EIGRP metric for BGP redistribution into EIGRP

I am trying to understand what the best practice is to set the metric when redistributed BGP to EIGRP. In my case, at my main location, I have it set as the code below. I know that EIGRP only uses k1 and k2 in its calculation. I did not configure this so I am not sure what k1 is 44.2 Mbps when my MPLS circuit is 300Mbps. It looks like my delay is not the default as well.

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router eigrp 10
 network 10.0.0.0
 redistribute bgp 65001 metric 44200 2000 255 1 1500
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leblancAccountingAsked:
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JustInCaseCommented:
Not correct.

By default EIGRP is using K1 and K3 (bandwidth and delay) - K-Values defaults are 1 0 1 0 0 and in the EIGRP named instance K-Values are 1 0 1 0 0 0 (we have new K6 (Extended Attribute) now).
So, to make redistributed route look worse - would be make K1 value lower and K3 value higher. But generally, in most cases during redistribution is not that important to match real world speed bandwidth and delay during redistribution (but some values need to be assigned, otherwise EIGRP metric after redistribution will be infinite), except to make routes more or less attractive during redistribution (with named instance - values during redistribution should be high (previous 1 1 1 1 1500 could be problematic).
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
Tweaking the K values is done to influence the route selection.  If you have two paths, the easiest way to affect the route selection is to adjust K1 and/or K2 to make a path more or less desirable.

More than likely, the previous admin wanted one route to be preferred over another.
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leblancAccountingAuthor Commented:
So if I want to make it less desirable, then I have to make k1 lower and k2 higher. Correct?
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leblancAccountingAuthor Commented:
The reason I am worry about the metric because I have another route going into my main location (see below) and I want the 1gig to be the primary path. Router0 is the new MPLS link that I am going to put in place. So I will need to make k1 as 10000 and k3 a high value. Correct?

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JustInCaseCommented:
You can assign different values that will be configured to K1 and K3 as already suggested. Since you are doing redistribution it is just seed metric into EIGRP, it is irrelevant as long as you get effect that you need (and in the process don't make EIGRP cost too big - so few hops later cost reaches max value).
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
Keep in mind that the K values are multipliers.  They are not the actual values for bandwith, delay, etc.

It's difficult to reduce the metric using K values since the default is 1 for bandwidth and delay.  Common practice is to increase the K values for the route you don't want to use.

And when you do it, you're basically experimenting to get the behavior you want.  I know people who have spent time trying to calculate the metric and in the end just started tweaking K values to get the path selection the way they want.
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JustInCaseCommented:
I obviously expressed myself poorly. I am not suggesting to change K1 values itselves, but during redistribution values that will be multipliers, or dividers in EIGRP formula (Values for seed metric (44200 2000 255 1 1500)).
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