Cisco Application Networking :: Possible In ACE4710 Appliance To Configure A SIP TLS
Feb 11, 2013
Do you know if it is possible in ACE 4710 appliance to configure a SIP TLS ?The SIP probe we have in the configuration guide it is only for clear text. for Lync 2013 we need to establish first a TLS session and then within it, send an SIP request..IS it possible in any version? I tried also to configure a HTTPS probe but it fails as it sends a GET which the Lync SIP server doesn't understand.
We have an ACE Appliance in a DMZ and the ACE Appliance's Admin Context IP is translated between ACE and ANM. The ANM Server does not get translated. It is just the opposite then in another Community discussion.
Our Problem: When adding the ACE4710 Appliance to the ANM imported Device List, we use the ACE's NATed Admin Context IP. Import works well, but ANM reflects the Admin Context IP with it's real configured IP. Polling the ACE Appliance does not work therefore.
Is there a possibility of telling the ANM, that the ACE has to be polled through a NATed IP? I could not find a field to set a NATed Mgmt IP.
Configured IP on ACE Admin Context: 192.168.0.10 NATed ACE Admin Context IP: 172.16.0.10
Imported ACE with IP 172.16.0.10 into ANM, but ANM polls for Rserver, Vserver, Probes, etc. via 192.168.0.10 - which is not reachable from the ANM.
We have a CSS11503 that is currently being used to accept incoming HTTPS and SSH connections on a specific VIP and then PAT those client connections. I understand that it also PATs the server initiated connections. [code]
For server load balancing, does the ACE4710 support custom protocols? We'll be using HTTP for server health monitoring, and to determine if a server is up or down. But the client/server application is custom, and includes a lot of non-standard ports. Can the server VIP handle generic TCP connections? For example client1 connects to the VIP on http, but then later client1 switches to using tcp842 (a custom protocol, not http).
My customer wants each ACE4710 (of a highly available cluster) to have its own, dedicated port for management purposes.
According to documentation, IP addressing can be applied to VLAN interfaces, so in order to satisfy the requirement, I should make one port belong to an "access VLAN X", and then apply IP addressing to the corresponding "interface VLAN X". This should satisfy my customer´s requirement in an indirect way.
But... ¿ Can´t I just configure IP address on one of the 4 ethernet ports in order to save the work of building the aforementioned VLAN? I am asking this since I do not have access to a real box in order to verify.
i have a 4710 appliance (one armed) and i am load balancing with two webservers. In the URL, there are links that need to be redirected to https:
i am using the
rserver redirect REDIRECT-TO-HTTPS[URL]
The https is working but i have a problem. when i access the Main link "first" it is redirected to https to the Main link.But if i access one of the Sublinks directly(without having to click on the main link first) the page is redirected to https but to the Main Link. i have to click the Sublink again in order to get the page.How can i redirect to https and stay on the same page? What might be the general link in the webserver-redirection?
We want to mask part of the path prefix to hide development content: For example: the site(s) are: [URL]However we don't want anything with acme showing...so we would want the loadbalanced url to be: [URL] ...for requests and responses. I think this would be an http re-write request/response scenario?Is this possible to configure this on the ACE Device? We've got the load balance configuration down...not sure how to do this re-write type scenario?
I'm looking for a way to configure Cisco ACE4710 loadbalancer to bypass traffic that is initiated from server side to Internet?Are there any way to configure this, so that the loadbalancer will not maintain session for this bypass traffic to maximize throughput?
I have a problem, recently I can not telnet to the ACE 4710, the ACE version is A4(2.0). I can enter by web and console but not for telnet. I try to give more resource to the admin context but it doesnt work.
We have a rather strange issue, and I'm not sure it's really a problem with the ACE or not. We created an HTTP parameter map called "TCPreuse" and applied it to a virtual server. A show conn detail displays "[ conn in reuse pool : FALSE]" for all connections pertaining to this virtual server. The rserver in question is Linux(Ubuntu) + Apache.Next we applied the HTTP parameter map to another virtual server - this time IIS7 + Windows Server 2008. There are plenty of entries "[ conn in reuse pool : TRUE ]" when I do a "show conn detail".What could the web servers be doing differently that would cause the connection reuse to work on one virtual server and not the other?
I need to upgrade 2 active-standby cisco ACE4710, the issue is I cannot access FTP/TFTP/SFTP server via Admin context but can be accessible via other contexts.
Can I copy the ACE system software file from FTP/SFTP/TFTP server to image: directory durectly or need some other way around ? I could see the option is available to copy ftp: to image: via other context.
My customer they do not want change their real server IPs. So I need setup one interace (one armed) for them on ACE4710. Who had this sample configuration? (CSS has this but it seems to be not compitable with ACE)
I am attempting to configure an ACE4710 to perform SSL end-to-end confguration. i.e. SSL termination - load balance - SSL initiate to backend server.The configuration appears to work fine in a test lab using any old web server, however when I peform the same configuration in the production environment it does not work. It appeatrs from a capture run on the ace that the ace is reseting the tcp connections after communicating with the back end server. The main difference I can think of in this environment is that the cert and key pair the ace is using where exported from the backend server, i.e. both the ace and the backend server have the same certificates and keys. Is this allowed? how to troubleshoot why the ace resets the connection.
All clients point to unique VIP and Port configured, I need to know if I can apply any filter or rule that allows me to distinguish when a customer goes to the URL1 or URL2.If any client try to access to URL-2, your traffic must be deny.In summary, from Internet I should be able to go only to URL-1.
I have to deploy the Cisco GSS in our 2 dataceters globally seprate IP ranges to loadbalance the exchange 2010 environment with Cisco ACE 4710 series SLBs. The scenario is to deploy one GSS + ACE on each datacenters and our nameserver will point to both GSS's IP addresses to get through. Incase primary site "site A" goes down name server will point the client's request to "site B".
What will be the physical setup of the GSS here and what configuration should on SLB ACE will make it work? Do GSS and ACE need to be in the same vlan? is this necessary to use Both interface of the GSS to get things working? How the GSS will check the health check on ACE if they both are on different vlans/ip range? Our ACE will be in routed mode do we need to assign the Real server default gateway as ACE inside interface with the server farm or just do the SNAT of the client IPs so the request can come back to ACE?
I have HA configuration for two ACE4710. FT between Ace's is configured as L2 (V LAN). Active ACE is sending heartbeats, but switch shows lot of 'input errors' on ingress and this is a major problem. FT is logically not working (there is no connection between these two Ace's over V LAN). There is only L2 configuration, with speed and duplex auto, no other special configuration. When I connect Ace's directly, FT is working without problem.
I can see lot of errors on input direction (from ACE) to switch port, that means, L1, or L2 problem, but direct connection (using the same Ethernet cable) is working. I tried 'shut/no shut' on both sides, set duplex/speed,... without success.
ACE 4710 deployment model. We'll be doing an eval later in the year, but I'm just looking to understand the architecture.We have a stack of 3750 switches with a single VLAN (10.1.1.0/24). Connected to that stack is a pair of web servers (10.1.1.5 and 6) that we want to provide load balancing/failover for. Some of the clients are located right there on that same VLAN. Other clients may be coming from other spots in the infrastructure.It sounds like I could put a pair of 4710s connected to that stack of switches, in a single arm deployment? And then the virtual IP and the real servers would all be 10.1.1.0/24. Maybe use an etherchanel to connect each 4710 to two 3750s?
I'm implementing and found out some issues are unresolvable on ACE4710. This network have been running on a server without LB. Now the second server comes up. We choosed to implement with Routed Mode.This network Peak @ 300Mbps. Now on we're doing the first context which is function as content web-farm. In near future, 2nd context which takes care of indexing web-farm when they buy more server.
From following diagrams.I browsed from internet into this service. "show service-policy" shown as '0' (counter was not running). I guessed that there is something wrong in FW configuration. So I isolated out FW. Then I plugged-in my PC into network 30 (192.168.30.X) in front of this LB, then browsed into LB's VIP (192.168.30.1). LB "show service-policy" came up BUT there is nothing return to my PC (client). "show conn" on LB as "SYNSEEN". What's SYNSEEN?! Some meaningful.
Then I tried to figure out with a PC running 'apache' and took the place of real server. "It works!" returned from LB/Server. "show conn" became 'Establish' Programmer guy said if I browse into web-farm (i.e. content web-farm) directly pkt will be redirected to indexing server. But they said it will be L7 redirection. Not LB/Network level.
We recently configured a setup to loadbalance 2 application server using ACE4710. Initially the configuration was to link two app servers directly to ACE4710 without connecting to a Switch, but later, it was advised that ACE4710 is not able to work without connecting to a switch.
1. ACE4710 is not able to link directly to APP/WEB server, but it must go through a network Switch.
2. If item-1 above is true. We used to have a older Cisco Loadbalancer which is able to link directly to WEB/APP servers. What is the reason or advantage of removing this feature?
On my ACE4710s I'm using least-loaded predictors monitoring Microsoft Windows CPU usage. There are times when the MS Windows CPU OIDs can change between reboots. Any way for the ACE to automatically adjust to the new CPU OIDs and continue to get accurate CPU usage values?
one of our 2 ACE boxes in FT group suddenly reboot-ed from active state and now it continuously reboots with the following error:
insmod: error inserting '/isan/bin/klm_octeon_device.klm': -1 No such deviceerror inserting /isan/bin/klm_octeon_device.klmDaughter Card Not Found. Rebooting..INIT: Sending all processes the TERM signal...
I have a ACE4710 setup to load balance a couple of web servers. The real servers all show as inservice as do the propbes and serverfarms/virtual servers. If I ping the Virtuual server ip address I get a reply but it I try to access VIP via telnet or web browser. I get a connection could not be open error on the client.The question is how do i determine where the error is comming from so far I can not tell if the client is getting through the acl or not.I have used the trouble shooting guide and nothing has worked to determine the cause so far. show service-policy int479 detail does not show an increase in the hit count when I try to connect.show stats conn does not show an increase in failed or timed out connections when i try to connect. [code]
I was trying to implement stickiness based on cookie. Server inserts a cookie and sends it to the browser. I learned from app team that this cookie is changing dynamically during the session, so stickiness based on server’s cookie doesn’t work.
Now I want to investigate into possibility of ACE to insert a cookie. My question is: ACE feature of “cookie insert”: does it add additional cookie into http header without removing server cookies or it deletes the cookie(s) that server put into http header and replaces them with its own cookie?
In 2008-2010 timeframe, I used the ace 4710 appliances at one customer and kind of liked them. The deployment was not too SSL intensive and B/W requirements were low, but I configured a few HA pairs and that worked well. The configuration was pretty comparable to other Cisco devices; so easy to learn/pick-up.Fast forward to 2011: stepped into an environment, where customer purchased 3 - ACE 20 modules (before I got here), and had multiple issues with them. I found 4 documented TAC cases, and 1 was still open. I started working from December 2011 on getting Cisco to own-up WRT modules but customer by that time had had enough.
The most serious issue was a random reboot, hang or lockup. I wasn’t here to work with them to verify, but that’s eventually what the deal breaker was. Around the February 2012 timeframe, talking to Cisco SE, he revealed Cisco had an independent lab in Switzerland verify that some hardware component on the device had a terminal defect, in which a bit would flip, and force the device to lock or reboot - subject ot radioactive decay or interference.Cisco and the lab attributed this to improper shielding, coupled with defective material in the electronic component; hence the device was highly susceptible to radiation-type errors. This is the kind of stuff you read in doomsday reports! As a result, Cisco was EOL-ing the ACE-20 module. I am trying to get Cisco to replace the ACE-20 modules with something else, but they haven’t been too cooperative. They have also limited their SE/Salseperson presence where I work (Pacific Northwest); and are not too responsive.
I have gotten a verbal agreement to get a credit on prior purchases for the amount this customer spent on the ACE-20 modules. However, the credit is only a few points off their normal discounting model. And Cisco will not go into loss on new product sales. Using example, $100 product would cost me $55 with standard Cisco discounting. Cisco’s cost might be $45 so I will only get another $10 credit on this new purchase.The 3 Cisco ACE-20’s originally cost customer about $100K, so to dwindle this credit down, we would need to purchase about $1-$2 million of new hardware - that's a lot of new gear! And I don’t have any real way of knowing that Cisco is applying the credit honestly, and they won’t put anything in writing. This entire issue has really dampened customer’s impression of Cisco. They had smartnet on the ACE-20’s for 2+ years, but then dumped that after losing faith in the product. Now I am trying to resurrect smartnet to see if Cisco will give us an alternate product.
And to cap it all off, the original Cisco salesperson (who sold customer the ACE’s), has left and went to work for F5! And yes, he has been calling on customer to try to sell some big-IP's! At least there is some humor in all of this. So... Has anyone else had bad experience with ACE-20 module? How about ACE 4710? How to get a reliable working ACE module from Cisco?
We have an ANM Virtual Appliance, version 5.2, were we login and can go no further. This was working for fine for approximately two and half weeks. We created a backup and re-loaded the system via CLI with the same result. We logged in again via SSH and we have noted the following:
cscoanmsa/admin# sh disk temp. space 4% used (141244 of 4951688) disk: 7% used (353916 of 5935604) Internal filesystems: warning - /var is 100% used (89219000 of 89258112) cscoanmsa/admin# sh application status ANM
Is there any way to access and clean out the /var directory from the CLI. is this achieved simply via the "delete" command with the full path ?
My TCOM guys say they do not see the ACE as a CDP neighbor on their switches. Is CDP enabled by default? I cannot find any documentation that suggests this is configuration (like on the Cisco CSS - where it can be enabled, but cannot see its' CDP neighbors).
BTW - The ACE 4710 Appliance documentation uses CDP as acronym for Certificate Revocation List Discovery Point (for SSL CRL's).
The upgrade process for ANM virtual appliance 4.2 involves doing a backup and restore as root user. I have looked through the documentation and have even reinstalled the virtual appliance to see if the install script gives away the root password for the OS but without luck.
I have a pair of ACE 4710's that I am deploying within a datacenter. The primary and secondary ACE appliances have identical configurations except for the IP addressing and priorities for FT. The FT peer is going into a TL error state.
On the primary ACE appliance, I am able to ping and telnet from/to it without any issues. All of the routing works as it should and everything is seen in the ARP table as it should. The secondary appliance is able to ping everywhere, but telnet out of or into that appliance does not work.
I am able to see the IP addresses in the arp table and can successfully ping end to end from the secondary device, just unable to telnet into or out of it. When I try to telnet out of the secondary device, it reports that there is no route, even though the IP's I am trying to telnet to are directly connected and those interfaces are up and working (otherwise ping would fail). The exact same filters (access-lists, service-policies) are configured in the exact same format and applied to the exact same interfaces.
I tried removing all of the fault tolerance configurations and just created a Layer 3 vlan interface for management and I am still unable to telnet into or out of the appliance. This is not a complicated setup and I have to think there is something obvious that I'm missing, but I'm hung up on the fact that the config's are almost identical while one works exactly as intended and the other reports no route to host for a directly connected interface.
We have several 474 and 594 class WAAS appliances in the field. When power is lost to a given location, almost all of the other devices we have at these sites will start themsleves back up upon the restoration of power. Since the 474 and 594 WAAS appliances are basically PC based devices they do not seem to have the ability to start themselves back up when power is restored. What we would like is to have a solution wherein the WAAS device powers up on its own once power is restored much like the routers, switches, servers and PBX devices at the same location.
I've got basic connectivty to our ACE30 module and when I try connecting to the management IP address (attached to the Admin context), I see a very basic GUI which only lists the CSM to ACE config conversion tool. I don't see a GUI as detailed in the document: url...How do I get the ACE Applicance Device Manager GUI working so that I can then configure real servers, serverfarms etc rather than via the GUI?Having read through copious amount of documentation I can't seem to find a refrence that would ne useful here. This should be a fairly straight forward exercise - do I need to install some other software to get the full fledged GUI working?