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Feb 12th, 2008
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I have question regarding IDSM2 implementation in FWSM environment.

VLAN 60 is outside interface on FWSM

interface Vlan60

nameif outside

security-level 0

ip address

Also, on Cisco 6500, I have VLAN 60

interface Vlan60

ip address

Everything is OK, inside interface on FWSM is SVI 66, everything is UP and FWSM is wporking correctly.

Now, I want to put IDSM2 to monitor ALL traffic between FWSM outside interface and MSFC(6500).

Is it possible? And how?

I know that I need to put some additional VLAN to bridge through IDMS2, creating interface vlan pair (subinterface on data ports of IDSM2), but in thaht case, I am losing connection between FWSM and MSFC

Please help. Thank You

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hoffa2000 Wed, 02/20/2008 - 01:54
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One solution might also be to SPAN monitor the port channel serving the FWSM. In my case it's po 271. If you filter the SPAN session on only vlan 60 you should get the traffic flowing in and out of the FWSM outside interface towards the MSFC.

I've tried this a few times with a sniffer and it seems to work. Haven't tried it with the IDSM though


jonix.niebla Mon, 06/02/2008 - 01:05
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Hope you have already solved your problem. have you tried changing the inline TCP tracking mode?


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