Say, I have a 6509 core with FWSM.
- 5 VLANs are protected by FWSM.
- These 5 VLANS should have free access between each other
- The 5 VLANs use the FWSM as their gateway.
- 20+ VLANS not protected by FWSM.
Does it make sense to give the 5 VLANS their own switch core instead of the FWSM as the routing gateway?
Has anyone done that or recommended it for performance?
The FWSM is not being heavily utilized, but these 5 VLANs are critical for performance.
Future growth is also a consideration.