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Monitoring OSPF Routing Information

To view OSPF routing information, select Monitor>Routing>OSPF Information, or enter the following CLI commands:

Table 14 summarizes key output fields in the OSPF routing display.

Table 14: Summary of Key OSPF Routing Output Fields

Field

Values

Additional Information

OSPF Neighbors

Address

Address of the neighbor.

 

Interface

Interface through which the neighbor is reachable.

 

State

State of the neighbor: Attempt, Down, Exchange, ExStart, Full, Init, Loading, or 2way.

Generally, only the Down state, indicating a failed OSPF adjacency, and the Full state, indicating a functional adjacency, are maintained for more than a few seconds. The other states are transitional states that a neighbor is in only briefly while an OSPF adjacency is being established.

ID

Router ID of the neighbor.

 

Priority

Priority of the neighbor to become the designated router.

 

Dead

Number of seconds until the neighbor becomes unreachable.

 
OSPF Interfaces  

Interface

Name of the interface running OSPF.

 

State

State of the interface: BDR, Down, DR, DRother, Loop, PtToPt, or Waiting.

The Down state, indicating that the interface is not functioning, and PtToPt state, indicating that a point-to-point connection has been established, are the most common states.

Area

Number of the area that the interface is in.

 

DR ID

Address of the area's designated router.

 

BDR ID

Address of the area's backup designated router.

 

Nbrs

Number of neighbors on this interface.

 
OSPF Statistics  

Packet Type

Type of OSPF packet.

 

Total Sent/Total Received

Total number of packets sent and received.

 

Last 5 seconds Sent/Last 5 seconds Received

Total number of packets sent and received in the last 5 seconds.

 

Receive errors

Number and type of receive errors.

 

For more information about the J-Web Monitor task, see Monitor Tasks.


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