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Difference between bridge mode and routed mode on CSS

Hi,

Could some one tell me the difference between routed mode and bridge mode.

Regards

Neha

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Re: Difference between bridge mode and routed mode on CSS

Hi,

routed mode:

The CSS acts as a router, it routes packets from the client to the server. The server has the ACE configured as default-gateway.

There is a client-side VLAN and a server-side VLAN. These VLANs have different subnets.

Bridged mode:

The CSS acts as a bridge, it switches frames from the client to the server. The server has the upstream router configured as default-gateway.

There is a client-side VLAN and a server-side VLAN. These VLANs have the same subnet, but different VLAN IDs. The ACE bridges the client traffic from the client-side VLAN to the server-side VLAN.

Bridged mode would be most used in case one cannot change the servers IP addresses, or if address space is an issue.

Hope this helps.

Kind regards,

Dario

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