I am trying to design the edge firewall and core network currently and I have a core Layer not in a "stack" or "VSS" so they are independent Core switches. They are doing the routing to the private WAN, and will be doing the routing to the Edge Firewalls. ECMP requires a dynamic routing protocol which usually you wouldn't run on an edge firewall, you would just have the core set to default static route to the firewall. That being said not having a Stacked Core to operate as one, I would need each core switch connected to each firewall, so the paths are crossed. If I connect one core switch to one firewall and the other switch to the other firewall then a failure of the primary's firewall connected Core will fail the whole firewall pair over when they really didn't need to be. So I am interested in how others are designing their edge firewalls to the Internet?
Thoughts? Ideas? Caveats?
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