An ASA 5505 configured with dual ISP backup supports cluster-based VPN load balancing over the two Ethernet ports available in the Internet zone. The load-balancing scheme involves a "virtual director" IP address that is the destination of incoming client connections. The server that share a virtual director IP address form a cluster, where one cluster member acts as the cluster master. The master receives a request sent to the virtual director and redirects the client, using a proprietary IKE notify message, to the optimal server in the cluster. The current ISAKMP session terminates, and a new session is attempted to the optimal server.
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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...