static routes via VLAN interfaces

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Jun 26th, 2008

i am looking to set up static route preferences in a L3 switching environment to 2 separate firewalls connected via 2 VLAN interfaces.

the idea being that in the event of Firewall 1 being down the traffic will route via firewall 2

the problem i am having is that even when firewall 1 is down; the vlan interface remains up (due to its prescense on trunks etc) and as such the static route remains in the routing table

is there any way around this; via monitoring perhaps?

i realise routed ports would work in this case as they are point to point and the interface would go down and remove the route; but if i use routed ports i cannot route to the default gateway from anywhere else in the network

has anyone else done anything similar or knows a way to do this?

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