6500 VSS and VPN (IPSEC-3) port adapter

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Aug 25th, 2010
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From what I have found the VPN (WS-IPSEC-3) port adapter (on a WS-SSC-600) is not supported if you decide to turn the 6509-E into a VSS system.  Is this correct?  Thanks!

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Jerry Ye Wed, 08/25/2010 - 08:39
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It is not supported as of now. You might want to contact your Cisco sales team about future roadmap.



canero Fri, 11/02/2012 - 06:23
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Need the same information for a VSS design (for IPSEC-2G card), but still could not find information about whether it is/will be supported or not. Could you get any information from Cisco sales team about the roadmap?

Best Regards,

cliffgoniea Wed, 01/20/2016 - 08:47
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Here is what we have recently been able to achieve:

We have two sets of VSS 6509s with WAN interconnectivity between them over a microwave radio.

We have one SSC-600 and one IPSEC-3 module in each of the four (4) chassis.

We are encrypting all traffic that traverses the WAN connection.

Our problem: We can only specify the use of one IPSEC module or the other in each of the VSSs. If the chassis that has the in-use IPSEC module goes down, we will lose all connectivity.

Does anyone know the path I should take to enable the redundancy of the IPSEC modules?




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