3550 Switch + Load Balancing

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I have a Cisco 3550, and a $20,000 Nortel load balancer that is managed
by AT&T.  Recently we decided to buy the equipment and do it ourselves.
 I really don't want to buy the nortel if I don't need to.

The only thing we load balance is ports 80, and 443 between 2 servers.

I read an article saying that I can do load balancing on the Cisco 3550
if it has the EMI software image.

Is it possible for me to do this?  Or is this a different type of load

If it is possible is there a good configuration doc out there?  I've
been fishing around on Google, but keep hitting the same article that
doesn't describe the setup at all.


Re: 3550 Switch + Load Balancing
Hi Eric,

You may wish to investigate this Cisco Link:


Hope this helps.

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Re: 3550 Switch + Load Balancing
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I think you should consider Cisco CSS switches.
I don't think 3550 could do such type of load balancing, with EMI you
have support for various routing protocols which could perform load
balancing across various IP paths but this is  not application aware
load balancing.

Re: 3550 Switch + Load Balancing

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The 3550 switch is a layer 3 switch. and you wish to do layer 4 load

Best regards
Martin Kiefer

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