Cisco Support Community
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Community Member

Questions about EIGRP & summarization

Hi,

In our environment, we typically have a layer 3 switch running several vlans and 2 WAN routers with Internet T1 circuits. On these WAN routers, we make IPSec/GRE VPN tunnels back to our headquarters. Our environment runs EIGRP and is all one AS so the switches and routers in a site are neighbors and the VPN routers in the branch and headquarters are EIGRP neighbors.

We have very large routing tables because we are not summarizing and I was wondering the following.

1- Can I just advertise an EIGRP summary address on each VPN router tunnel interface? In the attached example, can I advertise a summary of 10.0.0.0/22 on each branch VPN router tunnel interface and a summary of 192.168.0.0/22 on the HQ VPN router tunnel interfaces? Someone once told me that this could not be done unless there was a direct cable connection between the VPN routers. I would think just being EIGRP neighbors would be enough, no?

2- For the branches, how would it be best to do stub routing? Would I configure that just on the Layer-3 switch in the branch or would I also do this on the VPN routers?

My end goal is to implement summarization and possibly stub routing to shrink my routing tables and improve performance.

Thanks in advance.

Pete

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Questions about EIGRP & summarization

Hello Pete,

1) you can summarize out an interface including a GRE interface: this modifies the set of updates sent to the EIGRP neighbor

It makes sense to summarize from core to branch.

on the branch towards the core you could summarize just up to what is in branch

You cannot have all the branches to advertise the same summary this would be a problem

2) EIGRP stub routing can be applied only to routers that haven't neighbors downstream so it can be applied to the L3 switch.

To move the stub routing to the VPN router you would need to use static routes to the L3 switch and to redistribute them in eigrp and declare the router eigrp stub connected static

Hope to help

Giuseppe

2 REPLIES
Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Questions about EIGRP & summarization

Hello Pete,

1) you can summarize out an interface including a GRE interface: this modifies the set of updates sent to the EIGRP neighbor

It makes sense to summarize from core to branch.

on the branch towards the core you could summarize just up to what is in branch

You cannot have all the branches to advertise the same summary this would be a problem

2) EIGRP stub routing can be applied only to routers that haven't neighbors downstream so it can be applied to the L3 switch.

To move the stub routing to the VPN router you would need to use static routes to the L3 switch and to redistribute them in eigrp and declare the router eigrp stub connected static

Hope to help

Giuseppe

Community Member

Re: Questions about EIGRP & summarization

Hi Guiseppe,

Thanks for the information. This is very helpful.

Regards

Pete

112
Views
0
Helpful
2
Replies
CreatePlease to create content