The Journey of a Network Engineer:

EIGRP

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July 2, 2012  7:58 AM

how to use Administrative distance? – part 3



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
AD, CCIE, Cisco, EIGRP, iBGP, mpls vpn, route, router

This is the last entry for the series "how to use administrative distance". The interesting part was, why when static routes were distributed into EIGRP, they were shown as Internal?

May 29, 2012  9:16 AM

how to use Administrative distance? – part 2



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
administrative, CCIE, Cisco, distance, distribution, EIGRP, mpls vpn, route, router, static

In my earlier Blog, i have shown a detailed diagram of the problem/ requirement of the network change. After 5 mins of studying the proposal i came with an easy solution to change the routing behavior. I have made few assumptions and based on it i built my design. These assumptions are correct,...


May 28, 2012  2:44 AM

How to use Administrative distance? – part 1



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
AD, administrative, CCIE, Cisco, distance, EIGRP, MPLS, router, vpn

I'll admit, the title is slightly misleading. I will not elaborate on how to use AD for the routing benefit in general. What i would do is, explain a scenario. Then manipulate AD to have the desired routing outcome. In first entry, i would just show the scenario, while the configurations and...


October 17, 2011  12:32 AM

Loopback address and MPLS-VPN!



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
Configure, EIGRP, GNS3, how, ios, MPLS, RIP, router, switch, to, vpn

In this article, i will not go deeply into the issue of configuring MPLS-VPN. The steps were mentioned very clearly in an earlier post. MPLS-VPN Tutorial...


October 10, 2011  2:36 AM

How to change the Administrative Distance when redistributing?



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
AD, administrative, CCIE, change, Cisco, distance, EIGRP, how, redistributing, RIP, route, router, switch, to

So, lets talk about how can we change the cost while distribution between routing protocols. Distribution between two routing domains should be done very carfully. It is easy when the there is single distribution router between the two domains. Things get slightly...


October 7, 2011  1:39 AM

How to change metrics in RIP?



Posted by: Sulaiman Syed
CCIE, Cisco, configuration, cost, EIGRP, hops, how, metric, offlist, OSFP, RIP, router, routing

RIP is really undesired protocol. It has a slow convergence by default, and generates lot of traffic. On the positive side, it is one of the easiest routing protocols to configure. One network statement command, and you are done. Generally, using RIP is not recommended. There are better...


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