Set the IGP Routing Method
- To change the current IGP routing method , select the Applications>Options>Design, Path Placement options pane. For the Routing Method, the following IGPs can be selected: OSPF, IGRP, EIGRP, and ISIS. To select RIP, use the Constant Distance routing method. Upon changing a routing method, the routing metrics for that routing method will be displayed on the map. (The exception to the rule is if the user hard-coded a metric for each link regardless of the protocol.)
- The Max Hop parameter can also be configured from this window to indicate any hop limits for the selected protocol.
- Note also the item for “MPLS-Enabled Mode.”
If “All Links Enabled” is selected, the program will allow
LSP tunnels to be routed on any link. If “User-Specified Per
Link” is selected, the program will only allow LSP tunnels to
be routed on a link on which MPLS-TE (MPLS traffic engineering) is
For more information about the other Path Placement options, see the Application Menu chapter in the NorthStar Planner User Interface Guide.