ACE bridge mode , FWSM routed mode

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Jun 22nd, 2008
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i have the following senario:

MSFC ---vlan 777----FWSM----vlan160---ACE----VLAN180

FWSM is working in routed mode and vlan 777 is shared between the MSFC and FWSM

ACE is working in bridged mode and vlan 160 is shared between the FWSM and ACE

vlan 180 is the server side vlan

i want he FWSM ip address to be the Server gateway while ACE module in

bridge mode

i create bvi interface but i can't ping from ACE to FWSM or from FWSM to


if i change ACE to routed mode , i can ping to FWSM

any body can help me in this issue?

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Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Sun, 06/22/2008 - 10:16
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Try adding following ACL entry to the ACE

access-list anyone line 20 extended permit icmp any any


Gilles Dufour Sun, 06/22/2008 - 22:10
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The config looks good.

I would look at the arp table on FWSM and ACE when the ping fails and also capture a sniffer trace of ACE tengig interface and see if the ping request goes out - on which vlan - and if we get a response.

Is evertyhing else working ?

Like ping through the ACE module ?

Your config does not show a 'no shutdown' on the vlan interface, but I assume you fixed that already.



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