Setup OSPF on Force10 Switches


For this lab, I use a Force10 E1200 chassis [FTOS 8.3.1.1] and a Force10 S60 switch [FTOS 8.3.3.4]. The objective is to setup a simple OSPF network. Loopback addresses are used to setup test networks.

First, I log onto the E1200. As you see below, an error states that linecard 10 is down. The linecard will keep being power-cycled by the RPM (Route Processing Module) in an attempt to bring it up.

Force10 E1200 Linecard Error

Force10 E1200 Linecard Error



In this case I just power off the line card from the command line.
Force10 E1200 Power-off Linecard Command

Force10 E1200 Power-off Linecard Command



Once that is resolved, I setup a 1 Gigabit ethernet connection from “GigabitEthernet 7/0″ on the E1200 to “GigabitEthernet 0/1″ on the S60. I use the 10.0.1.0/30 network to create a point-to-point connection between the two routers, assigning the “GigabitEthernet 7/0″ on the E1200 the IP address of 10.0.1.2 /24 and “GigabitEthernet 0/1″ on the S60 the IP address of 10.0.1.1/24.
Force10 E1200

Force10 E1200



Force10 S60

Force10 S60



Next, I assign IP 11.0.0.1/32 to Loopback 200 on the E1200 chassis and IP 12.0.0.1/32 to Loopback 300 on the S60 switch.
Force10 E1200

Force10 E1200




Force10 S60

Force10 S60



Now I have all my interfaces setup, so, I setup OSPF as shown below.
Force10 E1200

Force10 E1200




Force10 S60

Force10 S60



It looks like I forgot to show this above, but you will also have to add the 10.0.1.0/30 network to each router when configuring OSPF. If you forgot to add it, you can simply add it on each router with the following commands (must be in config mode):

router ospf 1
network 10.0.1.0/30 area 0


Now, to test you can simply ping 12.0.0.1 from the E1200 and ping 11.0.0.1 from the S60. Pretty easy right? You’ll notice that the syntax for the Force10 FTOS is practically identical to that of Cisco IOS.

Twitt

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One Response to “Setup OSPF on Force10 Switches”

  1. [...] already setup the network and configured OSPF. If you need a brush-up on OSPF see my prior lab, Setup OSPF on Force10 Switches or OSPF Explained and Useful Troubleshooting Commands. Standard access list lab [...]

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