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Redistribute static route in eigrp with VRF

Hi all,

I have an issue with my setup of a 6500 switch (12.2(33)SXI9).

We have a 6500 switch with several VRF's. For a certain VRF I would like to redistribute a static route in EIGRP. After doing so I don't see the static route on my eigrp neighbor.

This is a overview of my config. I'm basically redistributing only my static route for this vrf in eigrp.

I found a similar case in which the solution was adding a metric to the static route. (eg. redistribute static route-map static-eigrp-pp metric 10000 100 255 1 1500). But the strange thing is that we don't have this issue on a similar machine (same IOS, same config setup).

Any help appreciated...


Best Regards,


router eigrp 20


address-family ipv4 vrf TEST

  offset-list 10 out 1 Vlan605

  redistribute static route-map static-eigrp-pp


  autonomous-system 20

  eigrp router-id




route-map static-eigrp-pp permit 10

match ip address prefix-list onlydefault


ip prefix-list onlydefault seq 5 permit


ip route vrf TEST

switch#sh ip route vrf TEST | i

Gateway of last resort is to network is variably subnetted, 799 subnets, 9 masks

S* [1/0] via


switch#sh ip eigrp vrf TEST topology

EIGRP-IPv4 Topology Entry for AS(20)/ID( VRF(TEST)

EIGRP-IPv4(20): Topology base(0) entry for

  State is Passive, Query origin flag is 1, 0 Successor(s), FD is 4294967295

  Descriptor Blocks: (Vlan605), from, Send flag is 0x0

      Composite metric is (5888/1792), route is External

      Vector metric:

        Minimum bandwidth is 1000000 Kbit

        Total delay is 130 microseconds

        Reliability is 255/255

        Load is 1/255

        Minimum MTU is 1500

        Hop count is 1

        Originating router is

      External data:

        AS number of route is 0

        External protocol is Static, external metric is 0

        Administrator tag is 0 (0x00000000)

        Exterior flag is set

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Redistribute static route in eigrp with VRF

Hello Joris,

the feasible distance looks like "infinite" in the 32 bit metric field

>>State is Passive, Query origin flag is 1, 0 Successor(s), FD is 4294967295

I would say for this reason the route is not advertised to the EIGRP neighbor.

the use of a seed metric expressed in the 5 metric components may help

Hope to help



Re: Redistribute static route in eigrp with VRF

Hi Giuseppe,

Maybe I didn't explain everything correctly.

In total we have 4 routers.

Router A and B have the same static route configured for vrf TEST.

Router A and B have the same EIGRP AS number with a redistribute static in it.(same config as above)

I guess it is normal they don't see the redistributed static route of eachother since the have the static route configured themselves which has a lower Administrative Distance than the EIGRP redistributed route.

Is that correct?

Now Router C and D are also in the EIGRP 20 group and receive the static route by EIGRP (redistributed by A and B).

The thing is now, C and D only receive it from router B not from router A.

It could well be this is normal behavior, but how does router C and D decide which route will be placed in the routing tabel, since they receive it from both A and B.

If this is normal behavior, both C and D should receive the static route from router A the moment we delete the static route from the config of router B. Is it correct to asume that?

Best Regards,


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