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IOS SLB on 6500

Hi all

I have a question on IOS SLB on the 6500. The 6500 in question is not functioning as a layer 3 device at the moment and the only l3 interface configured on it is for management.Given this fact ,can IOS SLB be configured on this 6500 or does both the real ip vlan and the virtual ip vlan require l3 interfaces in order for it to function. If so is it possible to have the layer 3 functionality running on a 7200 trunked to the 6500?

Thanks in advance


Re: IOS SLB on 6500

At this point the Catalyst 6000 hardware ASICs see this packet as a valid SLB flow because it has been received and transmitted by the IOS SLB, with a MAC address manipulation. All subsequent packets on the inbound direction will now be switched by the Catalyst 6000 without the intervention of the route processor, with the exception of any packets that have either the RST or FIN bits set." So this implies that the connection set-up and tear down of the TCP connection are processed in

software (via CEF, I presume) on the MSFC2.