One of my readers recently asked an interesting question: “How do you install a static route when an IP address is not reachable?”
Without going into the design reasons that prompted the question, you can actually track when IP SLA measurement fails with an obscure configuration syntax of the track objects that tracks when another track object fails.
In my example, the route to 188.8.131.52/8 would be inserted in the IP routing table when the ping to 172.16.0.22 fails:
! ! Define and start the IP SLA probe ! ip sla 53 icmp-echo 172.16.0.22 timeout 500 frequency 3 ip sla schedule 53 life forever start-time now ! ! Define an object that tracks the SLA probe ! track 13 rtr 53 reachability ! ! Define another object that is the negation of the previous object ! track 14 list boolean and object 13 not ! ! Insert a static route if the second object is UP (thus the ! IP SLA probe failed) ! ip route 184.108.40.206 255.0.0.0 Null0 track 14