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Internet Load Balancing and Failover

Dear All,

I have to implement a senerio in my office. the points below explain the requirment.

1. We have two ISPs, each link is 3Mbps

2. We have one Internet router with four Fastethernet Ports

3. We have to connect links from both the ISPs and use both the links for load balancing and failover.

4. attached is the ppt, which could explain in more detail.

Please help with the concept and configuration.

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Re: Internet Load Balancing and Failover

Here's a helpful link. Check out the rest of the site as well, it's full of great information.

http://wiki.nil.com/Video:Small_site_using_BGP_on_two_uplinks_into_an_MPLS_VPN_network

Hope it helps.

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Re: Internet Load Balancing and Failover

Hi MSU,

Will you be running a routing protocol with the ISP or using static routes.

static load balancing, you can configure traffic load balancing on a per-packet basis without using a dynamic routing protocol.

Most routers will perform load balancing automatically if several equal cost paths to a destination exist on multiple interfaces.

Cisco routers perform load balancing on a per-destination, per-source-destination and per-packet basis. Load can be balanced across up to six equal cost paths.

ip route x.x.x.x y.y.y.y e0

If you are using a routing protocol please let me know which protocol are you using.

Chao

Vishwa

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Re: Internet Load Balancing and Failover

Dear Chao,

I will use static routing.

Please let me know the configuration for this.

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Re: Internet Load Balancing and Failover

for what you are saying your routes will look like this:

ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 FastEthernet0/0

ip route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 FastEthernet0/1

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Re: Internet Load Balancing and Failover

right, even though outgoing traffic is load balanced there is no way to guarantee return traffic is doing the same.

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Re: Internet Load Balancing and Failover

Hi Chink,

Good point raised here ,but this is what i think will happen.

If the packet will go to internet using ISP 1 public ip it will not come back through ISP 2 path but only ISP 1 path and viceversa,since different ISP.

So packet transferred through ISP1 will come back through the same link.

The only difference will be the delay provided the ISP to access internet.

This is what my understanding is.

Chao

Vishwa

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Re: Internet Load Balancing and Failover

hi,

let me know what type of link you are getting from service provider.

1.copper link (serial termination)

or

2. Fiber link (Ethernet delivery)

if its fiber Ethernet delivery, you need to add few more command in order to achieve automatic failover

bcoz ethernet interface will never put down its carrier signal.

Regards,

Hariharan k

New Member

Re: Internet Load Balancing and Failover

Dear,

One is wireless link and the otherone is fiber link, both the links will be connected to the ethernet ports of the router.

New Member

Re: Internet Load Balancing and Failover

HI,

here is the sample configuration for you.

Hope this will help you

IP sla monitor 1

type echo protocol ipIcmpEcho your_first_test_ip source-ipaddr your_source_ip

timeout 2000

threshold 2000

frequency 3

IP sla monitor schedule 1 life forever start-time now

track 100 rtr 1 reachability

delay down 10 up 20

IP sla monitor 2

type echo protocol ipIcmpEcho your_second_test_ip source-ipaddr your_source_ip

timeout 2000

threshold 2000

frequency 3

IP sla monitor schedule 2 life forever start-time now

track 200 rtr 1 reachability

delay down 10 up 20

IP route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 x.x.x.x track 100

IP route 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 x.x.x.x track 200

if you are using Nating

ip nat inside source route-map ISPA interface FastEthernet0/1 overload

ip nat inside source route-map ISPB interface FastEthernet0/0 overload

access-list 110 permit ip 192.168.6.0 0.0.0.255 any

route-map ISPA permit 10

match ip address 110

match interface FastEthernet0/1

!

route-map ISPB permit 10

match ip address 110

match interface FastEthernet0/0

Regards,

Hariharan k

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Re: Internet Load Balancing and Failover

Thanks Dear, I will try this configuration and will reply you back

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