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is it support ECMP protocol ??

L3 Networker

Hi all.

Is it support ECMP protocol from PAN??

I can’t find whether ecmp protocol support from datasheet and knowledge base.

does PA has any other similar protocol if not support ecmp??

Please refer to below URL for ECMP.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equal-cost_multi-path_routing

Regards,

Eugene

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L4 Transporter

Hi Eugene,

ECMP is not a protocol, per se, but a way to allow multiple links chosen from the routing table to be installed in the forwarding table.  Then some sort of algorithm is used to load share traffic between both links.

The Palo Alto Networks firewall does not support ECMP at this time.  Only a single best path is installed in the forwarding table from the routing table.

Cheers

Kelly

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L4 Transporter

Hi Eugene,

ECMP is not a protocol, per se, but a way to allow multiple links chosen from the routing table to be installed in the forwarding table.  Then some sort of algorithm is used to load share traffic between both links.

The Palo Alto Networks firewall does not support ECMP at this time.  Only a single best path is installed in the forwarding table from the routing table.

Cheers

Kelly

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Hi Kelly.

Thanks for your answer.

Actually, one of my prospective customer wants to configure with ECMP, if it possible.

Thanks again.

Regards,

Eugene.

You can't even do an ECMP equivalent, just policy based forwarding.  Can you monitor for track-ip like scenarios to fail default routes, tunnel routes etc so you can dual-home it though?

Happy news, ECMP is added now in PanOS 7


ECMP

Steve Puluka BSEET - IP Architect - DQE Communications (Metro Ethernet/ISP)
ACE PanOS 6; ACE PanOS 7; ASE 3.0; PSE 7.0 Foundations & Associate in Platform; Cyber Security; Data Center
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