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OSPF implementation

By mario-23 ·
hi all,

i am nquite new to OSPF and i would appreciate if anyone could give me an hint on this.
my manager asked me to implement OSPF in our network. we have 2 4506 L3 switches, one 3705, and 2 7206 Router as edge to the wan.
my question is if there is really a need for OSPF with a such small amount of Switches and routers.
Also do you know any website i can look at to start off with OSPF implementation?
thank you guys.

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by curlergirl In reply to OSPF implementation

Here's a good, concise definition of OSPF.

From your initial description, it really doesn't sound like you need to implement OSPF, but if your manager is telling you to do so, do you really want to argue with him/her? Look at it as a learning opportunity.

If you use a web search engine to look up "OSPF," I'm sure you'll find any number of informational articles to learn about it.

Hope this helps!

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by IT cowgirl In reply to OSPF implementation

do a search for OSPF

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Depends on # of Subnets/VLANs

by career In reply to OSPF implementation

It doesn't so much depend on the # of devices, but rather # of subnets (aka VLANs) and the topology. If everything plugs in to a centralized point and there's just a few VLANs, then you probably don't need OSPF and should take a good look at Rapid Spanning Tree for providing redundancy. If you have a WAN, especially one with backup lines, that's where you'll see the real benefit.

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