Enabling OSPF (NSM Procedure)

To enable OSPF on a security device, you must first create an OSPF instance on a virtual router, and then enable OSPF on individual interfaces.

To create and OSPF instance in a virtual router:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices. Double-click the device object to open the device configuration.
  2. In the device navigation tree, select Network > Virtual Router and double-click the virtual router for which you want to configure OSPF.
  3. In the virtual router navigation tree, select Dynamic Routing Protocol, and then select Configured OSPF Instance. The OSPF settings appear in the router navigation tree.
  4. Select OSPF > Parameters, and then select Enable OSPF. If desired, configure additional global and security settings, as detailed in Global OSPF Settings Overview.
  5. Click OK to save your changes to the virtual router.

To enable OSPF on an interface:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices. Double-click the device object to open the device configuration.
  2. In the device navigation tree, select Network > Interface and double-click the interface for which you want to configure OSPF.
  3. In the interface navigation tree, select Protocol and select the OSPF tab.
  4. Select Enable OSPF. If desired, configure additional interface and security settings, as detailed in Configuring OSPF Interface Parameters Overview.
  5. Click OK to save your changes to the interface.

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