Routing Protocol support for ACE

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Mar 1st, 2008
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Hi all,

As i am very new to content engines , Just few quick questions:

1. My customer is using OSPF, IMHO , as the ACE is loaded on a C6500, the OSPF will be utilized by the core switch and ACE wil utilize the static routing .

2. In the hardware design , the ACE is "always" place after the MSFC or we need to configure anything specific to place it after the MSFC ?

please do enlighten.



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Gilles Dufour Sun, 03/02/2008 - 04:35
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yes, no routing on ACE. Only static route.

You can also use RHI to inject route into the MSFC.

You don't really need the MSFC, but since you need a default gateway, the MSFC is normally to first choice.


saeed-ahmad Sun, 03/02/2008 - 06:32
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Thanx Gilles,

good option , as my cust was asking if we can remove the MSFC and have a direct link to the ACE (So we can ).

Secondly :

1. On the ACE module we have this hidden ports NP1, NP2, ...etc , do we need to configure that or is it used for special cases.

2. In terms of HTTP load balancing to caching-servers, which predictor complies with best practice format, VIP, L4 (src or dst port nos ), L7 ??

3. Cust says, 40% traffic is worm traffic, can DPI (Deep packet inspection) be performed on ACE and some kind of traffic be monitored for worm traffic via 3rd party application.

i know, load of questions.

feel free to answer any of them.




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