Path monitor setup using tunnel interface

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Path monitor setup using tunnel interface

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Setting up a path monitor on a static route where source is a tunnel interface. 

I am able to ping from CLI with tunnel interface IP as source. But the route does not get installed.


ping source host
PING ( from : 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=280 ttl=57 time=21.4 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=281 ttl=57 time=21.3 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=282 ttl=57 time=21.5 ms


Remote side is Azure and doesn't support tunnel interface with an IP. And I don't want to rely on any single Azure resource IP which might get deleted by someone else  bringing tunnel down.


With static route I would be able to use multiple remote IP's for monitoring.

And I need to monitor it so I can remove associated routes so traffic transfers to 2nd tunnel using another internet link




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Hello @raji_toor 


With the All condition you are saying that when there is no connectivity to 172.19.252. "and"


Now the best recommendation is to ping at least 2 or 3 IPs from the other end. If the other end cannot place an IP on its tunnel interface, there is no problem, as long as that IP is allowed through the tunnel, i.e. through the interesting traffic of the IPSEC tunnel, there will be no problem if only from your source you ping the IP that you assign to your tunnel that is allowed in the tunnel.


Now if you have a route with metric 10 and with a path-monitoring, the idea is that when this failure condition occurs, the route will be removed from the FIB and the route will be added, the route to the same destination, but with metric 30 for example, will take the place.


Best regards

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