Cisco Router-to-Router VPN Backup for Point-to-Point Links

Site 1:
3640: IOS 12.3 IP / FW / IDS Plus IPSEC 3DES
E0/0: 10.10.1.5 / 24
E1/0: A.B.C.D / 24
S0/1: 10.10.6.13 /29

Site 2:
2611: IOS 12.3 IP / FW / IDS Plus IPSEC 3DES
FA0/0: 10.10.6.14 /24
FA0/1: E.F.G.H / 24
S0/0: 10.10.6.14 /29

Sites are currently connected via Serial Point-to-Point.  The Goal here is dynamically use the E1 ports to create an IPSec Tunnel / VPN when / If the Point-to-Point fails.  The Letters on both Site represent the Current IP address provided by the ISP.  Both Sites use OSPF now for Routing however I would move to a static or floating route if it makes it easier and works.

I have reviewed both these sites and am still bit confused.  
http://tcpmag.com/qanda/article.asp?EditorialsID=249
http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/707/static.html

I'm really interested in what both running configurations would look like.  

Any Willing Help?

Cheers, Shawn
syerkesAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

fullermsCommented:
Let me understand this. You have a point to point link which will be your primary, and you need to use the VPN as your secondary. Simple to acheive

You need to configure the IPsec VPN part, for which a lot of posts are available on this forum. The trick is in the routing. Your primary link is the serial, and therefore that should have a route with a lower metric. The VPN link can have a floating static, with a higher metric. When the serial link fails, the routers will automatically route the data towards the E1 links.

Since the VPN policies are already defined and applied, the tunnel is built on the fly and data sent through the VPN. Once the serial link comes up again, data will againg take the serial link being the lower cost route.

The VPN tunnel will be torn down after the timeout period. Suggest you set the timeout to a reasonable value like one hour.

If you need help on actual configs, will be glad to help.
0
syerkesAuthor Commented:
You are correct in stating the Goals.  Primary link is p-to-p, backup is VPN.  Timeout period of a hour is fair, I assume it is to prevent link flap or routing problems.  

I would like to see an actual sample config for both sides.  Once I have that I believe it will be simple for me to reverse engineer it and understand .  I surprised one doesn't exist on Cisco.com.

Thanks for you response fullerms.  I will be watching for the Examples.  -Shawn
0
fullermsCommented:
Here you go.

crypto isakmp policy xx
 encr 3des
 hash md5
 authentication pre-share
 lifetime 3600


crypto isakmp key (preshared secret key) address (remote peer)
crypto ipsec transform-set (somename) esp-3des esp-md5-hmac

crypto map somemapname  ipsec-isakmp
 description "ffff"
 set security-association lifetime seconds 3600
 set peer (remote peer)
 set transform-set (somename)
 match address 190


access-list 190 permit ip x.x.x.x 0.0.0.255 y.y.y.y 0.0.0.255  ( has to be a mirror image of the other side. pls note that you need to use inverse masks)

In addition, you need to apply the cryptomap to an interface

interface something
crypto map somemapname

You also need to add routes to the primary link and floating routes to the VPN link

Let me know if you need more information

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
fullermsCommented:
Can we close this question?
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Routers

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.