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Add an OSPF

You are here: Configure > Network > Routing > OSPF.

Procedure

To add an OSPF routing:

  1. Click the add icon (+) on the upper right side of the OSPF page.

    The Create OSPF page appears.

  2. Complete the configuration according to the guidelines provided in Table 144.
  3. Click OK to save the changes. If you want to discard your changes, click Cancel instead.

    If you click OK, a new OSPF routing is added with the provided configuration.

Table 144: Fields on the Add an OSPF Page

Field

Action

Basic Settings

Routing Instance

Select the routing instance from the list or create a new routing instance inline.

Note: This option is not available for tenant users.

Procedure

To add a new routing instance inline:

  1. Click Add.

    The Create Routing Instance page appears.

  2. Enter the following details:
    • General Settings

      • Name—Enter a unique name for the routing instance that contains a corresponding IP unicast table; no special characters are allowed and the keyword default cannot be used.

      • Description—Enter a description for the routing instance. We recommend that you enter a maximum of 255 characters.

      • Instance Type—Select a type of routing instance from the list:

        • Virtual Router—Used for non-VPN related applications.

        • VPLS—This instance is applicable only for root or super admin. This option will not be applicable for LSYS admin. Interfaces with Encapsulation Ethernet-VPLS will be listed when VPLS instance type is selected.

    • Interfaces—Select one or more interfaces to associate with the routing instance from the Available column and move it to the Selected column using arrow.

      To search for specific interface, click the search icon and enter partial text or full text of the keyword in the search bar.

  3. Click OK to save changes.
Routing Options

Router ID

Enter the ID of the routing device.

Traffic Engineering

Note: This option is not available for OSPFv3.

Enable this option if you want the traffic to be managed or engineered.

Area Details

Area Id

Specifies the uniquely identified area within its AS.

Type a 32-bit numeric identifier for the area.

Type an integer or select and edit the value.

If you enter an integer, the value is converted to a 32-bit equivalent. For example, if you enter 3, the value assigned to the area is 0.0.0.3.

Area Range

Displays a range of IP addresses for the summary link state advertisements (LSAs) to be sent within an area.

Select an option:

  1. To add an area range form:

    1. Click +.

      The Create Area Range form page appears.

    2. Enter the following details:

      • Area Range—Enter the area range address.

        Note: For OSPF, enter an IPv4 address and for OSPFv3 enter an IPv6 address.

      • Subnet mask—Enter the subnet mask area address.

        Note: This option is available only for IPv4 address.

      • Override metric—Select a value to override the metric for the IP address range.

        Range: 1025 through 65534.

    3. Select Restrict Advertisements of this area range to specify that the routes contained within a summary must not be displayed.

    4. Select Enforce exact match for advertisements of this area range to specify that the summary of a route must be advertised only when an exact match is made within the configured summary range.

    5. Click OK.

  2. To edit the selected are range:

    1. Select the existing area range.

    2. Click the pencil icon to edit the selected area range.

      The Edit Area Range form page appears with editable fields.

    3. Click OK to save the changes.

  3. To delete an area range:

    1. Select the area range that you want to delete.

    2. Click the delete icon.

      A confirmation message appears.

    3. Click Yes to delete the selected area range.

Version

Select the version of the OSPF:

  • ospf—Enables OSPF routing on the routing device.

  • ospf3—Enables OSPFv3 routing on the routing device.

Area Type

Note: This option is not applicable for area zero.

Specifies the type of OSPF area.

Select an option from the list:

  • None—A regular OSPF area, including the backbone area.

  • stub—A stub area.

  • nssa—A not-so-stubby area (NSSA).

No Summaries (Totally Stubby area)

Note: This option is applicable for non-zero area and it is not applicable for area zero.

Enable or disable the summaries.

Note: This option can be configured when area-type is nssa or stub.

Virtual Link

Note: This option is applicable for area zero and it is not applicable for non-zero area.

Select whether you want the virtual link to be established. If you select virtual link to be created, then enter the Neighbor ID and Transit area. Transit area is the area that has virtual link connecting two or more ABRs attached to this area.

Interface Details

Select Interface

Select one or more interfaces to associate with the routing instance from the Available column and move it to the Selected column using arrow.

Interface type

Specifies the interfaces to be associated with the OSPF configuration.

Select an option from the list:

  • None—No interface.

  • nbma—Non broadcast multiaccess (NBMA) interface.

    Note: This option is not available for OSPFv3.

  • p2mp—Point-to-multipoint interface.

  • p2p—Point-to-point interface.

  • p2mp-over-lan—Point-to-multipoint over LAN mode.

    Note: This option is not available for OSPF.

Interface Metric

Type the metric that you want for measuring the interface.

Passive mode

Enable this option for the passive mode.

Note: You can enable this option only if Secondary option is disabled and vice-versa.

Advanced

Bidirectional Forward Detection

Enable this option for the bidirectional forward detection (BFD) protocol version that you want to detect.

If you enable, enter the following details:

  • BFD Version—Select the bidirectional forward detection version form the list:

    • None—No BFD version is used.

    • automatic—Autodetects the BFD protocol version.

    • BFD Version 0—Uses BFD protocol version 0.

    • BFD Version 1—Uses BFD protocol version 1.

  • Minimum Interval—Enter the minimum interval value for BFD in milliseconds. Range: 1 through 255,000.

  • Minimum Receive Interval—Enter the minimum receive interval value. Range: 1 through 255,000.

IPSec security association

Select a number of one of the security associations from the list.

By default, no security keys are configured.

Note: You can configure this option only if Secondary option is disabled and vice-versa.

Link protection

Enable this option. Creates a backup loop-free alternate path to the primary next hop for all destination routes that traverse the protected interface.

Note: You can either enable Link protection or Node Link protection at a time. For example, if you enable Link protection, then Node Link protection is automatically disabled.

Node Link protection

Enable this option. Creates an alternate loop-free path to the primary next hop for all destination routes that traverse a protected interface.

Note: You can either enable Link protection or Node Link protection at a time. For example, if you enable Link protection, then Node Link protection is automatically disabled.

Secondary

Enable this option. Specifies an interface to belong to another OSPF area.

Note: You can enable this option only if Passive Mode is disabled and IPSec security association is not configured and vice-versa.

Authentication

Note: This option is not available for OSPFv3.

Select an authentication key (password) from the list:

  • None

  • md5

  • simplepassword

MD5 Authentication Key

Note: This option is not available for OSPFv3.

Specifies an MD5 authentication key (password).

Click + and enter the following details:

  • MD5 ID—MD5 key identifier. Range: 0 through 255.

  • Key—One or more MD5 key strings.

    The MD5 key values can be from 1 through 16 characters long. Characters can include ASCII strings. If you include spaces, enclose all characters in quotation marks (“ ”).

  • Start Time—MD5 start time.

Then, click tick mark to save the changes.

Simple Password

Note: This option is not available for OSPFv3.

Enter a a simple authentication key (password).

Advanced Settings
Policy

Note: This option is not available for tenant users.

Import Policy

Specifies one or more policies to control which routes learned from an area are used to generate summary link-state advertisements (LSAs) into other areas.

Click one of the following options:

  • +—Adds an import policy.

  • Move up—Moves the selected policy up the list of policies.

  • Move down—Moves the selected policy up the list of policies down.

  • X—Removes the import policy.

Export Policy

Specifies one or more policies to control which summary LSAs are flooded into an area.

Click one of the following options:

  • +—Adds an import policy.

  • Move up—Moves the selected policy up the list of policies.

  • Move down—Moves the selected policy up the list of policies down.

  • X—Removes the import policy.

Trace Options

File Name

Enter the name of the file to receive the output of the trace operation.

Number of files

Enter the maximum number of trace files.

File Size

Enter the maximum size for each trace file.

World Readable

Enable this option to allow any user to read the file.

Disable this option to prevent all users from reading the file.

Flags

Specifies the trace operation to be performed.

Select one or more flags in the Available column and move them to the Selected column using the right arrow.

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