PIX Transparent mode with failover
Posted on 2006-03-25
I am a little confused about transparent mode with failover. To explain my confusion,
Let's take the scenario of routed mode in this topology:
LAN router ====== PIX ====== Internet router
In the above diagram, there is a single PIX firewall connecting physically via CAT5 to each of the routers. If I want to add a second PIX, I would have to also get a switch and configure two VLAN's on the switch. In this instance, I would then connect the (2) PIX inside interfaces and the inside router to VLAN1 and would connect the (2) PIX outside interfaces and the outside router to VLAN2.
How would you accomplish the above if you are doing transparent mode along with failover?