I was aked to look into the possibility of using a pair of 11503 CSS to provide load balancing to a pair web servers hosted on a IBM blade server. These blade servers are connected to Layer2/3 switch with routed links to the distribution layer.
In my company we do the same as you but we are also looking at the possibilty of source natting so that the servers can still use their original gateway. IS this not a good idea as I heard that the CSS is not a particularly good router ?
Also, why are you not a fan or the one armed design ?
and basically each chassis containing several blade servers have 2 Cisco's 2950 integrated switch with upto 8 uplinks to the distribution layer. We are using 2 uplinks to the distribution layer. These uplinks are trunks and not routed links as I mentioned before. Currently all blade servers are on the same vlan and some needs to be load balanced and some not.
Does this mean, I need to create a separate vlan and move all the servers that needs load balancing to that vlan? If not, all traffic to the blade servers will end up going through the CSS and not sure how much latency will be introduced due to that?
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