4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 18, 2013 3:14 PM by levi

    Policy based routing on a 1638?

    danb Visitor

      We have four 1638P switches.  Two of the four are currently running VRRP.  We have a default route from these 1638s to our firewall which routes out to our primary internet connection.  However, we would like to direct any internet traffic from our guest wired and wireless (BlueSocket) vlans through a DSL connection which is connected to a 1335 a couple switch "hops" away from the stack of 1638s.  My research led me to policy based routing using route-maps to send guest vlan internet bound traffic to the DSL.  However, I found the 1638s do not support policy based routing.  Is this true and how do you suggest we do this?

      Eventually we will need to setup network monitoring to use the DSL as a backup internet access for all users as well.  Any issues with this?

      Thank you,

      Dan

        • Re: Policy based routing on a 1638?
          levi Employee

          danb:

           

          Thank you for asking this question in the support community.  You are exactly right, the application you described is perfectly suited for policy based routing (PBR) (Configuring Policy Based Routing in AOS); however, unfortunately, the NetVanta 1638 units do not support PBR.  Therefore, this would have to be done on a routing device (the NetVanta 1335 does support PBR).

           

          Network Monitoring (Configuring Network Monitoring in AOS) is supported on the NetVanta 1638 units, and they could be used to monitor a connection and change the default route due to a failure.  Please, let me know what additional information or questions you have on this application.

           

          All of the information about what product lines support which features can be found in the AOS feature matrix.  For assistance with selection of products for your network design and applications, please contact our applications engineers.

           

          Levi

          • Re: Policy based routing on a 1638?
            danb Visitor

            Levi,

            Thank you for your response.

            Dan

              • Re: Policy based routing on a 1638?
                levi Employee

                danb:

                 

                I went ahead and flagged this post as “Assumed Answered.”  If any of the responses on this thread assisted you, please mark them as either Correct or Helpful answers with the applicable buttons.  This will make them visible and help other members of the community find solutions more easily.  If you still need assistance, I would be more than happy to continue working with you on this - just let me know in a reply.

                 

                Levi

              • Re: Policy based routing on a 1638?
                levi Employee

                danb:

                 

                I went ahead and flagged the "Correct Answer" on this post to make it more visible and help other members of the community find solutions more easily. If you don't feel like the answer I marked was correct, feel free to come back to this post and unmark it and select another in its place with the applicable buttons.  If you still need assistance, we would be more than happy to continue working with you on this - just let us know in a reply.

                 

                Thanks,

                 

                Levi