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How can I configure gre vpn tunnel on a layer 3 switch

Hello Expert,

I have a medium size network consists of  approx 8 remote branch office connected to head office (hub and spoke enviroment).

I am using cisco 3900 series router at head office and cisco 2811 router at the remote locations.

At all locations I am using cisco 2960 switches. Recently I am having problems at few locations with the cisco 2811 router. (power related)

I think about move up to layer  3 switches and as a redundancy plan I would like to be able to configure the new layer 3 switches  to route traffic should

any one of the router at the remote loaction goes down.

My concern is, will I be able to configure a cisco gre vpn tunnel on the  layer 3 switch? Could you suggest a layer 3 switch that will support gre vpn

tunnels.

Regards

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Re: How can I configure gre vpn tunnel on a layer 3 switch

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Yes, the chassis devices are comparatively huge.

The 4900 series and the 4500-X, if they support GRE, would be about the same sizes as other 2xxx and 3xxx series switches.

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The 6500 series does and the 6800 series should too.

I believe the 4500 series, with later IOS images and/or later sups, also supports GRE.

Don't know about 4900 series or 4500-X series.

Generally 2xxx and 3xxx series do not support GRE (end points).

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Re: How can I configure gre vpn tunnel on a layer 3 switch

Hello Joseph,

Thanks for the info --- the 6500 switch is huge the remote location will be cramp for space.

Are there any smaller switches that can just do basic site to site vpn ?

Regards

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Yes, the chassis devices are comparatively huge.

The 4900 series and the 4500-X, if they support GRE, would be about the same sizes as other 2xxx and 3xxx series switches.

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Re: How can I configure gre vpn tunnel on a layer 3 switch

Hello Doherty,

Sorry to late reponse, but all you suggestions were very good, we will be purchasing 3xxx switch .

Regards.

Purple

How can I configure gre vpn tunnel on a layer 3 switch

Hi,

Don't forget what Joseph told you: no GRE tunnel endpoint support on the 3xxx series

Regards

Alain

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Re: How can I configure gre vpn tunnel on a layer 3 switch

Hello Alain,

Thanks for the reminder, but GRE tunnel endpoint support is not neccessary any more.

After discussion with my superior it was decided to go with a regular Layer 3 switch.

Regards

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