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    Path Analysis

    To see how Routing Instances affect the routing in a network, assign a Routing Instance to the Demand Type of demands (Modify > Elements > Demands) or path traces (Network > Path & Capacity > Path) as shown in Figure 224. This window is accessed by clicking on the Type button of the Modify Demand or Demand Path window. Demands with a Routing Instance assignment can only be routed over links with the same Routing Instance setting.

    Figure 1: Demand Type Window

    Demand Type Window


    While in View or Design mode, select Report > Report Manager from the main menu. Select the Route Instance report from Network Reports > Protocols. This report (RTINSTRPT) displays several integrity checks:

    • Asymmetric Route Instance Definition: Indicates links whose interfaces are associated with different Routing Instances
    • Unexpected OSPF process number: Indicates if an unexpected OSPF process number is defined
    • Site Diverse Statistics: An Isolated Site is defined as a site which has the given routing instance configured on at least one of its routers, but that site is not accessible via this routing instance from outside the site. A Single Link Site is defined as a site which only has one link of the given routing instance that can be used to reach the site from outside the site. If that link goes down, there is no other way to access that site for this routing instance. (Note that for this integrity check, the user should have defined sites through the site file as described in the File Format Reference for IP/MPLSView.)
    • BGP community definition errors: Indicates if the next-hop for any given community is in a different Routing Instance
    • Isolated colored PoP: Indicates if a Routing Instance has no outgoing link
    • Note that routing instance definitions via the routeinstance file or the Modify > Protocols > OSPF/ISIS Routing Instance menu are prerequisites to generating the report.

    Figure 2: Routing Instance Integrity Check Report

    Routing Instance Integrity Check Report

    File Format


    #name assigned_color OSPF_PID route-instance-name community
    blue_10 color=BLUE 10 BLUE community=1234:5678
    red_20 color=RED 20 RED community=2345:6789|3456:7890
    white_30 color=GREEN 30 NOID

    This file should be referenced in the specification file as “routeinst= filename”.

    Note: Because OSPF process names do not need to be specified for Juniper routers, a special keyword “NOID” is used, as seen in the third entry. The keyword “NOID” indicates that the interface is OSPF-enabled but is not listed in the [edit routing-instances] section for a Juniper router

    Modified: 2016-11-08