FWSM 3.1 - Transparent/Routed mode on same module

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Oct 19th, 2006
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my understanding is that the 3.1 code will allow for both transparent mode and routed mode on the same module. what are the caveats to this and how would failover work? I am looking for examples online and found nothing.

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vmoopeung Wed, 10/25/2006 - 10:23
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In 3.1 you will be able to mix contexts in transparent and routing mode. In FWSM 3.1 you will be able

to use bridge-groups, which comprise several interfaces at the same time. FWSM uses the

classifier to determine to what context it must send a packet, and if the same VLAN is used it would have to

use the IP address. Since the FWSM in transparent mode does not support statics/xlates, and the outside

VLAN would be the same for all contexts, the FWSM will be unable to determine what context to send a packet.

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