Dynamic Routing Configuration

To configure the VLAN Dynamic Routing configuration:

  1. Select the Dynamic Routing tab.
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    Profile Overrides - Virtual Interfaces Dynamic Routing Screen
  2. Define or override the following parameters in the OSPF Settings field:


    Select this option to enable or disable OSPF priority settings. Use the spinner to configure a value from 0 - 255. This option sets the priority of this interface becoming the DR (Designated Router) for the network. DRs provide routing updates to the network by maintaining a complete topology table of the network and sends the updates to the other routers in the network using multicast. Setting a high value increases the chance of this interface becoming a DR. Setting this value to zero prevents this interface from being elected a DR.


    Select this option to enable or disable OSPF cost settings. Use the spinner to configure a cost value from 1 - 65535. Use this option to set the OSPF cost of this interface. OSPF cost is the overhead required to send a packet over this interface.


    Set the OSPF bandwidth from 1 - 10,000,000 KBps.

  3. Configure the OSPF Authentication Type settings by selecting from the drop-down list.

    The available options are None, null, simple-password, and message-digest.

  4. Select + Add Row at the bottom of the MD5 Authentication table to add the Key ID and Password used for an MD5 validation of authenticator credentials.

    Key ID

    Use the spinner control to set the unique OSPF message digest authentication key ID. The available range is from 1 - 255. The password is the OSPF key either displayed as series or asterisks or in plain text (by selecting Show).


    Set the OSPF password. This value is displayed as “asterisk” (*). Select Show to expose the characters in the password.

  5. Click OK to save the changes and overrides to the Security screen.

    Click Reset to revert to the last saved configuration.