OSPF Configuration Page Options

  1. Select Configure>Routing>OSPF.

    The OSPF configuration page appears. Table 127 explains the contents of this page.

  2. Click one:
    • Add—Adds a new or duplicate OSPF configuration. Enter information as specified in Table 128.
    • Edit—Edits the selected OSPF configuration.
    • Delete—Deletes the selected OSPF configuration.
    • Global Settings—Defines general specifications for the OSPF configuration. Enter information as specified in Table 129.
  3. Click one:
    • OK—Saves the configuration and returns to the main configuration page.
    • Commit Options>Commit—Commits the configuration and returns to the main configuration page.
    • Cancel—Cancels your entries and returns to the main configuration page.

Table 127: OSPF Configuration Page

Field

Function

Area ID

Displays the area ID selected.

Area Type

Displays the area type selected.

Member Interface

Displays the member interface selected.

Import Policy

Displays the import policy selected.

Export Policy

Displays the export policy selected.

Table 128: Add OSPF Configuration Details

Field FunctionAction
General

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 Ranges

Displays the area range created.

Click Add to enter area range details.

Area Range

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

  • Add—Adds the selected area range.
  • Edit—Edits the selected area range.
  • Delete—Deletes the selected area range.

Select an option.

Add Area Range

Area Range

Specifies the area range address.

Enter the area range address.

Subnet Mask

Specifies the subnet mask address.

Enter the subnet mask area address.

Override metric

Specifies the option to override the metric for the IP address range.

Enter a metric value.

Restrict advertisements of this area range

Specifies that the routes contained within a summary must not be displayed.

Select the check box.

Enforce exact match for advertisement of this area range

Specifies that the summary of a route must be advertised only when an exact match is made within the configured summary range

Select the check box.

Area Type

Specifies the type of OSPF area.

  • stub—A stub area.
  • regular—A regular OSPF area, including the backbone area.
  • nssa— A not-so-stubby area (NSSA).

Select an options.

NSSA Area Options

Metric Type

Specifies the NSSA area metric type.

Enter a metric value.

Default Metric

Specifies the default metric value for NSSA option.

Enter a metric value.

Flood summay LSAs

Specifies the option to flood summary LSAs into the stub area.

Select the check box.

Flood Type-7 LSAs

Specifies the option to flood Type-7 LSAs into the NSSA area.

Select the check box.

Interfaces

Interfaces

Specifies the interfaces to be associated with the OSPF configuration.

Select the interface(s) to associate with the area. Click Edit to edit one or more interface settings.

Note: Only logical interfaces for OSPF are displayed.

Policies

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. The options available are:

  • Add—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.
  • Remove— Removes the import policy.

Select an option.

Export Policy

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

  • Add—Adds an export policy.
  • Move up—Moves the selected policy up the list of policies.
  • Move down—Moves the selected policy up the list of policies down.
  • Remove— Removes the export policy.

Select an option.

Table 129: Edit OSPF Global Settings

FieldFunctionYour Action
General tab

Router Id

Specifies the ID for the routing device.

Enter the ID for the router.

RIB Group

Installs the routes learned from OSPF routing instances into routing tables in the OSPF routing table group.

Select a value.

Internal Route Preference

Specifies the route preference for internal groups.

Enter the internal route preference. By default, internal OSPF routes have a preference value of 10.

External Route Preference

Specifies the route preference for external groups.

Enter the external route preference. By Default external OSPF routes have a preference value of 150

Graceful Restart

Notify Duration

Specifies the estimated time to send purged grace LSAs over all the interfaces.

Enter the duration.

Restart Duration

Specifies the estimated time to restart a full OSPF neighbor from each area.

Enter the duration.

No Strict LSA Checking

Specifies that no LSA checking is required.

Select the check box.

Graceful restart Helper Capability

Specifies graceful restart helper capability.

Select the check box. Helper mode is enabled by default.

SPF Options

Delay Time

Specifies the delay period to wait to run the SPF algorithm after a network topology change is detected, the maximum number of times the SPF algorithm can run in succession.

Enter the delay time.

Hold down Time

Specifies, the time interval to hold down, or wai,t before a subsequent SPF algorithm runs after the SPF algorithm has run the configured maximum number of times in succession.

Enter the hold down time.

Rapid Runs

Specifies the maximum number of times the SPF algorithm can run in succession. After the maximum is reached, the hold down interval begins.

Enter the maximum number of rapid runs.

Policies tab

Import Policy

Specifies one or more policies to use to control which routes learned from an area are used to generate summary link-state advertisements LSAs into other areas. The options available are:

  • Add—Adds an import policy.
  • Move up—Moves the selected policy up the list of policies.
  • Move down—Moves the selected policy down the list of policies.
  • Remove— Removes an export policy.

Select an option.

Export Policy

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

  • Add—Adds an export policy.
  • Move up—Move the selected policy up the list of policies.
  • Move down—Move the selected policy down the list of policies.
  • Remove—Removes an export policy.

Select an option.

Trace Options tab

File Name

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

Enter the filename.

Number of Files

Specifies the maximum number of trace files.

Enter the filename.

File Size

Specifies the maximum size for each trace file.

Enter the file size.

World Readable

Specifies whether the trace file can be read by any user or not. The options available are:

  • True—Allows any user to read the file.
  • False up—Prevents all users from reading the file.

Select an option.

Flags

Available Flags

Specifies the available trace operation to be performed.

Configured Flags

Specifies the configured trace operation to be performed.

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