Cisco’s Static Route is one of the features that many companies consider as critical to their success. With a Static Route you are able to establish the most cost effective routes for traffic between two or more networks. It also provides the capability of allowing different sets of people within the same organization to connect to the Internet using different IP addresses. With Cisco Static Route you can configure and run an entire network in a very short amount of time, enabling the establishment of interim solutions during disasters and other times when a network cannot be reached or setup. This also makes it possible for companies to provide their employees with more up-to-date information.
To understand how a static route works, it is important to understand how Cisco manages its Ethernet networking systems. The company uses several tools such as routers and load balancers to ensure that every department has an optimal configuration. As an example, Cisco uses a software program called Load Balancer to manage the traffic between the different departments.
The Load Balancer software will then determine which route would be best for a given department. It will do this by analyzing the IP addresses of every device that will connect to the Cisco networking system. If the IP addresses match, the Load Balancer will make certain to send the information from the router on which the information has originated. The router will then forward the information on to the appropriate department, usually the one with an IP address that is close to the employee’s desk.
Cisco static route command
To become a Cisco qualified professional you must complete Cisco training courses. In addition to these Cisco training courses, you will need to pass a certification exam administered by the CCIE (Cisco Certified Information Systems Expert) certifications. If you pass this exam you will be ready to take the CCIE exam which will provide you with the tools and knowledge necessary to successfully implement a Static Routing on your Cisco equipment.
There are many different benefits to implementing Cisco static routes. One benefit is that if the worst happens and the routers or switches or other Cisco equipment fails, you can simply configure the site-router or switch in such a way as to direct all of the traffic back to the original IP address. This can be done by using the next-hop-ip-address or global destination forwarder feature of the particular CCIE.
A second benefit to using the load-balancing method with Cisco is that it makes it possible to test your Cisco equipment without installing it in your actual WAN lab. With the load balancing method you can simulate an entire WAN site without having to actually put up and operate each device and configure them to run with different configurations. With the load balancer you just need to configure the first router, then put all of the routers and switches into the test lab.
You will want to make sure that you use the same WAN IP address when you configure the load balancing policy as you would when you set the STUN type. You will also want to make sure that both STUN and STUNP descriptions match up so that the STUNP name is typed exactly as it appears in the command. When you run the create static route or failover to the physical device… the create static route command will return success. The next thing that you will want to do is enter the local area network name for the workstation or router…
The last step of the create static route load balancing procedure is to enter a four bytes serial restart-delay field into the create static route command. This is required because the network adapter must enter this four bytes field during the process of processing the initial STUN response. In addition, the four bytes serial restart Delay must be a power of two (0xFF). If it is not a power of two, Cisco will send an error message to the administrator. Finally, the IP of the local area network should now be contained within the STUN packet and forwarding the packet to the correct device should be simple.