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routing for servers


Our core switch is currently hosting all application servers. Remote sites connecting to our head office access these servers via leased lines.

The plan is to add a ASA firewall so that all these servers can be protected.

But, the teams are not willing to physically relocate the server behind the firewall. So the firewall needs to be attached in such a way to the core switch that all

the server bound traffic passes through the firewall rules.

Please suggest ways to achieve this plan.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: routing for servers

You should move your post to the route switch forum. They would be able to help you there.

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Re: routing for servers


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Yes it may be possible.  You configure the forwarding such that the server traffic must transit the firewall.  How depends on the equipment.  VRF support can be very useful in these situations.

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Re: routing for servers

Sounds like a use-case for the FWSM if you're running a 6500 core switch..

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