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Let me start by saying that I am not looking to load balance between 2 ISPs.

I have a site where we get an MPLS ethernet handoff from our ISP. For some reason, our marketing dept. gave a contract company the green light to have their own service dropped in to support a contractor for the next 2 years. I'm still fighting to get my supervisor to shut this down and just let the contractor run on our network as we currently do, but I need to have a solution in hand in case I can't win this battle.

What I am thinking of doing is running their internet connection into my switch stack in order to get from MPOE to contractor cubicles. (company will not pay for cabling) I obviously need a separate IP scope for this VLAN. My thoughts on this are that I should be able to make it work with a unique IP scope, a static route and maybe a couple of ACLs.

Short version:new network on my equipment, separate ISP/gateway, unique IP scope, new vlan, no intervlan routing.

  • @Robert-currently running ipbase. That would be a great solution, thank you. – Rex Sheffield May 12 '15 at 18:53
  • well, when faced with upgrading IOS or pulling an extended DMARC and utilizing dedicated hardware as a 'best solution', they have opted to go with pulling cable and hardware. thank you very much for the insight. – Rex Sheffield May 13 '15 at 15:54
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If you put their L3 interfaces in a separate VRF you would not need ACLs. No need to even mix the routing tables.

However you would need to be running IP Services IOS.

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    VRF is the way to go, I second that. – RedShift May 12 '15 at 19:52

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