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ASA 9.1.2 configuration supporting etherchannel and VRF routing

Hi All,

I am in the process of setting up a Test and Dev network that must support and separate multiple projects.  I have to build a WAN infrastructure that supports these scenarios.  The plan is to user VRFs to create separate route domains for separation.  I have an ASA 5510 running 9.1.2 that is planned to support inter-network routing between projects, if necessary.  It also is separating Test/Dev from Office network.  Finally, it is to provide remote access to various guests to access their respective project only.

I would like to get your thoughts on the best design of the ASA to support such a scenario.  My initial thoughts are to etherchannel the 2 Gigabit interfaces and build subinterface to support each VRF.  Is this viable or would you suggest a different configuration.

Thank you

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ASA 9.1.2 configuration supporting etherchannel and VRF routing

Hello Forrest,

I think the VRF solution will fit your needs while the ASA with the port-channel will provide redundancy plus security.

You could also run the ASA on multiple-context to split the domain across all of the devices.

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Re: ASA 9.1.2 configuration supporting etherchannel and VRF rout

Thank you for the feedback. I have not had the opportunity to work with multi-context before and will research.

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ASA 9.1.2 configuration supporting etherchannel and VRF routing

HI Forrest,

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