Cisco VRF Route leak

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May 25th, 2009
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I have 2 switches (Core sw, Access sw) which I have set up. VRF has been set up on the Core sw with Access switch connected to it. Now, I am trying to ping from the access switch to a network outside the VRF zone which the access switch is in. But it seems like it just won't work unless route leakage has been configured. I have done it, but it just wouldn't work for me. Following and attached contains my configuration. Would appreciate all the help. Thanks.


1. VRF "ClientA" set up on core switch

2. Gi1/0/2 ( was configured as part of VRF "ClientA"

3. Loopback1 interface on core switch has been configured with an IP of (Lo1)

4. An access switch has been configured - Gi1/0/14 (

5. Switch port of Gi1/0/2 is linked up to Gi1/0/14 via ethernet cable

Problem :

Unable to ping on access switch


What is the proper method to perform route leakage from the VRF zone "ClientA" to Global routing table

Switch configuration:

Core sw

ip classless

ip vrf clientA

rd 100:110

route-target export 100:110

route-target import 100:110

interface GigabitEthernet1/0/2


no switchport

ip vrf forwarding clientA

ip address


interface Loopback1

description LoopBack interface for ClientA VRF

ip address


interface GigabitEthernet1/0/3


no switchport

no ip address


ip route GigabitEthernet1/0/2

ip route vrf clientA Loopback1

Access switch

ip classless

interface GigabitEthernet1/0/14

description TestVRF1

no switchport

ip address


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Harold Ritter Tue, 05/26/2009 - 02:04
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Try adding a vrf static route on the access switch for with a next hop of


alanchia2000 Tue, 05/26/2009 - 18:03
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Thought the VRF static routes are only added to the core switch.

Anyway, what I tried on the access switch is :

ip route

Apparently, the above does not work. I tried to ping the loopback interface, but am still having issues.


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