In this video, Russ takes you through how EIGRP load balancing works. Learn how to deploy EIGRP load balancing over equal or unequal paths in an EIGRP environment.
- [Instructor] One of the best features of EIGRP…is its ability to load balance across equal…and unequal paths.…Now let's take a look at how this works…and how we can configure this feature.…So EIGRP has the ability to load balance…over multiple lengths.…This can be done over an equal metric path or unequal path.…Now when we use the unequal lengths,…the traffic will automatically be balanced by ratio.…If a link is twice as fast as another by metric calculation,…it will receive twice the traffic…in this unequal path load balancing scenario.…
Now in order to qualify as a load balancing link,…the link itself must qualify as a feasible successor first.…This is to even be considered in the load balancing process.…You also must set the number of maximum paths…we are going to use when load balancing with EIGRP.…So by default, equal path load balancing is on…and can support up to four paths.…This can be set by using the maximum paths command…at the routing configuration mode for EIGRP.…
Now setting the path to one disables load balancing…
- Static routing
- Dynamic routing
- Interior vs. exterior routing protocols
- InterVLAN routing
- OSPF routing
- EIGRP routing
- Other routing protocols
Skill Level Intermediate
Cisco ICND2 Cert Prep: Switchingwith Russell Long2h 20m Intermediate
Cisco ICND2 Cert Prep: Infrastructure Serviceswith Russell Long2h 8m Intermediate
2. InterVLAN Routing
5. Other Protocols
RIP, BGP, and MPLS6m 57s
Next steps2m 33s
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.