eigrp timers on a lan

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Apr 22nd, 2009
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Hi all, when configuring my lan for high avaialibility, when using eigrp, is the standard 5 and 15 timers ok, or should I tweak them down? is this a global timer or set on each interface ?

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Giuseppe Larosa Wed, 04/22/2009 - 03:40
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Hello Carl,

it is interface specific.

p hello-interval eigrp 10 ?

<1-65535> Seconds between hello transmissions

IP Fast Convergence using BFD can provide the best results.

However, standard timers are enough for most scenarios

Hope to help


davy.timmermans Wed, 04/22/2009 - 03:50
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I want to add the following to the explanation of Guiseppe:

Note that if you change the hello interval, the hold time is not automatically adjusted to account for this change - you must manually adjust the hold time to reflect the configured hello interval

ip hold-time eigrp x

carl_townshend Wed, 04/22/2009 - 07:53
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What should I so for my lan, should I leave the standard settings ?

would it take 15 seconds to reconverge then using standard settings ?


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