This blog was originally started to better help me understand the technologies in the CCIE R&S blueprint; after completing the R&S track I have decided to transition the blog into a technology blog.
CCIE #29033

This blog will continue to include questions, troubleshooting scenarios, and references to existing and new technologies but will grow to include a variety of different platforms and technologies. Currently I have created over 185 questions/answers in regards to the CCIE R&S track!! Note: answers are in the comment field or within "Read More" section.

You can also follow me on twitter @FE80CC1E

Sunday, April 21, 2013

HP Route Preference (Administrative Distance)

When building networks leveraging a variety of products you need to consider interoperability and configuration consistency. When leveraging HP A-Series switches in a Cisco environment considerations need to be made in regards to administrative distance (Cisco's term) or route preference (HP's term). In order to ensure that you maintain consistent behavior it is recommended that you modify one or the other and make them consistent with each other. I would recommend following Cisco's administrative preference instead of HP's route preference.

HP's default route preference



Cisco's default administrative distance


Don't get caught with unexpected routing behaviors. Have fun!