Example: Adding Static Routes to a VRF

Consider the network structure shown in Figure 93. If no routing protocol—BGP or any other IGP—is running between the PE router and the CE router, you must use the ip route vrf command to add a static route in the customer's VRF for each prefix in that customer's site.

Each of these static routes must point to the link connecting the PE router to the CE router. Typically, you redistribute these static routes in the VRF's address family in BGP or use network commands to make those prefixes reachable from other CE routers in the same VPN.

Figure 93: Configuring Static Routes

Configuring Static Routes

In Figure 93, PE 2 has external BGP connections to CE 3 and CE 4. PE 1 has an EBGP connection to CE 2. However, no BGP (or IGP) connection exists between PE 1 and CE 1. The following example shows how to configure static routes on VRF A for both prefixes in CE 1.

host1(config)#virtual-router pe1 host1:pe1(config)#ip vrf vpnA host1:pe1(config-vrf)#ip route vrf vrfA host1:pe1(config-vrf)#ip route vrf vrfA

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