Border Gateway Protocol BGP Training

Duration: 1-2 days


Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the core routing protocol of the Internet. This one-day tutorial provides an intensive discussion of the BGP architecture and operation, transit autonomous systems, route selection using policy controls and attributes, implementation of customer-to-provider connectivity, considerations related to the scaling of service provider networks, optimization of scalability, and deployment considerations. Upon course completion, you will have solid knowledge of this important member of the family of IP routing protocols.

Border Gateway Protocol BGP Training

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After completing this course, attendees will be able to:

  • Outline the overall structure of BGP
  • Describe the BGP transit autonomous systems
  • Describe route selection in BGP using policy controls
  • Describe route selection in BGP using attributes
  • Describe how to provide customer-to-provider connectivity in BGP
  • Explain considerations related to the scaling of service provider networks
  • Discuss how to optimize scalability in BGP
  • Summarize the deployment and management issues for BGP

An Overview of BGP

  • Introduction to BGP
  • BGP Session Establishment
  • BGP Path Attributes
  • BGP Route Processing
  • Basic BGP Configuration
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting BGP

BGP Transit Autonomous Systems

  • Working with a Transit AS
  • Interacting with IBGP and EBGP in a Transit AS
  • Forwarding Packets in a Transit AS
  • Configuring a Transit AS
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting IBGP in a Transit AS

Route Selection Using Policy Controls

  • Using Multi-homed BGP Networks
  • Employing AS Path Filters
  • Filtering with Prefix Lists
  • Using Outbound Route Filtering
  • Applying Route Maps as BGP Filters
  • Implementing Changes in BGP Policy

Route Selection Using Attributes

  • Influencing BGP Route Selection with Weights
  • Setting BGP Local Preference
  • Using AS-Path Prepending
  • Understanding BGP Multi-Exit Discriminator (MED)
  • Addressing BGP Communities

Customer-to-Provider Connectivity with BGP

  • Understanding Customer-to-Provider Connectivity Requirements
  • Implementing Customer Connectivity Using Static Routes
  • Connecting a Multi-homed Customer to a Single Service Provider
  • Connecting a Multi-homed Customer to Multiple Service Providers

Scaling Service Provider Networks

  • Scaling IGP and BGP in Service Provider Networks
  • Introduction to Route Reflectors
  • Designing Networks and Route Reflectors
  • Configuring and Monitoring Route Reflectors
  • Introducing Confederations
  • Configuring and Monitoring Confederations

Optimizing BGP Scalability

  • Improving BGP Convergence
  • Limiting the Number of Prefixes Received from a BGP Neighbor
  • Implementing BGP Peer Groups
  • Using BGP Route Dampening

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