There is another one:-)
On CSS i could define critical service and put the VIP down if critical service is down. Also CSS used something like VRRP to define active VIP per CSS.
So the question is, can I do the same thing on two ACE modules? So, one is active for the VIP, and if service associated with that VIP fails, the active VIP is moved to another ACE module?
Can this be accomplished with contexts? FT VLAN..etc. It is not the same as VRRP VIP fail over on CSS but i could use it. Can i use FT VLAN over L2 devices/MPLS backbone or do i have to use dedicated link?
ACE ft vlan requires to be on a dedicated physical port and dedicated vlan which only carries ACE ft traffic. Both modules should use unique ip addresses from the same subnet and you cannot introduce any router between them.
ACE can be configured to âinjectâ static routes in the MSFC routing table, with configurable metric. You can use this metric feature to differentiate the host route for the same VIP or can change the cost during redistribution.
RHI (for same VIP) can be also performed to provide load-balanced service based on the proximity of the client to one of the server farms.
So yes you can use RHI to inject different cost host routes for the same VIP.
On ACE the failover is context based (not Vip based).
ACe can be configured to track and detect failures in the following items in the
Admin context and any user context:
â¢ Gateways or hosts
â¢ Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) groups
You need to configure a tracking priority for each tracking event.
from ACE Admin guide
"Suppose that on ACE 1 you configure the active FT group member
with a priority of 100 and on ACE 2 you configure the standby FT group member
with a priority of 70. Further, assume that you configure the FT group to track
three critical interfaces, each with a unit priority of 15. To trigger a switchover,
all three interfaces must fail so that the priority of the active member is less than
the priority of the standby member (100 - 45 = 55)."
Please read ACE Admin guide for more details