EIGRP FD value calculation--URGENT

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Correct Answer by Giuseppe Larosa about 7 years 8 months ago

Hello Sourabh,


the issue here is your desire to understand the EIGRP metric.


Here are some notes about EIGRP way to calculate metrics


256 * (sum of delays in 10s of microseconds)


256 * (500 +2000+2000) = 1152000


256 * (4500)= 1152000




bw component is the inverse of the smallest BW in the path in kbps


256 * 10^7 / 1544 = 1658031


total = 2810031


not so different from 2809856 that appears in your routers.


Again FD is the best metric from the point of view of the local node (R4)


EIGRP metric is cumulative in delay but inverse proportional to the lowest BW in path so the fact that R1's loop0 has BW 8000000..... kbps has no effect in EIGRP metric calculation.


other point is that you need to divide by 10 the value you read of delay in the various sh interface because EIGRP uses tens of microseconds


Hope to help

Giuseppe



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paolo bevilacqua Sat, 09/19/2009 - 05:18
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Giuseppe Larosa Sat, 09/19/2009 - 12:18
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Hello Sourabh,


the issue here is your desire to understand the EIGRP metric.


Here are some notes about EIGRP way to calculate metrics


256 * (sum of delays in 10s of microseconds)


256 * (500 +2000+2000) = 1152000


256 * (4500)= 1152000




bw component is the inverse of the smallest BW in the path in kbps


256 * 10^7 / 1544 = 1658031


total = 2810031


not so different from 2809856 that appears in your routers.


Again FD is the best metric from the point of view of the local node (R4)


EIGRP metric is cumulative in delay but inverse proportional to the lowest BW in path so the fact that R1's loop0 has BW 8000000..... kbps has no effect in EIGRP metric calculation.


other point is that you need to divide by 10 the value you read of delay in the various sh interface because EIGRP uses tens of microseconds


Hope to help

Giuseppe



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