Redundant connections to sites - floating statics and load-balanced
Posted on 2007-10-19
I need to set up a redundant connection between sites starting with 2 and eventually moving to 4.
The environment is using OSPF.
There are private T-1s between the sites currently. What we're trying to do is:
1. If the private T-1 goes down we want to have traffic route through the PIX across the our internet circuits, via IPSEC to the affect site and vice versa. I realize setting up a floating static route would essentially accomplish this goal, but let's talk about a caveat.
The caveat is, what if the router goes down instead of the private T-1? Do I have to add the same floating static route to our redundant core switches? the core switches are running HSRP, also.........
2. Configuring the router and the PIX IPSEC connection across the internet - load-balancing.
I'd like to see some examples of both. Also, keeping in mind the fact that the configuration has to be able to be host more than just the 2 sites. Basically making the 4 sites fully meshed to each other.