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Cisco APIC routing protocol status via CLI?


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Tenants > Networking > External Routed Networks >

In the area with the routing protocol check boxes, there are a few options such as BGP, OSPF, and EIGRP.

In this image, BGP and OSPF have been enabled.

What is the equivalent CLI command for this?

I need to find out what kind of protocols been enabled there via SSH.


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I think it will be out of these commands 

External Connectivity

<show ip ospf neighbors vrf (vrf)> - shows ospf neighbors for given vrf
<show bgp sessions vrf (vrf)> - shows bgp sessions/peers for given vrf
<show ip ospf route vrf (vrf)> - shows ospf routes for given vrf
<show bgp ipv4 unicast vrf (vrf)> - shows bgp unicast routes for given vrf

this may be helpful if you are looking for more commands -


Hi @fc00::/7 ,

I see you've been asking several questions like "How can I find ... via CLI"


If you just want to see if some configuration exists, the answer is the same for all

apic1# show running-config

To be more specific, in the case of L3Out configuration, you will need to know which border leaf/leaves have been configured in the L3Out, then you can do (e.g.)

apic1# show running-config leaf 101,102

or if you want to get down to a specific, say, l3out for a specific VRF for a specific tenant

apic1# show running-config leaf LeafID vrf context tenant TenantName vrf VRF_Name l3out L3OutName

but your actual question mentions status - NONE of the above commands will show the status.

To see the status, you will need to know the leaf, tenant and VRF name as well, then you can use regular NXOS like commands to check.  For example:

apic1# fabric LeafID show ip ospf vrf TenantName:VRF_Name
 Node 102 (Leaf102)

 Routing Process default with ID VRF Tenant6:Production_VRF
 Stateful High Availability enabled
 Supports only single TOS(TOS0) routes
 Supports opaque LSA
 Table-map using route-map exp-ctx-2162689-deny-external-tag
 Redistributing External Routes from
   static route-map exp-ctx-st-2162689
   direct route-map exp-ctx-st-2162689
   bgp route-map exp-ctx-proto-2162689
   eigrp route-map exp-ctx-proto-2162689
   coop route-map exp-ctx-st-2162689
 Maximum number of non self-generated LSA allowed 20000
    (feature configured but inactive)
    Current number of non self-generated LSA 3
    Threshold for warning message 75%
 Administrative distance 110
 Reference Bandwidth is 40000 Mbps
 SPF throttling delay time of 200.000 msecs,
   SPF throttling hold time of 1000.000 msecs,
   SPF throttling maximum wait time of 5000.000 msecs
 LSA throttling start time of 0.000 msecs,
   LSA throttling hold interval of 5000.000 msecs,
   LSA throttling maximum wait time of 5000.000 msecs
 Minimum LSA arrival 1000.000 msec
 LSA group pacing timer 10 secs
 Maximum paths to destination 8
 Number of external LSAs 4, checksum sum 0x0
 Number of opaque AS LSAs 0, checksum sum 0x0
 Number of areas is 1, 1 normal, 0 stub, 0 nssa
 Number of active areas is 1, 1 normal, 0 stub, 0 nssa
   Area (
        Area has existed for 4d15h
        Interfaces in this area: 2 Active interfaces: 2
        Passive interfaces: 1  Loopback interfaces: 1
        SPF calculation has run 5 times
         Last SPF ran for 0.001008s
        Area ranges are
        Area-filter in 'exp-ctx-proto-2162689'
        Area-filter out 'permit-all'
        Number of LSAs: 3, checksum sum 0x0

..or one of the other helpful commands suggested by @omz - just remember to prefix each command with fabric show LeafID before the word show in the suggested commands if you wish to execute them from the APIC.

I hope this helps


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