New Training: Advanced OSPF Configurations and Use Cases
In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson explores specific use cases for advanced OSPF deployments and how to configure them on Junos. Watch this new Juniper training.
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This training includes:
1 hour of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
Introducing Advanced OSPF Configurations
OSPF Area Types
Multi-Area Single Adjacency
Summarizing Advanced OSPF Configuration
A Quick Explanation of Areas in OSPF Networks
Using the OSPF (open shortest path first) IGP (interior gateway protocol) within a software-defined network can have many advantages. Though, there are still many advanced configuration options that network administrators need to understand. One of those configuration options is dividing the network into areas.
OSPF networks can be divided into multiple sub-domains. These sub-domains are called areas. An area is a logical collection, or grouping, of existing OSPF networks, routers, and links. These collection items share the same area identification.
One of the advantages of dividing an OSPF network into areas is reducing the link-state database. Elements within an area cannot view or understand the topology of the network outside of its defined area. This reduces the database size that each router must maintain for link-states. Likewise, each router must be synchronized and be the same. Network admins can configure route summarization and filtering between different areas, though.