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ACE Module - Bridge and SNAT

HI All,

Hope someone can help me out here. I'm facing an issue on an ACE module in a CAT6500 is nto SNATting

Basic physcial topology is

Server1>VLAN413>ACE(Bridged)>VLAN513>MSFC

Basic Logical is

Server1>VLAN413>VLAN513(GW)>VIP(onACE)>VLAN413>NTPServer

So basically Server1 is trying to connect to NTPServer (for NTP) using the VIP on the ACE.

The VIP is in a different subnet than the servers, but the servers are in the same subnet.

Need to use the VIP for scaling out NTP.

MSFC handles routing to/from VIP and Server subnet. MSFC INT VLAN 513 is the GW for the subnet.

My problem is that SNAT is not natting traffic from Server1 to the VIP and hence on to the NTP Server.

Is this topology even valid for SNAT

See sanitised config below.


class-map match-all SNAT-1
  2 match source-address 1.1.1.0 255.255.255.0


policy-map multi-match vips
class time.domain.com
    loadbalance vip inservice
    loadbalance policy time.domain.com
    loadbalance vip icmp-reply active
    loadbalance vip advertise active
    nat dynamic 2 vlan 513
class SNAT-1
    nat dynamic 1 vlan 413


interface vlan 413
  bridge-group 1
  access-group input anyone
  nat-pool 1 1.1.1.11 1.1.1.11 netmask 255.255.255.0 pat
  service-policy input vips
  no shutdown
interface vlan 513
  description L3 Interface facing MSFC
  bridge-group 1
  access-group input anyone
  nat-pool 2 1.1.1.12 1.1.1.12 netmask 255.255.255.0 pat
  service-policy input vips
  no shutdown

interface bvi 1
  ip address 1.1.1.3 255.255.255.0
  alias 1.1.1.6 255.255.255.0
  peer ip address 1.1.1.4 255.255.255.0
  no shutdown

Thanks in advance

Stephen

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Re: ACE Module - Bridge and SNAT

class time.domain.com
    loadbalance vip inservice
     loadbalance policy time.domain.com
    loadbalance vip icmp-reply  active
    loadbalance vip advertise active
    nat dynamic 2 vlan  513
class SNAT-1
    nat dynamic 1 vlan 413


The problem is the nat statement under the vip.

Since it is listed first, this is the one ACE will attempt to use.

But because the ntp server is on vlan413, and not vlan 513, traffic can't be nated.


Remove it from the vip class.

Then add a class class-default after the class snat-1 and add the nat statement there

class time.domain.com
     loadbalance vip inservice
      loadbalance policy time.domain.com
     loadbalance vip icmp-reply  active
     loadbalance vip advertise active

    nat dynamic 2 vlan  513
class SNAT-1
     nat dynamic 1 vlan 413

class class-default

    nat dynamic 2 vlan  513

This is the right way to do it.

Gilles.

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Cisco Employee

Re: ACE Module - Bridge and SNAT

class time.domain.com
    loadbalance vip inservice
     loadbalance policy time.domain.com
    loadbalance vip icmp-reply  active
    loadbalance vip advertise active
    nat dynamic 2 vlan  513
class SNAT-1
    nat dynamic 1 vlan 413


The problem is the nat statement under the vip.

Since it is listed first, this is the one ACE will attempt to use.

But because the ntp server is on vlan413, and not vlan 513, traffic can't be nated.


Remove it from the vip class.

Then add a class class-default after the class snat-1 and add the nat statement there

class time.domain.com
     loadbalance vip inservice
      loadbalance policy time.domain.com
     loadbalance vip icmp-reply  active
     loadbalance vip advertise active

    nat dynamic 2 vlan  513
class SNAT-1
     nat dynamic 1 vlan 413

class class-default

    nat dynamic 2 vlan  513

This is the right way to do it.

Gilles.

Re: ACE Module - Bridge and SNAT

Hi Gilles,

Thanks, thats a very sensible answer, when you put it that way

I will implement as soon as and revert with an answer

regards

Stephen

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Re: ACE Module - Bridge and SNAT

Gilles,

Thanks for your help on this one. For the sake of closure, our solution was to move the SNAT-1 class above the current time.domain.com class.

We may move this to the top, given that (and it was not shown in my config output) there is a sourced ACL attached to the SNAT-1 class.

everything worked as we would expect it to.

Thanks & Regards

Stephen

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