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Incorrect Load Sharing in MPLS/TE


I set ip two TE to ease the traffic congestion in the direct links with the following path :

SH Network :

Tunnel 0 : HK-->SH load share factor:3

Tunnel 1: HK-->GZ-->BJ-->SH load share factor:1

However, after the tunnels are up, most of the traffic, about 900Kbps, loads on Tunnel 1 and only 200Kbps loads on Tunnel 0. I check the routing and the cef table and they all indicates correct load share ratio but the actual load sharing turns incorrect. Here is the router display:

hkibmcw2#sh ip route

Routing entry for

Known via "ospf 108", distance 110, metric 56, type inter area

Routing Descriptor Blocks:

* directly connected, via Tunnel0

Route metric is 56, traffic share count is 3

directly connected, via Tunnel1

Route metric is 56, traffic share count is 1

hkibmcw2#sh ip cef int, version 1934, per-destination sharing

0 packets, 0 bytes

tag information set

local tag: 75

via, Tunnel0, 0 dependencies

traffic share 3

next hop, Tunnel0

valid adjacency

tag rewrite with Tu0, point2point, tags imposed {}

via, Tunnel1, 0 dependencies

traffic share 1

next hop, Tunnel1

valid adjacency

tag rewrite with Tu1, point2point, tags imposed {97}

0 packets, 0 bytes switched through the prefix

tmstats: external 0 packets, 0 bytes

internal 0 packets, 0 bytes

Load distribution: 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 (refcount 1)

Does anyone encounter this kind of senarios ? What is the cause of the problem ? Is it a software bug ?

Best Regards

Raymond Lo


Re: Incorrect Load Sharing in MPLS/TE

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