Cisco ACE is not EOL or dead ? Needs 40 Million Volts

Steven Schuchart from Cisco Analyst Relations leaves a comment over at Nerd Twilight to let us know that the Cisco ACE isn’t dead. Presumably, it’s about to get “40 million volts through it” to prove it’s “not dead” Yup I understand that there has been a lot of confusion and difficulty regarding ACE in the […]

Musing: The Dim Future of Cisco ACE & WAAS

Tony Bourke draws attention to the Barrons report that Cisco is scaling the back the ACE : Though even if it were true, it wouldn’t necessarily mean Cisco has given up on ACE. It could signal that Cisco is no longer interested in selling the ACE30 service module, preferring instead the ACE 4710 appliance and/or gearing up […]

Cisco ACE – Enterprise Load Balancing on a Stick using Source NAT – Part 3

A detailed look at configuring a Cisco ACE module to do load balancing on a stick. This time with basic configuration for dual VIPs and dual NATs.

Cisco ACE – Enterprise Load Balancing on a Stick using Source NAT – Part 2

A detailed look at configuring a Cisco ACE module to do load balancing on a stick. This time with basic configuration for a single VIP.

Cisco ACE – Enterprise Load Balancing on a Stick using Source NAT – Part 1

A detailed look at configuring a Cisco ACE module to do load balancing on a stick.

Cisco FWSM and ACE resource allocation strategies

This post looks at design models for handling the allocation of resources within the Cisco ACE and FWSM modules. In may be relevant to other virtualisation system where allocation of virtual resources needs a strategy.

Cisco IOS load balancing for Blue Coat SGOS

Some time ago I used IOS SLB feature on a C6500 to load balance a pair of Blue Coat ProxySG. Here the confuguration and some notes.

Why can’t I ping my ACE module ? Diatribe on service-policy.

Had a problem with an ACE module today. It took two of us a while to realise what was wrong. And musings on service-policy syntax.

Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) – introduction and comparison with F5

My new interest of the moment is the Cisco Application Control Engine or ACE module. I have just received a pair of them and planning on starting the configuration in the next couple of days. So perhaps some discussion on the ACE is in order, and why I am considering using both F5 LTM AND the Cisco ACE in this network.

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