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May 8th, 2017 Go to comments

Note: If you are not sure about EIGRP, please read our EIGRP Tutorial.

Question 1

Explanation

Below is an example of the “show ip eigrp neighbors” output.

EIGRP_show_ip_eigrp_neighbors_2.jpg

Let’s analyze these columns:

+ H: lists the neighbors in the order this router was learned
+ Address: the IP address of the neighbors
+ Interface: the interface of the local router on which this Hello packet was received
+ Hold (sec): the amount of time left before neighbor is considered in “down” status
+ Uptime: amount of time since the adjacency was established
+ SRTT (Smooth Round Trip Timer): the average time in milliseconds between the transmission of a packet to a neighbor and the receipt of an acknowledgement.
+ RTO (Retransmission Timeout): if a multicast has failed, then a unicast is sent to that particular router, the RTO is the time in milliseconds that the router waits for an acknowledgement of that unicast.
+ Queue count (Q Cnt): shows the number of queued EIGRP packets. It is usually 0.
+ Sequence Number (Seq Num): the sequence number of the last update EIGRP packet received. Each update message is given a sequence number, and the received ACK should have the same sequence number. The next update message to that neighbor will use Seq Num + 1.

In this question we have to check the RTO and Q cnt fields.

Question 2

Explanation

To configure EIGRP for IPv6 we must explicitly specify a router ID before it can start running. For example:

ipv6 router eigrp 1
eigrp router-id 2.2.2.2
no shutdown

Notice that EIGRP for IPv6 router-id must be an IPv4 address. EIGRP for IPv4 can automatically pick-up an IPv4 to use as its EIGRP router-id with this rule:
+ The highest IP address assigned to a loopback interface is selected as the router ID.
+ If there are not any loopback addresses configured, the highest IP address assigned to any other active interface is chosen as the router ID

EIGRPv3 also uses the AS number (for example: ipv6 eigrp 1 under interface mode).

Question 3

Explanation

The “show ipv6 eigrp neighbors” command displays the neighbors discovered by the EIGRPv6. Notice that the neighbors are displayed by their link-local addresses.

show_ipv6_eigrp_neighbors.jpg

Question 4

Explanation

The goodbye message is a feature designed to improve EIGRP network convergence. The goodbye message is broadcast when an EIGRP routing process is shutdown to inform adjacent peers about the impending topology change. This feature allows supporting EIGRP peers to synchronize and recalculate neighbor relationships more efficiently than would occur if the peers discovered the topology change after the hold timer expired.

The following message is displayed by routers that run a supported release when a goodbye message is received:

*Apr 26 13:48:42.523: %DUAL-5-NBRCHANGE: IP-EIGRP(0) 1: Neighbor 10.1.1.1 (Ethernet0/0) is down: Interface Goodbye received

Reference: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/ios/12_2/ip/configuration/guide/fipr_c/1cfeigrp.html

Note: In this question we should understand “impending”, not “implementing” as there are no correct answers with “implementing” topology change.

Question 5

Explanation

With auto-summary feature is turned on, EIGRP will summary these networks to their classful networks automatically. For example:
+ 172.15.4.0 belongs to class B so it will be summarized to 172.15.0.0
+ 10.4.3.0 belongs to class A so it will be summarized to 10.0.0.0
+ 192.168.4.0 belongs to class C so it will be summarized to 192.168.4.0 (same)

Question 6

Explanation

Split horizon is used in distance vector routing protocols (like RIP, EIGRP) to prevent routing loops by prohibiting a router from advertising a route back to the interface from which it was learned.

Question 7

Explanation

EIGRP provides a mechanism to load balance over unequal cost paths (or called unequal cost load balancing) through the “variance” command. In other words, EIGRP will install all paths with metric < variance * best_metric into the local routing table, provided that it meets the feasibility condition (to prevent routing loop). The feasibility condition states that, the Advertised Distance (AD) of a route must be lower than the feasible distance of the current successor route.

Question 8

Explanation

EIGRP provides a mechanism to load balance over unequal cost paths (or called unequal cost load balancing) through the “variance” command. In other words, EIGRP will install all paths with metric < variance * best_metric into the local routing table, provided that it meets the feasibility condition (to prevent routing loop). The feasibility condition states that, the Advertised Distance (AD) of a route must be lower than the feasible distance of the current successor route.

Question 9

Explanation

From the routing table we learn that network 192.168.10.0/30 is learned via 2 equal-cost paths (192.168.10.9 &192.168.10.5) -> traffic to this network will be load-balancing.

Question 10

Explanation

This is an example of how to configure EIGRP for IPv6:

interface Serial0/0
no ip address
ipv6 address FE80::1 link-local
ipv6 address 2010:AB8::1/64
ipv6 enable
ipv6 eigrp 1
!
ipv6 router eigrp 1
eigrp router-id 2.2.2.2
no shutdown

As you can see, EIGRP for IPv6 can only be enabled under each interface -> A is correct.

Under EIGRP process there is a shutdown feature where you can turn on or off -> E is correct.

Question 11

Explanation

These networks will be summarized to the major networks of that class so:
+ 10.4.3.0 belongs to class A -> It will be summarized into 10.0.0.0
+ 172.16.4.0 belongs to class B -> It will be summarized into 172.16.0.0
+ 192.168.2.0 belongs to class C -> It will be summarized into 192.168.2.0 (not changed)

Comments (17) Comments
  1. Tepi
    February 8th, 2017

    I think Q4 should read EIGRP goodbye messages give notice of “impending” topology changes.

  2. shahanga
    February 16th, 2017

    i just see the answers(explanation), where are questions?

  3. ccna
    February 21st, 2017

    where are the questions..??? I am a premium account holder and still cant view information

  4. kristventu
    February 28th, 2017

    check CCNA FAQs & Tips for all Questions

  5. Konzen
    March 3rd, 2017

    pls navigate this page and you will see where they are. this is already spoon feeding guys don’t make a fool of yourself

  6. wassa
    June 15th, 2017

    question 11

    If R1 is configured as shown, which three addresses will be received by other routers that are running EIGRP on the network? (Choose three)
    R1(config)#router eigrp 103
    R1(config-router)#network 10.4.3.0
    R1(config-router)#network 172.16.4.0
    R1(config-router)#network 192.168.2.0
    R1(config-router)#auto-summary
    A. 172.16.4.0
    B. 10.0.0.0
    C. 172.16.0.0
    D. 192.168.2.0
    E. 192.168.0.0
    F. 10.4.3.0

    Answer: B C D

    Explanation

    These networks will be summarized to the major networks of that class so:
    + 10.4.3.0 belongs to class A -> It will be summarized into 10.0.0.0
    + 172.16.4.0 belongs to class B -> It will be summarized into 172.16.0.0
    + 192.168.2.0 belongs to class C -> It will be summarized into 192.168.2.0 (not changed)

    but !!! class c is 192.168.0.0 isn’t it??

  7. Kiks
    June 20th, 2017

    @9tut, I don’t understand Q11??? and I agree with Wassa..can you explain???

  8. Becky
    June 26th, 2017

    Q2 – Shoulnt it be d

  9. OSC
    June 27th, 2017

    @wassa & @Kiks
    Clas C is a /24 then we use the entirely 24 bits 192.168.4.

  10. Ven
    July 7th, 2017

    @osc 👍

  11. Mr west
    July 9th, 2017

    hello I am taking my exam on Tuesdays…..what’s there to expect?

  12. Mr west
    July 9th, 2017

    CCNA

  13. Hmm
    July 9th, 2017

    @wassa , in the case of auto summary …
    class A is a /8 — this bit unchanged
    class B is a /16– this bit unchanged
    class C is a /24– this bit unchanged

  14. vrayo
    July 19th, 2017

    All the questions of the CCNA exam last version, can be found here?

  15. fihmi
    August 31st, 2017

    please guysss Q10 is wrong
    eigrp it’s globally configured not on interface

  16. Alsatian
    September 1st, 2017

    Please, i’m just seeing the explanations. I’ll like to know the questions are.

  17. Preeti
    September 21st, 2017

    Passed exam today.
    New Ques. Which codes appear in output of command ‘sh ip eigrp topology’? (choose 2)
    A. U-Update
    B. S-Static
    C. C-Connected
    D. A-Active
    E. I-inter-area
    Answer: A,D

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