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Load balancing in a nutshell

Load balancing is the action of distributing traffic over multiple paths. The router automatically load balances traffic if it has multiple routes to the same destination in the routing table. RIP, OSPF and ISIS supports only equal cost load balancing, this means that in order to install multiple routes in the routing table they must have the same metric. EIGRP and EBGP support unequal cost load balancing. The command maximum-paths defines how many paths can concurrently exist for the same prefix in the routing table. To disable load balancing issue the command maximum-paths 1. Load balancing can be on per …

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