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Policy based routing on a A7500

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Policy based routing on a A7500

Hi all


I have a question that I wanted to ask over policy based routing. We have a mobile device network I want to configure a policy that says if the Core switch receives traffic on to the mobile device subnet that it will route this traffic to a specified next hop address. At the moment mobile device traffic goes to an ASA which then routes traffic to our websense server then out to the net. We want to re-route that traffic and point it to another firewall instead while all other data traffic goes through the ASA here is my config




# Define ACL 3101 to match mobile device network.


< LSW-A7506-C-01> system-view


[LSW-A7506-C-01] acl number 2007


[LSW-A7506-C-01-acl-adv-3101] rule permit source 10.x.x.x (mobile device subnet)


[LSW-A7506-C-01-acl-adv-3101] quit


# Define Node 5 of policy mobile device, which forwards  packets to next hop 194.x.x.x (Palo alto firewall)


[LSW-A7506-C-01] policy-based-route mobile device permit node 2


[LSW-A7506-C-01-pbr-mobile device-5] if-match acl 2007


[LSW-A7506-C-01-pbr-mobile device-5] apply ip-address next-hop 194.x.x.x (Palo alto firewall)


[LSW-A7506-C-01-pbr-mobile device-5] quit


# Apply policy mobile device to LSW-A7506-C-01.


[LSW-A7506-C-01] ip local policy-based-route mobile device


i want to know from what i have put together would this work? . in theory it should but theres a lot riding on this and i have no time to test. Plus im not 100% sure


any feed back would be appreciated







Esteemed Contributor

Re: Policy based routing on a A7500

Hi Rob,

I'm not qualified to answer your specific question, but if you're in a situation where there's a lot riding on it, you're not sure, and you don't have time to test, that's a pretty dangerous position to be in. I think that justifies outsourcing the question to someone who can be 100% sure without testing and take responsibility for it if it fails.
Trusted Contributor

Re: Policy based routing on a A7500

Hear! Hear!


You do need to test it.


Create a new subnet. Put one PC on it. Create your policy-based route. Test.


If you have no time for testing, you don't have time to change anything.

Honored Contributor

Re: Policy based routing on a A7500



the "ip local policy-based-route " command activates PBR for the locally generated traffic of the switch (like outgoing snmp traps, or telnet reply traffic), it is not applied to the user traffic passing the switch.


To apply the pbr policy for user traffic, you should identify the L3 interface on which the traffic is arriving at the switch. On that interface, you must enable the pbr policy.


So if your mobile device client traffic would be entering the switch through the vlan 10 IP interfaces, you would configure:

int vlan 10

 ip policy-based-route XXX


So this must be configured on the source interface (PBR is also sometimes referred to as source-based routing).


Hope this helps,

Best regards,Peter.