cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
cancel
575
Views
0
Helpful
1
Replies
Mohit Chauhan
Beginner

when not to use loopback?

Hi guys,

It seems very simple question, but it made me go thinking and thinking and decided it would be worthwhile to share it here with you.

I am building a small network with one core switch doing all inter vlan routing and connecting to two edge routers (these routers are used for different purpose).

I am planning to use a management vlan having all the switches as part of it. And I was thinking of using loopback interfaces on the routers and use static routing so the core knows where they are located.

My question (which may seem stupid here ) was to ask whether having loopback here would be really worthwhile? or if there is a better way in regards to management of the network devices?

Thanks,

Mo

1 REPLY 1
John Blakley
Advisor

having a loop back really only makes sense if you have more than 1 path into the router. If you have a single network connection into the switch and that connection goes down, having a loop back wouldn't help much.

Hth,

John

Sent from Cisco Technical Support iPad App

HTH, John *** Please rate all useful posts ***