Cisco Support Community
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Welcome to Cisco Support Community. We would love to have your feedback.

For an introduction to the new site, click here. And see here for current known issues.

New Member

FWSM with Multiple Connections

There is a 6500 switch with fwsm. We have extended 2 vlans from the ISP into the FWSM. Also there are atleast 10 other vlans for our internal network. We would like say half of the internal vlans to go out of the 1st ISP vlan and the remaining half from the 2nd ISP vlan. Is there a way we can do this in the FWSM?

Currently we only have one route that is

route ispvlan1 x.x.x.x 1

The above route directs all the traffic out of ispvlan1.

Can anyone help me with my problem. Any help is highly appreciated.



FWSM with Multiple Connections

Hello Jeff,

What you are looking for is Police based routing and that is not supported on the FWSM device.



Remember to rate all the helpful posts, that is as good as a thanks.

Looking for some Networking Assistance? Contact me directly at I will fix your problem ASAP. Cheers, Julio Carvajal Segura
New Member

Re: FWSM with Multiple Connections

Put the FWSM in to multiple context mode and add the vlan interfaces to the relevant context. If you need to route between all the vlans you can use a VRF that has SVIs that inter-connect the FWSM contexts.

But make sure you read up about the limitations of using multiple context mode on the FWSM before you try it.

CreatePlease login to create content