Can I assign my cache [J5K] with a Network ID in below scenario ? as I have /30 only for the connectivity.
What specifically are you referring to when specifying network id ? What is your end goal in this specific design case ?
Goal : To redirect HTTP traffic to the cache. Hence I placed the cache Inline so that all traffic can be passed through the cache.
Observation : The link between PE and CE router has /30 range [that means only 2 valid ips; which are already consumed by PE and CE router]. Hence no ip address is left for cache ip assignment.
Doubt : If I assign ip address to the cache as network id of /30 range, Will the traffic be able to flow from CE router to PE router and vice versa???
Note: I am trying to utilise the idea of ip conservation mentioned in RFC for /31 ip assignment
Reference : http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3021.txt
Can someone please respond ?
I think you can't use the network id for the IP assignement.
Either you can resize the network mask from /30 to /29 for example or you can redirect the traffic to the J5K on the switch by doing a remote session monitoring.
Most devices will not let you assign the network address so you are out of luck with a /30.
Is the device layer3 aware? If not then this is irrelevant.
Is this a real world scenario?
No, you cannot assign Network ID x.x.x.0/30 to the cache.
Might be better to ask vendor of J5k (www.aranetworks.com) for information of how to install their device
Thanks for your reply.