Cisco CCNP / BSCI Exam Tutorial: Configuring And Troubleshooting OSPF Virtual Links
Configuring and troubleshooting OSPF virtual links are skills you'll need to pass the BSCI exam. Learn these skills from Chris Bryant, CCIE #12933.
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Knowing when and how to create an OSPF virtual link is an essential skill for BSCI and CCNP exam success, not to mention how important it can be on your job! As a CCNA and CCNP candidate, you know the theory of virtual links, so let's take a look at how to configure a virtual link, as well as some real-world tips that many CCNA and CCNP study guides leave out!
In this configuration, no router with an interface in Area 4 has a physical interface in Area 0. This means a logical connection to Area 0, a virtual link, must be built.
In the following example, R1 and R3 are adjacent and both have interfaces in Area 0. R4 has an adjacency with R3 via Area 34, but R4 has no physical interface in Area 0 and is advertising its loopback 126.96.36.199 into OSPF. R1 doesn't have the route to that loopback.
R1#show ip route ospf
188.8.131.52/32 is subnetted, 1 subnets
O 184.108.40.206 [110/11] via 10.1.1.5, 01:05:45, Ethernet0
172.23.0.0/27 is subnetted, 1 subnets
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