I'm about to do my first ACE install. I'm familiar with the CSS but am having difficulty getting my arms around some ACE concepts. Your assistance is appreciated.
1) When using mutiple contexts, does the L2 configs such as trunking, channel groups, etc go into the "admin" context or do they go in the individual contexts? Is that true with the VLAN interfaces also?
2) I'm looking at the ACE quick config guide and have a questions with the example they show (see below). In particular, their use of the "default-class" and how it is listed first in the first-match policy map...
class-map match-all L4_VIP_ADDRESS_CLASS
10 match virtual-address 172.16.110.9 any
policy-map type loadbalance first-match L7_VIP_LB_ORDER_POLICY
policy-map type multi-match L4_LB_VIP_POLICY
loadbalance vip inservice
3) Conceptually, the Policy Map appears to me to tie in a class-map that specifies the front-end (VIP) traffic and the class-map that ties in the back-end server farm. Is that fair?
4) Does NAT happen automatically or do I need to specify it like in the CSM?