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  1. Hi Rene,
    Fantastic article. This is the senerio I am trying. I have a site that is using a primary link as MPLS and a secondary backup link as VPN (IPsec site-to-site). Due to some erformance issues I would like to change the primary as the VPN and keep the MPLS as the backup. In my case I have a Fortigate Firewall at one site where the MPLS and VPN links terminate and at my head office I have a Core switch where the MPLS terminates and another fortigate where the VPN terminates. I have decreased the Administrative distance on the Fortigates to 18 so that it is

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  2. Hi Ian,

    Static routes will send ALL traffic for a certain prefix in a certain direction. It doesn’t care what kind of traffic it is…PBR (Policy Based Routing) lets you change the next hop IP address for specific traffic, for example something that matches an access-list.

    The “backup” time depends on the timers that you configured for IP SLA.

    For your internal networks, OSPF is a good solution because it will automatically deal with failed links and such. IP SLA + Static routes however can be useful for the edge of your network. Imagine you have two ISPs and you

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  3. Question:
    How will it work the example above plus having OSPF configured on R1, SP1 and SP2?.
    The question is because the OSPF AD is 110 and static routes are AD 1 and AD 2.
    Please advise

  4. Hi Rene,
    Is there a way to delay fail-back for more than 30 minutes or some timer to Primary ISP to avoid flapping connections? Or anyway to make it NO FAIL BACK like config?

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