TSHOOT – Redistribution Part 5 – The OSPF / EIGRP / BGP / Redistribution lab!

To round off Redistribution series of posts for Dynamic Routing Redistribution, what better way to drive it home, than to Redistribute every Dynamic Routing Domain into every other one and see what we can break? There will be a LOT of output from this lab to demonstrate how to verify and configure / troubleshoot everything … Continue reading TSHOOT – Redistribution Part 5 – The OSPF / EIGRP / BGP / Redistribution lab!

TSHOOT – Redistribution Part 3 – OSPF, OSPFv3, and BGP Redistribution review and troubleshooting!

I will wrap this up with a look at OSPF and BGP Redistribution, above is a Topology I labbed during ROUTE studies of the BGP MED concept, this is to demonstrate visually the difference of iBGP vs eBGP being the AS that BGP Routers reside in. Troubleshooting Redistribution into OSPF and OSPFv3 OSPF is very … Continue reading TSHOOT – Redistribution Part 3 – OSPF, OSPFv3, and BGP Redistribution review and troubleshooting!

TSHOOT – Redistribution Part 1 – Configuring an OSPF / EIGRP / iBGP Lab to completion, ready for Redistribution!

While getting together some command prompt syntax from my lab, I got a jolt of nostalgia from labbing ROUTE, and decided to instead configure the lab Topology shown above as I started configuring my switches for Layer 3 routing and before I knew it I was troubleshooting OSPF and EIGRP Ajdacencies! I will try to … Continue reading TSHOOT – Redistribution Part 1 – Configuring an OSPF / EIGRP / iBGP Lab to completion, ready for Redistribution!

TSHOOT – OSPFv2, OPSv3, OSPF Address-Families, huge LSA / LSDB review, and troubleshooting everything OSPF!

Being that it has been quite awhile since my ROUTE, this will contain a lot of core / foundation concepts, and tie them into troubleshooting as I go. That said, here we go! OSPFv2 (IPv4) review and troubleshooting OSPF is configured with a Process # that is locally significant only "router ospf #" and networks … Continue reading TSHOOT – OSPFv2, OPSv3, OSPF Address-Families, huge LSA / LSDB review, and troubleshooting everything OSPF!

OSPF: Type 4 LSA’s, who creates them, why they create them, a relatively shorter post for once!

Apologies for how terrible the Topology is, I took an existing picture and put some purple arrows leading off the ABR's, indicating that this is actually where Type 4 LSA's are created. Now ASBR's create Type 5 LSA's which of course are External / Redistributed routes which are shared throughout the entire routing domain across … Continue reading OSPF: Type 4 LSA’s, who creates them, why they create them, a relatively shorter post for once!

OSPF: Route filtering between Areas (Inter-Area) configured and explained!

For those who have forgotten how LSA's work between Area's, let us refresh your memory: Type 1 and 2 LSA's live within their own Areas to create the SPF Tree ABR's extract the Network / Subnet Mask information to create a Type 3 LSA which it then floods into the other Area (Summary LSA in … Continue reading OSPF: Route filtering between Areas (Inter-Area) configured and explained!

OSPF: Database Exchange Process including messages, neighbor states, and all things neighbor forming related!

Sticking with this Topology in case I need to lab something for demonstration, it is clear what routers are where. To begin, every router within any given Area should have an identical copy of the LSDB, and that only Type 1 and Type 2 LSA's are flooded only within the Area they originated. The Database … Continue reading OSPF: Database Exchange Process including messages, neighbor states, and all things neighbor forming related!

OSPF: Creating OSPF from the interface, playing with Hello / Dead timers, intro to Hello-Multiplier and other good review!

This will be our topology for most of Review, though I am currently leaving Area 34 and Area 15 out of the equation since we aren't really worried about those for review. You can create a process and an Area by configuring OSPF directly on an interface, rather than making the process and adding the … Continue reading OSPF: Creating OSPF from the interface, playing with Hello / Dead timers, intro to Hello-Multiplier and other good review!

VPN: DEEP Dive into GRE Tunnel configuration over OSPF, explanation of behaviors and how to overcome them!

Now I've spent hours and hours trying to figure GRE out, this was not included in my CCNP ROUTE material except for some DMVPN using mGRE, however I did want to know for practical purposes how to encapsulate broadcast / multicast traffic over an IPSec tunnel which in turn needs a GRE tunnel as there … Continue reading VPN: DEEP Dive into GRE Tunnel configuration over OSPF, explanation of behaviors and how to overcome them!

OSPF: DEEP Dive – Distribute-List vs Filter-List, and reviewing Prefix-Lists as Filter-Lists use Prefixes to filter!

One thing that was lacking from Chris Bryants training that I found in the INE series is explanations between when to use OSPF Filter-list vs a Distribute-list. I have modified the network as reflected in the Topology so Area 34 will no longer be a stub, and Area 15 will only be an NSSA Area. … Continue reading OSPF: DEEP Dive – Distribute-List vs Filter-List, and reviewing Prefix-Lists as Filter-Lists use Prefixes to filter!

OSPF: DEEP Dives into Summarization methods, Authentication, Default-Information Originate (Always)!

Since I already have the lab configured with different OSPF Area's, and we had a riveting exploration into the world of LSA's and the LS DB of each router, I wanted to hit some other topics again thoroughly before I switch up protocols for more DEEP Dives into all things CCNP ROUTE related! Without further … Continue reading OSPF: DEEP Dives into Summarization methods, Authentication, Default-Information Originate (Always)!

VRF-Lite: Complete configuration and explanation of behaviors, OSPF and EIGRP demonstration and how they work (or why the don’t work)

To note I used the same color I have previously for IPSec VPN tunnels, however that color is more just one of the few colors not reserved for protocols (as I generally use blue for OSPF, red for RIP, and orange for EIGRP), so this time green is for VRF-Lite. So I wanted to pull … Continue reading VRF-Lite: Complete configuration and explanation of behaviors, OSPF and EIGRP demonstration and how they work (or why the don’t work)

Part 6: Troubleshooting of sub-optimal routing via route-maps / redist/ policy routing, and an old friend OSPF distance comes to save the day! (GREAT review!)

Not /fin with this Topology of course, after this lab of fine tuning some sub-optimal routing I am taking copies of all "sh run" to be able to spin this lab up again if it ever gets the "wr er", however it will be /fin for review and onto the subject of VPN's. So, Part … Continue reading Part 6: Troubleshooting of sub-optimal routing via route-maps / redist/ policy routing, and an old friend OSPF distance comes to save the day! (GREAT review!)

Part 5: Turning “IP Routing” on for Layer 3 SW1, Policy / Local Policy Routing, found sub-optimal routing due to AD! (Will be 6th lab to troubleshoot)

I took a quick moment to post before this, advising not to study or lab tired, cause as can be seen towards the end of my Part 4 of this lab I am just tired and swinging at air. Anyway, we now have R1 and R3 both acting as ASBR's, with R1 doing 2-way route-tagged … Continue reading Part 5: Turning “IP Routing” on for Layer 3 SW1, Policy / Local Policy Routing, found sub-optimal routing due to AD! (Will be 6th lab to troubleshoot)

Part 4: The right ACL for the right job (Distribute-List vs Route-Map), Configuring 3-way Route Redistribution with a lot of failures but final success!!!

(Added interface #'s to the Topology as we increase working with both IP's and interfaces) I wanted to touch this quick before moving on to policy routing, whether Distribute-Lists can block certain networks from a Summary Route, or if it's possibly at all. So I'll run through it quick here to move on:   Distribute-List … Continue reading Part 4: The right ACL for the right job (Distribute-List vs Route-Map), Configuring 3-way Route Redistribution with a lot of failures but final success!!!