Chapter 6 Configuring and Securing the 6500/7600 Chassis

The FWSM isn’t just a Power Sucking Alien (PSA) in the 6500/7600 chassis (host-chassis), it plays a critical role in the overall solution to securing your infrastructure. Proper “care and feeding” of the host-chassis is paramount, and following the best practices in this chapter will help to minimize a potential compromise of your network.

Understanding the Interaction Between the Host-Chassis and the FWSM

With the integration of the FWSM in a host-chassis, it becomes imperative to secure the host device. This is because the delineation of interfaces on the FWSM is associated with the virtual local-area network (VLAN) interfaces of the switch. The separation is logical not physical. If ...

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