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CSS - Policy routing

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Apr 21st, 2008
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I have a requirement for the servers behind my CSS to access the internet. Currently I have ecmp enabled with two default routes specified. Is there anyway I can specify that when the servers initiate traffic out to the internet, that they only use a single specified default route vs load sharing across the two default routes currently defined?

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Gilles Dufour Mon, 04/21/2008 - 23:04
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you can create a service with your prefered default gateway ip address and then use an acl to catch the server initiated connection and use the option 'prefer ' to force the traffic to go in that direction.

Make sure to configure the service as transparent to avoid nating the destination ip address.


ccanning Wed, 04/23/2008 - 11:26
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Just to clarify, that I understood correctly. I also need to created a source group so that all servers appear as a single ip (see config below)


service server1

ip add


service server2

ip add


group all-servers

vip address

add service server1

add service server2



service def-gwy-server

ip address

type transparent-cache



acl 2

clause 10 permit any any destination any source-group all-servers prefer def-gwy-server

clause 15 permit any any destination any

Gilles Dufour Thu, 04/24/2008 - 03:51
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Except that if you define the service under the group, you do not need to use the source-group option in the acl.



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