VOSS ISIS-OSPF Lab 5 (Route Preference)

In some situations a router may advertise routes into ISIS from OSPF and overwrite routes which are in OSPF. One option is to increase the IP route preference of ISIS from default value 7 to 130 which is higher than OSPF routes making OSPF more favourable.

ip route preference protocol spbm-level1 130

Alternatively, if the platform allows, use ISIS accept policy to control what is learnt. Increasing the ip route preference is required with ERS 8000 as it does not support ISIS accept policies. It can also be useful to change the route preference during migrations and set back to default when required.

Also, when using IP shortcuts and redistribution of ISIS and OSPF it is recommended to disable ip alternative-routes.

no ip alternative-route


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