Adding L3 to vWire PAN

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L3 Networker

Adding L3 to vWire PAN

I currently have a PAN 3220 sitting in serial behind a Cisco ASA. The PAN's doing the higher level inspection, geo, correlation warnings, content filtering. I had written earlier on the forum about wanting to implement layer 3 on new interfaces and it sounds possible. I've added interfaces inside and out and marked them as layer 3 and added them to new zones L3-OUTIDE and L3-INSIDE. I just haven't assigned them to a router nor assigned IP address. At turn up I plan to..

Create a deny any L3-OUTSIDE to any L3-INSIDE rule at the top of the rule set

(Future Allow rules will go above these)

Create a virtual router

Add IPv4 addresses to the interfaces

Assign the interfaces to the virtual router

Add some static routes initially - default external and internal (later perhaps I'll add dynamic)

Once this is in place I can put in a NAT to a test host.


Is there any step I've missed or anything that could interfere with the existing vWire layer 2 traffic flows? Since the traffic is in a different set of zones an not participating in my new virtual router I believe it should not be affected. But figured I'd check the PAN Hive Brain before plowing ahead. Thank you.

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Cyber Elite

@palomed,

Sounds like you have all the bases covered and it won't cause any issues with your existing configuration. The firewall has built-in validation logic that really won't let you mix virtual-wire and layer3, so you really don't have to worry about breaking your existing functionality.

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Cyber Elite

Hello,

Also make sure you have policies that allow the traffic.

 

Cheers!

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