Redundant routing/switching question

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Jun 6th, 2007

Hello experts,

The routing table of E3 shows the two routes to the network,

via and

When I disconnect the link between THCC_1 and Test_1, the routing table on

E3 updates to show just the one route via, but I lose the ability to ping or traceroute from E3 to Test_1.

Test_2 pings and traces fine.

Is this a routing or spanning tree issue?

(or maybe there's a better way to do this redundancy?)

My diagram attached. All devices are 3560's.

Thanks much, Ric

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anandramapathy Wed, 06/06/2007 - 07:26

What is the output When you do a

show ip route

on the Test_1 when the Link between THCC_1 & Test_1 is down.

Is there any reason that Test_1 is not runnign EIGRP

anandramapathy Wed, 06/06/2007 - 07:40

IF you do not want to run EIGRP on Test_1, then you have to put 2 static default Routes on it with different metrics - one pointing to &

Then the return packets will flow back to E3 & you will be able to ping to Test_1 from E1

The same will be the case for Test_2

With regard to your design.

what are you connecting on various switches ?

ricschaaf Wed, 06/06/2007 - 07:59


I've turned on EIGRP on both Test_1 and Test_2.

It re-routes fine when I disconnect either (THCC_1 to Test_1) link or (THCC_2 to Test_2) link.

But now the problem is when I disconnect the link between Test_1 and Test_2, I lose connection to Test_2 because E3 thinks the route to it is still via THCC_1 and Test_1.

Test_1 and Test_2 will have client computers

connected to them. If I have one DHCP scope

for the network, what should the router be set to? Test_1 or Test_2?


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