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Routing Issue

I have a Core 6513 connected to ASA-VPN Firewall where I have defined my user pool for remote VPN Clients

6513 is connected to Distribution Layer switch 6509 with Layer II Trunk.

6509 DL switch is connected to one of my WAN 7206 router for one of the Branch Locations.

I have created static route in 7206 router pointing to my DL 6509 switch.  How do I route from DL switch to my Core 6513 since the connectivity between Core 6513 and DL 6509 are connected via Layer II Trunk.  Routing is failed because of this and wondering how to resolve this issue.

I thought that since Core 6513 and DL 6509 are connected via Layer II Trunk, DL 6509 would be able to send route directly to ASA-5520, but it didn't happen.  I then statically added in DL 6509 pointing to ASA-5520 interface, but no luck.

Any feedback will be appreciated.

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Re: Routing Issue

Hello Abbas,

on the L2 trunk between the two switches you can use one vlan for routing


if the L2 trunk carries vlans 10,20,30,40 you can add a vlan 100 to be used for routing purposes

you need to create the L2 vlan 100, to add it to permitted vlans on the trunk on both sides, to configure on each switch the associated L3 interface SVI interface vlan 100

vlan 100

name p-t-p routing DL-6513


int Vlan100

ip address

! important

no shutdown

ip route

! this can be necessary if you are allowing only specific vlans on LII trunk:

interface gx/y

desc LII trunk

switchport trunk allowed vlan add 100

on other switch

! note you may need to create the vlan also in this switch depending on VTP use in your environment

! you may need to add vlan 100 to allowed vlan list as decribed above.

int Vlan100

ip address

! important

no shutdown

ip route

! or less specific static route(s) as needed

Hope to help


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