FTD - Data Center Deployment

Hi There,

This Topic will Cover FTD Deployment in Data Center.

As Per Customer Request, They Want to deploy FTD without Change the IP address of any Servers / Switches - So that Transparent Mode will be used. so FTD can be placed -

1- by Change Cable Connection physically: Connect Cables from Servers to FTD and DC Switch to FTD --> this solution is impossible because the number of Servers which they have

2- by Change VLANS ( Logically) -> in Simple- Connect FTD to Switch whether ( Single interface OR Port-Channel ) - Single ONE will be Used here because PORT Channel is NOT supported in vFTD.

From Cisco Live Doc - I like this PIC

Cisco LIVE Solution Steps

enough Talking - let’s get started via LAB


  • This Diagram Shows the details of what gonna do with Voice Servers

I have to configure SUB-INTERFACE because we one single Physical

Now create BVI

Then we can control the traffic between VLANS via ACP

FROM SWITCH SIDE :slight_smile:
Configure Trunk to FTD
Configure Access Ports to Servers.

then do a ping test from Server to Switch – it will work.

My Next Post and main Question; Can DIFFERENT Bridge Groups Communicate with each other -
The answer will be in the next post.