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  • 1.  IP Monitoring

    Posted 01-31-2017 19:17
    I am fairly new to Extreme and Exos. I was wondering how I would poll an IP address from an Extreme switch and remove a static route from the routing table should that poll fail.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  • 2.  RE: IP Monitoring

    Posted 01-31-2017 22:21
    You might consider looking into iproute ping protection, a feature introduced in 16.2. The description is in the 16.2.2 release notes.

    Here are the commands.
    configure iproute add [default | ipv4_or_ipv6_network ] gateway

    {protection [bfd | ping |none ]}

    configure iproute {ipv4 | ipv6 } protection ping interval seconds miss


    enable iproute {ipv4 | ipv6 } protection ping

    disable iproute {ipv4 | ipv6 } protection ping

    show iproute {ipv4 | ipv6 } protection ping {v4_or_v6_gateway } {vr vr_name }

    {detail }

  • 3.  RE: IP Monitoring

    Posted 12-17-2017 04:34
    Except it’s broken on the x690’s running 22.3. Gtac said it should be fixed in 22.5, around April. Was in a situation this evening where this would have worked wonders. Need to use this to switch to a backup connection to another site if the primary fails. Tried OSPF on the primary link , and static on the backup... but the backup always took precidence because of being a static route. Sure you could change the ospf precidence, but it requires a switch reboot, and it applies to all routes when I just want to apply it to two routes. In the end I had to hand off to a cisco 3750 switch doing IP sLA. Not optimal, but without OSPF on the providers backup router, can’t cost it out between that link and a point to point wireless (primary) link.

  • 4.  RE: IP Monitoring

    Posted 02-27-2018 16:54
    Hi guys,

    Does this protection ping only work for next hop? Is there a way to ping for example through one route, and if that fails go to the next one down?

    Thanks in advanced


  • 5.  RE: IP Monitoring

    Posted 01-07-2019 16:25
    We are not using ping protection anymore. We are using OSPF and how do I remove it from the config file?

    sh configuration | i iproute
    configure iproute ipv4 protection ping interval 30 miss 3

    If I do disable iproute ipv4 protection ping then sh configuration | i iproute, it shows that line and the interval line. How do I clean this up from the config?
    sh configuration | i iproute
    disable iproute ipv4 protection ping
    configure iproute ipv4 protection ping interval 30 miss 3