I'm helping a friend out with a project he has. The setup in place is on yacht that has 4 V-Sats and they are wanting to load balance across all four of these links via a Cisco 2911. My recommendation to him was to just create 4 static default routes to each V-SAT's ip address. Would this accomplish the goal of loadbalancing? My concern is that would it actually load balance amongst the 4 links or just choose one and then move other to another link once the initial primary went down? Also would enabling CEF be an option if its a feature the 2911 can do? I've attached the visio to give a better idea.
More on Alain's point, if you wanted to load balance beyond per destination, you could enable 'ip load-sharing per-packet' per each interface to the V-Sats. This will help load balance further, in case there is only a small number of destinations.
However, I'm not sure about running that command on the 2900's, as I don't have one in front of me, but it is a thought. You'll most likely add more CPU overhead, though.
Thanks for the feeback! I deffinetly don't wanna do per-packet load-sharing as I believe they are doing some VOIP services and streaming which could cause some problems. Thanks for the reminder about the NAT'ing portion as I'm not exactly sure if they are using all public addresses or private. I'll certainly have to follow up on that portion.
Hi everyone, I would like to thank you in advance for any help you can provide a newcomer like myself!
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