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.



Description:

1. VRF "ClientA" set up on core switch

2. Gi1/0/2 (192.168.1.1/24) was configured as part of VRF "ClientA"

3. Loopback1 interface on core switch has been configured with an IP of 192.168.2.1/24 (Lo1)

4. An access switch has been configured - Gi1/0/14 (192.168.1.2/24).

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




Problem :

Unable to ping 192.168.2.1 on access switch


Question:

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

description 192.168.1.2

no switchport

ip vrf forwarding clientA

ip address 192.168.1.2 255.255.255.0

end


interface Loopback1

description LoopBack interface for ClientA VRF

ip address 192.168.2.1 255.255.255.0

end


interface GigabitEthernet1/0/3

description 192.168.2.1

no switchport

no ip address

end



ip route 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 GigabitEthernet1/0/2

ip route vrf clientA 192.168.2.0 255.255.255.0 Loopback1




Access switch


ip classless


interface GigabitEthernet1/0/14

description TestVRF1

no switchport

ip address 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0

end




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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 192.168.2.0/24 with a next hop of 192.168.1.2.


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alanchia2000 Tue, 05/26/2009 - 18:03
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Hi,


Thought the VRF static routes are only added to the core switch.


Anyway, what I tried on the access switch is :

ip route 192.168.2.0 255.255.255.0 192.168.1.2


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





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