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  1. Hi Rene,
    I have a question. What is the difference between composite metric and vector metric in EIGRP?
    I see both the metric when I issue the command “sh ip eigrp x.x.x.x”

    I appreciate if you can visualize me the difference between them.


  2. Hello Mallik,

    Although I am not Rene, I hope I can help you out. From what I understand vector metrics are the metrics that in total make up the composite metric. For example Bandwidth, Delay, Load, Reliability, and MTU are the Vector Metrics. Together they are used in a formula to find the composite metric. This composite metric is used by EIGRP to decide the best paths to insert into the topology and routing table.

    Below is a quote and link to a Cisco article that you might find helpful.

    "EIGRP Composite Cost Metrics
    The Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Prot

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  3. Hello Scott

    That’s absolutely correct. Each of the K values (K1, K2, K3, K4, K5) are vectors and the composite metric is the result of the stated formula.



  4. Many thanks Scott, well explained…appreciate your help.

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