Here’s one that I use every day at work. We have multiple customers coming into the same router, and, as luck would have it, they all use 192.168.1.0/24 (OK…not really but it might happen). That means we have to separate them into their own routing instance, or virtual router, so pass traffic to their firewall. Think VRF lite on a Cisco router. Let’s conflagrate.
One of the big things that I’m dealing with lately is VRFs. I’ve implemented some VRF-lite stuff, but I’ve never had any practical experience with the full force of them. I’m definitely learning here. Since the blog here is really about my sharing what I’ve learned, let’s go through something that came up recently – terminating VPNs on one VRF while passing traffic to another.