to many insides.

The FWSM road map I beleive talks about the scenario you describe.


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