Solved

Eigrp versus OSPF in a ring topology

Posted on 2016-11-02
3
120 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-06
I have a ring topology scenario and I was thinking of implementing EIGRP as the dynamic routing protocol. But thinking about the EIGRP queries, I am not sure if it is a good fit for the ring. I am not an expert with OSPF but will it  a be a better fit. I currently have 10 nodes within my ring. Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:leblanc
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 29

Accepted Solution

by:
Predrag Jovic earned 500 total points
ID: 41871543
If you create summary address on every interface between those 10 nodes there should not be any problems with queries. So, if you plan IP address ranges carefully you will be able to summarize whole location in one summary. In the case of EIGRP IP address summarization is not only reducing size of routing table, but it is also most efficient way to resolve queries (in this case you will not have problems with queries).

On the other hand OSPF is not proprietary protocol and if needed you can mix vendors (this would be the reason to go for OSPF rather than EIGRP in the first place), but you can summarize only on ABRs.
Did you check are your device licenses support routing?

Every protocol have pros and cons.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:leblanc
ID: 41872201
The licenses are all good for advanced routing. Yes. I was thinking of summarization as well. Thx Predrag.
0
 
LVL 29

Expert Comment

by:Predrag Jovic
ID: 41872252
You're welcome.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
PoE Injector and switch 2 53
Exchange 2013 will not send or receive 9 81
Samples DNS record setting. 5 58
internal SLA's for IT provision 6 37
Even if you have implemented a Mobile Device Management solution company wide, it is a good idea to make sure you are taking into account all of the major risks to your electronic protected health information (ePHI).
Meet the world's only “Transparent Cloud™” from Superb Internet Corporation. Now, you can experience firsthand a cloud platform that consistently outperforms Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM’s Softlayer, and Microsoft’s Azure when it comes to CPU and …
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

738 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question