Is there a way to allow the servers on vlans B and C to talk to any VIP on vlan A? Vlans B and C are directly connected to the ACE being the
ACE the default gateway.
So far, I cannot start a connection to neither the VIPs nor the ACE's interface on vlan A from a subnet directly connected to the ACE. In this case B and C.
The scenario was simplified but the idea behind this is that servers on vlan C use balanced services on other systems also on vlan C and for
that reason they seek a VIP.
Right now vlans B and C are connected to de Catalyst and since the only link to the ACE is vlan A, a NAT policy solves it all. By the way,
NAT doesn't seam to work on directly connected networks. At least not on release A2(1.0a). No caveats were posted on this matter.
Does this make any sence? Can it be "workarounded"? Does NAT require a L3 hop to work? Would a transit subnet on the way to ACE, from clients and
servers do the trick? I mean no host on directly connected subnets. How about VIPs on vlan C for SLB within that vlan? The NAT issue remains as a problem
since servers won't talk to the ACE to reach subnet peers.
Thanks a lot.