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Configure VRF on 6500 using OSPF only

Is it possible to create a VRF using only OSPF as the routing protocol on a private network?  I've only been successful using BGP and redistributing OSPF.  I've inherited a network that had BGP configured for Public routes, but has since been dismantled, yet BGP is still being used to redistribute OSPF routes on our private network.  I would like to move away from BGP and use OSPF only.  Thus the reason for my initial question.





  • LAN Switching and Routing

Hey Chris,I am not able to

Hey Chris,

I am not able to fully understand your question however I might know what you are looking for, so have a look on this link:

Otherwise, please let us know more.




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That could be what I am

That could be what I am looking for.  Let me test and get back to you.  I just wanted to confirm that BGP was not required for VRF configuration/operation on Cisco 6500s.

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FYI - I was able to get this

FYI - I was able to get this working with the solution described in the this article:


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I have read the article you

I have read the article you linked above and performed some testing.  I have done some further research, and must clarify that the VRF I configured is not utilizing an ISP link.  This VRF is all internal on CE routers, no PE routers, so all my connections for the VRF are internal CE-CE. 

I still cannot get the VRF to populate the routing table with the OSPF routes on interfaces I have configured for the VRF.  If i configure BGP to redistribute the routes, then the routing table populates fine.  However I do not want to use BGP.


Please advise.

Hey,I need some more


I need some more information on it:

1. Are you saying that OSPF routes from VRF are not populating the global routing table after redistribution or,

2. You are unable to see the routes with in VRF?



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I am unable to see the ospf

I am unable to see the ospf routes in the VRF routing table. Thx

Provide the 'show run' from

Provide the 'show run' from the router.

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After additional research, it

After additional research, it looks like I need to configure VRF-lite.  Please advise.

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Here is the show run vrf for