Command:

router isis


Mode:

Router(config)#


Syntax:

router isis area-tag
no router isis area-tag

 

Syntax Description:

area-tag Meaningful name for a routing process. If it is not specified, a null tag is assumed and the process is referenced with a null tag. This name must be unique among all IP or Connectionless Network Service (CLNS) router processes for a given router.

Required for multiarea IS-IS configuration. Optional for conventional IS-IS configuration.

 

Command Description:

To enable the IS-IS routing protocol and to specify an IS-IS process, use the router isis command in global configuration mode. To disable IS-IS routing, use the no form of this command.

This command is used to enable routing for an area. An appropriate network entity title (NET) must be configured to specify the area address of the area and system ID of the router. Routing must be enabled on one or more interfaces before adjacencies may be established and dynamic routing is possible.

If you have IS-IS running and at least one International Standards Organization Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (ISO-IGRP) process, the IS-IS process and the ISO-IGRP process cannot both be configured without an area tag. The null tag can be used by only one process. If you run ISO-IGRP and IS-IS, a null tag can be used for IS-IS, but not for ISO-IGRP at the same time. However, each area in an IS-IS multiarea configuration should have a nonnull area tag to facilitate identification of the area.

You can configure only one IS-IS routing process to perform Level 2 (interarea) routing. You can configure this process to perform Level 1 (intra-area) routing at the same time. You can configure up to 29 additional processes as Level 1-only processes. If Level 2 routing is configured on any process, all additional processes are automatically configured as Level 1.

An interface cannot be part of more than one area, except in the case where the associated routing process is performing both Level 1 and Level 2 routing. On media such as WAN media where subinterfaces are supported, different subinterfaces could be configured for different areas.

If Level 2 routing is not desired for a given area, use the is-type command to remove Level 2. Level 2 routing can then be enabled on some other router instance.

Explicit redistribution between IS-IS instances is prohibited (prevented by the parser). In other words, you cannot issue a redistribute isis area-tag command in the context of another IS-IS router instance (router isis area-tag). Redistribution from any other routing protocol into a particular area is possible, and is configured per router instance, as in Cisco IOS software Release 12.0, using the redistribute and route map commands. By default, redistribution is into Level 2.

If multiple Level 1 areas are defined, the Target Address Resolution Protocol (TARP) behaves in the following way:

The locally assigned target identifier gets the network service access point (NSAP) of the Level 2 area, if present.
If only Level 1 areas are configured, the router uses the NSAP of the first active Level 1 area as shown in the configuration at the time of TARP configuration ("tarp run"). (Level 1 areas are sorted alphanumerically by tag name, with capital letters coming before lowercase letters. For example, AREA-1 precedes AREA-2, which precedes area-1.) Note that the target identifier NSAP could change following a reload if a new Level 1 area is added to the configuration after TARP is running.
The router continues to process all Type 1 and 2 protocol data units (PDUs) that are for this router. Type 1 PDUs are processed locally if the specified target identifier is in the local target identifier cache. If not, they are "propagated" (routed) to all interfaces in the same Level 1 area. (The same area is defined as the area configured on the input interface.)
Type 2 PDUs are processed locally if the specified target identifier is in the local target identifier cache. If not, they are propagated via all interfaces (all Level 1 or Level 2 areas) with TARP enabled. If the source of the PDU is from a different area, the information is also added to the local target identifier cache. Type 2 PDUs are propagated via all static adjacencies.
Type 4 PDUs (for changes originated locally) are propagated to all Level 1 and Level 2 areas (because internally they are treated as "Level 1-2").
Type 3 and 5 PDUs continue to be routed.
Type 1 PDUs are propagated only via Level 1 static adjacencies if the static NSAP is in one of the Level 1 areas in this router.


Example:

The following example configures IS-IS for IP routing, with system ID 0000.0000.0002 and area ID 01.0001, and enables IS-IS to form adjacencies on Ethernet interface 0 and serial interface 0. The IP prefix assigned to Ethernet interface 0 will be advertised to other IS-IS routers.

Router(config)# router isis
Router(config-router)# net 01.0001.0000.0000.0002
Router(config-router)# is-type level-1

Router(config)# interface ethernet 0
Router(config-if)# ip address 10.1.1.1 255.255.255.0
Router(config-if)# ip router isis

Router(config)# interface serial 0
Router(config-if)# ip unnumbered ethernet0
Router(config-if)# ip router isis

The following example starts IS-IS routing with the optional area-tag argument, where CHESNUT is the value for the area-tag argument:

Router(config)# router isis CHESNUT

The following example specifies IS-IS as an IP routing protocol for a process named Finance, and specifies that the Finance process will be routed on Ethernet interface 0 and serial interface 0:

Router(config)# router isis Finance
Router(config-router)# net 49.0001.aaaa.aaaa.aaaa.00

Router(config)# interface Ethernet 0
Router(config-if)# ip router isis Finance
Router(config-if)# interface serial 0
Router(config-if)# ip router isis Finance


Misconceptions:

None


Related Commands:

ip router isis
net
ppp chap hostname
route-map

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