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UDLD on routed ports

dm2020
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Hi All,

 

I have been reading up on UDLD and one of the primary use cases of using this protocol is to prevent L2 loops if a link becomes unidirectional. Does UDLD have any advantages on a routed ports or should this used on L2 ports only?

 

Thanks

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balaji.bandi
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UDLD on L2 port,  More information can be found here :

 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/lan-switching/spanning-tree-protocol/10591-77.html

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Hi

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

I have checked our switches and UDLD is enabled on our L3 ports with full bidirectional neighbor states so it does seems that IOS-XE allows UDLD on routed ports. Are you saying that there is no benefit to this and the benefit is on L2 ports only?

 

Thank you

 

 

Hi,

UDLD is a layer 2 protocol to detect physical faults (layer-1). So, I don't see why it can't be used for both l2 and l3 links..

 

HTH

Leo Laohoo
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@dm2020 wrote:

Does UDLD have any advantages on a routed ports or should this used on L2 ports only?


Is UDLD auto-recovery going to be enabled?  
IF it is, don't enable UDLD:  Auto-recovery simply defeats the purpose of UDLD plus, on a routed port(s), may cause high CPU (if the port goes up/down very, very often) which will ultimately lead to a crash.  

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