Ace management vlan question

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Mar 25th, 2009
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I would like to deploy multiple contexts on my ace. I am wondering if I can use the same management vlan for all of them or do i need to use different vlans? I would like to use mulitple contexts behind one fwsm for product management reasons, but i only really want one management vlan.


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Syed Iftekhar Ahmed Wed, 03/25/2009 - 10:46
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You can use a shared management vlan. All the interface among the different contexts (connected to management vlan) needs to have a unique IP.

Also If you are planning to manage these contexts from remote networks then you need static routes for these remote networks.


Syed Iftekhar Ahmed

RAMAN AZIZIAN Mon, 02/08/2010 - 08:54
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Hi Syed,

Can you kindly explain where the static route would need to be applied?

If the management vlan is shared among all the Contexts, and each context have a unique IP address, does the static route get applied at each context (user defined, and admin), and the Sup card?

Thanks for any feedback.

Raman Azizian

dario.didio Tue, 02/09/2010 - 05:31
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If you have a managment IP subnet (VLAN) and you want to give each context a unique IP address out of this subnet, then you need to have in each context these static routes defined, because each context has its own routing table.

For example:

Managment subnet - router


CONTEXT 2           


Management station:

in this case, in each context you would configure

ip route

assuming your router has a route to reach the management station.




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