Networking / Beginners

Selecting a Routing Protocol

This section compares the two link-state protocols that are discussed in this tutorial-IS-IS and OSPF. However, consider the following issues before selecting a routing protocol:

  • Operational considerations-Determine how easy it is to manage a network over time. These considerations include how to determine a protocol's capability to adapt to changes, how to minimize disruptions to the network, and how to troubleshoot problems.
  • Technical considerations-Assist in determining whether a given protocol is capable of supporting a particular set of network requirements.
  • Business considerations-Defined as business priorities and policies that influence network design decisions. These types of considerations can originate from any area within a company and can be the keystones to the success of the network.
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