In this post, we are going to add some redundancy to our Edge by adding another one and we will also configure ECMP (Equal Cost Multi Pathing). Let’s go.
I have started by deploying another Edge
Now let’s add it to our Edge cluster. Navigate to Edge Clusters > Edit > Add the newly added Edge
All Edges are now showing as part of the edge cluster
Now let’s connect our Tier 0 Router to our newly created Edge. Select the Tier 0 Router > Router Ports > Add
That should take care of our Edge HA setup. Let’s move on to ECMP.
I will start by adding an Active/Active Tier 0 Router
Then let’s add the relevant ports
Configure BGP on your Tier 0 Router so it’s able to communicate upstream and enabled ECMP, click Save.
Add our neighbor router
Don’t forget to enable IPV4 Unicast. Click save.
Time to enable Route Redistribution
Last thing to do is to to connect our Tier 1 router to our Tier 0 router
We can see that we are able to ping from the outside
Both our Edges are showing as active.
Let’s shutdown one of our Edges which will send it to an unknown state
We are still able to ping!
I hope this post was helpful. Thank you for reading.
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My name is Amine El Badaoui and I currently live in Aylesbury, a small town in the south east of England
I have been working in the IT industry for few years now and specialise in VMware virtualisation, data centre infrastructure and cloud technologies. Over the years I have obtained numerous industry certifications from Microsoft, Netapp and VMware.I currently work as a VMware Product Engineer @ https://www.rackspace.com/
This blog represents my random technical notes and thoughts. The thoughts expressed here do not reflect my current employer in anyway.