Does anyone know if Cisco has the PBR feature road mapped for future IOS releases or if they are building in new feature sets to load balance 2 different ISP connections much like F5. It seems more and more customers are asking for all in one functionality from their NextGen firewalls and the ASA seems to fall short in this category.
It looks like Cisco is building in a new ECMP (Equal Cost Multipathing) feature set in the 9.3.x IOS release which will allow the ability to load-balance on the edge when connected out to 2 separate ISP's via BGP. This is still in beta testing at the moment so I'm not sure when it will be released but the good news is it's on the road map ;-)
Table of ContentsIntroductionVersion HistoryPossible Future
UpdatesDocuments PurposeNAT Operation in ASA 8.3+ SectionsRule Types
Network Object NATTwice NAT / Manual NATRule Types used per SectionNAT
Types used with Twice NAT / Manual NAT and Network Obje...
Table of Contents Introduction:This document describes details on how
NAT-T works. Background: ESP encrypts all critical information,
encapsulating the entire inner TCP/UDP datagram within an ESP header.
ESP is an IP protocol in the same sense that TCP an...