I have three 3750 stacks, two at my production site in different buildings linked by fiber and one at our DR site.
Between the three stacks I have RIP v2 configured; we also have a few other sites connecting to our main site.
We replicate SAN data, VMware data, IBM iSeries data and a few others bits between servers in our main building at our production site and our DR site.
Obviously rip is pushing all of this data over the wan link between our main building and our DR site and our second link to our DR site is sitting there unused for the most part unless the primary link goes down.
This primary link is pretty maxed out so I am looking for some suggestions for how I can level up the bandwidth usage. As we are using rip and the two paths have unequal costs I know I can’t use rips built in load balancing.
Also times are tight and I have been told I can’t spend any money as much as I would love to be using eigrp ;-)
There is no traffic that flows HA/DR -> Main Building -> Coms Rack, there is LAN traffic between the main building and the comms rack. Currently the only time there is any WAN traffic in or out of the comms rack it is when the primary line fails.
I have not worked with Offset Lists before, I have just done a quick google and they sound promising can you explain a little further how you would see this working?
First you should try to find out the traffic patterns (traffic flow) in your network.
Site A: Network 1
Maybe the traffic always goes from Network 1 to Network 3 and from network 2 to network 4 or something like that.
You can easy just offset one of the network but the chances are great that you then introduce asymmetric routing in your network. This can be a problem for some application, so you should really consider this point.
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