Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Announcements

Welcome to Cisco Support Community. We would love to have your feedback.

For an introduction to the new site, click here. And see here for current known issues.

New Member

ACE at production site, CSS at DR

Hi

We have ACE modules at our primary production site in an active/standby config - and have been working fine for some time.

eg.

context ace1

description context1

allocate-interface vlan 10

allocate-interface vlan 11

context ace2

description context2

allocate-interface vlan 20

allocate-interface vlan 21

There is a bridge group in each context and the ip range for context1 is 10.1.1.x and context2 is 10.2.2.x.

Rservers and VIPs in context1 are therefore in the 10.1.1.x range; in context2 they are in the 10.2.2.x range.

For a DR site, we want to use a CSS11506 to act as the load balancer in case of a disaster at the production site.

Is it possible for the CSS11506 to be configured to act the same as the ACE in case of a DR scenario? ie. Can a CSS be configured to so the same job as the ACE, maintaining the IP addresses assigned to the rservers/vips/vlans?

We need to have the IP addressing at DR to be the same the production site (vlans can be created at DR as required and are independent of the production site) - however the DR site is only 'active' when the production site is destroyed (or in testing obviously).

What would a sample config on the CSS11506 look like given the above ACE configuration?

(It's my first attempt at configuring a CSS!)

Cheers guys

Cameron

1 REPLY
Bronze

Re: ACE at production site, CSS at DR

hi,

It is possible to have a css to do the same functionality. The context principle does not exist but you have the similar interface/vip redundancy see:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/app_ntwk_services/data_center_app_services/css11500series/v8.20_v8.10/configuration/redundancy/guide/redundgd.html

Bridging can also be done see:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/app_ntwk_services/data_center_app_services/css11500series/v8.20/configuration/routing/guide/rtbrgdgd.html

Keep in mind that the policies are replaced by owner & content rules, serverfarms do not exist, real servers are called services and predictors are callled loadbalancing systems:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/app_ntwk_services/data_center_app_services/css11500series/v8.20/configuration/content_lb/guide/cntlbgd.html

250
Views
0
Helpful
1
Replies