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ELRP implementation question

  • 29 September 2020
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Hello…

Is it o.k. if I only configure one specific vlan for ELRP implementation accros all my devices and just tag the ports to it (excluding the uplinks)? Is there like a “Best practice” document to implemented for loop protection?

Thanks

 


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Hi Karina,

 

The articles below may be helpful:

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Q_A/do-I-need-to-enable-ELRP-on-all-the-VLANs-where-physical-ports-are-identical

 

I would recommend adding the uplink ports to your elrp configuration but making sure they do not get disabled.  

configure elrp-client disable-port exclude <UPLINK PORTS>

Thanks,

Chris Thompson

Userlevel 4

Hello…

Is it o.k. if I only configure one specific vlan for ELRP implementation accros all my devices and just tag the ports to it (excluding the uplinks)?

 

I do it like this since a short time since this greatly reduces the multicast traffic in bigger environments. I would also tag the ELRP-VLAN to the Uplink, but don’t enable ELRP on this port.

On the aboive switch (Distribution/Core Switch) I would also create the same ELRP-VLAN, tag it to all ports (downlinks) and enable ELRP for this VLAN (but maybe without port-disable). That way you can detect loops that are patched across different switches.

Regards
Stefan

 

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