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Add Ethernet adapter to Cisco PIX 515E

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Hi All,

My company's network is behind a PIX 515E.  We are going to be adding an additional ISP for redundancy since we have mission critical app's running on our network.  

We have two subnets.   I would like one subnet to continue using the current ISP, and force the other subnet to use the new ISP.

So, I'm going to purchase an additional NIC for the PIX (Anyone know what make/model I should use?)

And then force the 2nd subnet to use the new interface (which will be the new ISP)

Does this sound reasonable? What make/model NIC should I install? Will it be PnP?
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Istvan Kalmar earned 500 total points
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Hi,

you need:
PIX-1GE-66= or PIX-4FE-66

http://www.cablesandkits.com/cisco-pix4fe-10100-port-fast-ethernet-card-p-1401.html

Don't forget the static nat statements not working with backup lines!

Best regards,
Istvan
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by:polaris101
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Do you know if the new card will be detected automatically?

What do you mean the static nat statements not working?

Thanks
Scott
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by:Istvan Kalmar
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yep... it is automatically recognized by the PIX!

Because the primary address configured for PIX!

Best regards,
Istvan
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it is PnP, but you need to switch of the device!
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by:polaris101
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I was going to do something like this:

interface2 auto
nameif ethernet2 outside2 security0
ip address outside 2 X.X.X.X
alias(inside) 10.242.55.253 X.X.X.X 255.255.255.255

interface2 = new ethernet card
x.x.x.x = IP assigned by new ISP
10.242.55.253 = IP of where 2nd subnet will be coming from that I want to force to the new ISP.

How does that look?
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At this time I don't want a failover configuration.  Any advice regarding my previous post?
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by:Istvan Kalmar
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Policy routing not supported by PIX, so you only able to us failover configuration....
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Hmm.. So what I mentioned above is not possible then?  An alias wound't work?
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