Separate routing processes on 6506E switch

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Dec 19th, 2008
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Hi all,

I have a 6506E switch with multiple VLAN's. I need to interconnect 2 groups of VLAN's via a PIX 525E running 6.2 so can't subinterface. Is it possible to run a routing process on the 6506E for vlans's a-c and another also on the 6506E for vlan's d-f allowing the firewall to control access between the groups? By default the 6506E routes all the connected vlans a-f together which circumvents the firewall.


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Jon Marshall Fri, 12/19/2008 - 07:12
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Yes you can do this using VRF-lite -

I know this doc is for the 4500 but it works on the 6500, i can just never fine the doc for that.

Vrf-lite will allow you to have 2 completely separate routing and forwarding tables one for vlan a-c (vrf1) and one for vlans d - f (vrf2).

Assuming you are using 2 interfaces on the pix you would then allocate ports that the interfaces connect into on the 6500 as either vrf1 or vrf2.


zac.quinn Tue, 03/17/2009 - 07:33
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Apologies for not getting back to you. Many thanks for the info but in the end the topology changed so this was no longer required and I forgot I'd even asked the question!!!


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