My 2 server farm distribution switches are running in "hybrid" mode, with CAT OS on the switch and IOS on the MSFC.
My server team is asking to block traffic to a specific server that is load balanced using Cisco's CSM load-balancer which is also installed in the chassis.
The question that I have is this.
Does anyone know in what order the MSFC will inspect and apply the ACL and when will the CSM make the load balancing decision?
The reason I need to know this is that the CSM is setup in bridged mode, where traffic to the server comes into the MSFC with a destination IP of a VIP which resides on the CSM. Subsequently, the CSM forwards the traffic to the one of the real servers in the load-balanced server farm after it makes its load-balancing decision. Which ocurrs first??
Does anyone have any info on what ocurrs first and so forth??
Is there a link to Cisco's website that explains this process??
Thanks in advance for your help.