IP Routing: OSPF Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS Release 15S
OSPFv3 Max-Metric Router LSA
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OSPFv3 Max-Metric Router LSA

OSPFv3 Max-Metric Router LSA

The Open Shortest Path First version 3 (OSPFv3) max-metric router link-state advertisement (LSA) feature enables OSPFv3 to advertise its locally generated router LSAs with a maximum metric. The feature allows OSPFv3 processes to converge but not attract transit traffic through the device if there are better alternate paths.

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Information About OSPFv3 Max-Metric Router LSA

OSPFv3 Max-Metric Router LSA

The OSPFv3 max-metric router LSA feature enables OSPFv3 to advertise its locally generated router LSAs with a maximum metric. The feature allows OSPFv3 processes to converge but not attract transit traffic through the device if there are better alternate paths. After a specified timeout or a notification from Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), OSPFv3 advertises the LSAs with normal metrics.

The max-metric LSA control places the OSPFv3 router into the stub router role using its LSA advertisement. A stub router only forwards packets destined to go to its directly connected links. In OSPFv3 networks, a device could become a stub router by advertising large metrics for its connected links, so that the cost of a path through this device becomes larger than that of an alternative path. OSPFv3 stub router advertisement allows a device to advertise the infinity metric (0xFFFF) for its connected links in router LSAs and advertise the normal interface cost if the link is a stub network.

How to Configure OSPFv3 Max-Metric Router LSA

Configuring the OSPFv3 Max-Metric Router LSA

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    router ospfv3 process-id

    4.    address-family ipv6 unicast

    5.    max-metric router-lsa [external-lsa [max-metric-value]] [include-stub] [inter-area-lsas [max-metric-value]] [on-startup {seconds | wait-for-bgp}] [prefix-lsa] [stub-prefix-lsa [max-metric-value]] [summary-lsa [max-metric-value]]

    6.    end

    7.    show ospfv3 [process-id] max-metric


DETAILED STEPS
     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1 enable


    Example:
    Device> enable
     

    Enables privileged EXEC mode.

    • Enter your password if prompted.
     
    Step 2 configure terminal


    Example:
    Device# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 3 router ospfv3 process-id


    Example:
    Device(config)# router ospfv3 1 
     

    Enables OSPFv3 router configuration mode.

     
    Step 4address-family ipv6 unicast


    Example:
    Device(config)# address-family ipv6 unicast
     

    Configures an instance of the OSPFv3 process in the IPv6 address family.

     
    Step 5 max-metric router-lsa [external-lsa [max-metric-value]] [include-stub] [inter-area-lsas [max-metric-value]] [on-startup {seconds | wait-for-bgp}] [prefix-lsa] [stub-prefix-lsa [max-metric-value]] [summary-lsa [max-metric-value]]


    Example:
    Device(config-router-af)# max-metric router-lsa on-startup wait-for-bgp
     

    Configures a device that is running the OSPFv3 protocol to advertise a maximum metric so that other devices do not prefer the device as an intermediate hop in their SPF calculations.

     
    Step 6 end


    Example:
    Device(config-router-af)# end
     

    Exits address family configuration mode and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

     
    Step 7 show ospfv3 [process-id] max-metric


    Example:
    Device# show ospfv3 1 max-metric
     

    Displays OSPFv3 maximum metric origination information.

     

    Configuration Examples for OSPFv3 Max-Metric Router LSA

    Example: Verifying the OSPFv3 Max-Metric Router LSA

    Router# show ipv6 ospf max-metric 
    
                OSPFv3 Router with ID (192.1.1.1) (Process ID 1)
    
     Start time: 00:00:05.886, Time elapsed: 3d02h
     Originating router-LSAs with maximum metric
        Condition: always, State: active
    

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    Feature Information for OSPFv3 Max-Metric Router LSA

    The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

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    Table 1 Feature Information for OSPFv3 Max-Metric Router LSA

    Feature Name

    Releases

    Feature Information

    OSPFv3 Max-Metric Router LSA

    15.1(3)S

    15.2(1)T

    15.2(1)E

    The OSPFv3 max-metric router LSA feature enables OSPF to advertise its locally generated router LSAs with a maximum metric.

    The following commands were introduced or modified: max-metric router-lsa, show ipv6 ospf max-metric, show ospfv3 max-metric.