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

Static IP routing move to EIGRP

My company is looking to move from a strictly static ip routing config to EIGRP. We are using 4000 and 4500 series L3 switches running Cisco IOS

instead of CAT IOS. I understand how to enable EIGRP but am not sure of how the static routes will be affected when EIGRP is enabled. We do not want to redistribute EIGRP out to the WAN and just want to keep EIGRP internally on our LAN.

1 REPLY
Purple

Re: Static IP routing move to EIGRP

Hi,

Cisco uses a concept called administrative distance (ADs) to determine which source of routes is more reliable, with lower ADs being preffered.

Static routes have an AD of 1, while EIGRP routes can have ADs of 5, 90 or 170, depending on the type of route it is. That means that EIGRP routes can never displace static routes.

So you can successful use both EIGRP and static routes within your network.

Hope that helps - pls rate the post if it does.

Parsesh.

108
Views
4
Helpful
1
Replies
CreatePlease to create content