Route Redistribution

  • Network > Virtual Router > Redistribution Profiles
Redistribution profiles direct the firewall to filter, set priority, and perform actions based on desired network behavior. Route redistribution allows static routes and routes that are acquired by other protocols to be advertised through specified routing protocols.
Redistribution profiles must be applied to routing protocols in order to take effect. Without redistribution rules, each protocol runs separately and does not communicate outside its purview. Redistribution profiles can be added or modified after all routing protocols are configured and the resulting network topology is established.
Apply redistribution profiles to the RIP and OSPF protocols by defining export rules. Apply redistribution profiles to BGP in the
Redistribution Rules
tab. Refer to the following table.
Redistribution Profile Settings
Description
Name
Add
a
Redistribution Profile
and enter the profile name.
Priority
Enter a priority (range is 1-255) for this profile. Profiles are matched in order (lowest number first).
Redistribute
Choose whether to perform route redistribution based on the settings in this window.
  • Redist
    —Select to redistribute matching candidate routes. If you select this option, enter a new metric value. A lower metric value means a more preferred route.
  • No Redist
    —Select to not redistribute matching candidate routes.
General Filter Tab
Type
Select the route types of the candidate route.
Interface
Select the interfaces to specify the forwarding interfaces of the candidate route.
Destination
To specify the destination of the candidate route, enter the destination IP address or subnet (format x.x.x.x or x.x.x.x/n) and click
Add
. To remove an entry, click remove ( interface_delete_icon.png ).
Next Hop
To specify the gateway of the candidate route, enter the IP address or subnet (format x.x.x.x or x.x.x.x/n) that represents the next hop and click
Add
. To remove an entry, click remove ( interface_delete_icon.png ).
OSPF Filter Tab
Path Type
Select the route types of the candidate OSPF route.
Area
Specify the area identifier for the candidate OSPF route. Enter the
OSPF area ID
(format x.x.x.x), and click
Add
.
To remove an entry, click remove (  interface_delete_icon.png  ).
Tag
Specify OSPF tag values. Enter a numeric tag value (1-255), and click Add.
To remove an entry, click remove ( interface_delete_icon.png ).
BGP Filter Tab
Community
Specify a community for BGP routing policy.
Extended Community
Specify an extended community for BGP routing policy.

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