Love the labs. I do have a couple questions on this specific lab (ICND1 Troubleshooting InterVLAN routing). When it comes to learning something new, I like to first figure out a step by step method on discovering and figuring out issues, rather than just going on instinct on what I think the problem is. (I might do that in the field after experience and knowing the system) In the labs is pretty much pointed to where the problem is, so it's not difficult to find the problem. I want to try and find ways and methods of seeing the issues through show commands, stats, tools, to locate the problem.
One of the first steps in this Lab was pinging from a router to a switch in the same routing area and then seeing the route the packets were following. Questions
- When you're pinging from a router where are you pinging from? (Interface, IP address ?) I was trying to figure out how the packet would be routed through this network. I know instinctively, that traffic, in this case, should not be traveling out the 188.8.131.52 network, but I would be able to explain- why not? I am missing something.
I do see where in showing IP routes that the network route for 192.168.4 is different than the interface on the same network. That was a big clue. Anyway, I have other questions, but I'll start with this one. I want to be able to follow where the packets should be routed without doing any trace routes, is that unrealistic? Thanks