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Re: Load Balancing Multiple DS3s (outgoing) on a 7500
Patrick, I suspect that each FE goes to a different AS... On 3/12/04 7:27 PM, "Patrick W.Gilmore" <email@example.com> wrote: > > On Mar 12, 2004, at 10:39 PM, Drew Weaver wrote: > >> Does anyone know of an article, or documentation regarding >> load balancing the traffic on 3 or more FastEthernet interfaces on the >> outgoing direction? Right now we're running BGP internally, and the >> routes that are being chosen based upon the final BGP decision step or >> what I like to call the 'IP address tie breaker' which is not always >> optimal. We have a cisco 7500 that is connected to 4 other Cisco 7500s >> which each have 45Mbps ds3s to the Internet, we would like to load >> balance the outgoing traffic across all 4 of these 7500s, can anyone >> shine any advice my way? I noticed that there are instructions on >> Cisco's site regarding doing LB on 12000s. > > Load balancing with BGP is the same on any cisco router. > > Are you doing BGP with the routers on the other side of those DS3s? If > you are, you will need their help in load balancing properly. Get them > to allow you peering with a loopback interface and use equal cost > static routes to do the load balancing to that loopback interface.