redundant ipsec vpn configuration in cisco pix 500 series

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May 15th, 2007
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We have a pix 501 through on which we have one pix to pix vpn up to a remote site(A). In case of its failure i would like to configure a redundant ipsec vpn with site B this again will be a pix to pix vpn.

Can anyone suggest me the config how i can acheive this.



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acomiskey Tue, 05/15/2007 - 18:13
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See "Site to Site Redundancy" here..

"You can define multiple peers by using crypto maps to allow for redundancy. This configuration is also most useful for site-to-site VPNs. If one peer fails, there will still be a protected path. The peer that packets are actually sent to is determined by the last peer that the PIX Firewall heard from (received either traffic or a negotiation request from) for a given data flow. If the attempt fails with the first peer, IKE tries the next peer on the crypto map list."

crypto map newmap 10 set peer

crypto map newmap 10 set peer

isakmp key ******** address netmask

isakmp key ******** address netmask

Please rate if it helps.

gogo1982bl Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:36
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In this case, does I need a configure a two static outside route to remote LAN for load balance ?


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