Cisco® Configuring BGP on Cisco® Routers v4.0 (BGP)

This covers the theory of BGP, configuration of BGP on Cisco IOS routers, detailed troubleshooting information, and hands-on exercises that provide learners with the skills that they need to configure and troubleshoot BGP networks in customer environments

Cisco® Configuring BGP on Cisco® Routers v4.0 (BGP)

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Learning Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe how to configure, monitor, and troubleshoot basic BGP to enable interdomain routing in a network scenario with multiple domains
  • Describe how to use BGP policy controls to influence the BGP route selection process in a network scenario In which you must support connections to multiple ISPs
  • Describe how to use BGP attributes to influence the route selection process in a network scenario where you must support multiple connections
  • Describe how to successfully connect the customer network to the Internet in a network scenario in which multiple connections must be implemented
  • Describe how to configure the service provider network to behave as a transit AS in a typical implementation with multiple BGP connections to other autonomous systems
  • Enable route reflection as possible solution to BGP scaling issues in a typical service provider network with multiple BGP connections to other autonomous systems
  • Describe the available BGP tools and features to optimize the scalability of the BGP routing protocol in a typical BGP network

     

    Course Details

    Course Outline

    1 - BGP Overview
  • Introducing BGP
  • Understanding BGP Path Attributes
  • Establishing BGP Sessions
  • Processing BGP Routes
  • Configuring Basic BGP
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting BGP
  • Lab 1-1: Initial Lab Setup
  • Lab 1-2: Configuring Basic BGP
  • 2 - 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
  • Lab 2-1: Configuring a Transit AS
  • 3 - Route Selection Using Policy Controls
  • Using Multihomed 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
  • Lab 3-1: Using Multihomed BGP Networks
  • Lab 3-2: Employing AS-Path Filters
  • Lab 3-3: Filtering with Prefix-Lists
  • Lab 3-4: Implementing Changes in BGP Policy
  • 4 - Route Selection Using Attributes
  • Influencing BGP Route Selection with Weights
  • Setting BGP Local Preference
  • Using AS-Path Prepending
  • Understanding BGP Multi-Exit Discriminators
  • Addressing BGP Communities
  • Lab 4-1: Influencing BGP Route Selection with Weights
  • Lab 4-2: Setting BGP Local Preference
  • Lab 4-3: Understanding BGP Multi-Exit Discriminators
  • Lab 4-4: Addressing BGP Communities
  • 5 - Customer-to-Provider Connectivity with BGP
  • Understanding Customer-to-Provider Connectivity Requirements
  • Implementing Customer Connectivity Using Static Routing
  • Connecting a Multihomed Customer to a Single Service Provider
  • Connecting a Multihomed Customer to Multiple Service Providers
  • 6 - Scaling Service Provider Networks
  • Scaling IGP and BGP in Service Provider Networks
  • Introducing Route Reflectors
  • Designing Networks with Route Reflectors
  • Configuring and Monitoring Route Reflectors
  • Introducing Confederations
  • Configuring and Monitoring Confederations
  • Lab 6-1: Introducing Route Reflectors
  • Lab 6-2: Configuring and Monitoring Confederations
  • 7 - Optimizing BGP Scalability
  • Improving BGP Convergence
  • Limiting the Number of Prefixes Received from a BGP Neighbor
  • Implementing BGP Peer Groups
  • Using BGP Route Dampening
  • Lab 7-1: Limiting the Number of Prefixes Received from a BGP Neighbor
  • Lab 7-2: Implementing BGP Peer Groups
  • Lab 7-3: Using BGP Route Dampening
  • Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

    Who is it For?

    Target Audience

    The primary audience for this course is as follows:

    This course is intended primarily for network administrators, network engineers, network managers and systems engineers who would like to implement BGP.

    The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

    This course is intended for network designers and project managers. The course is also recommended to all individuals preparing for BGP exam.

    Other Prerequisites

    The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

    Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Cisco IOS Software configuration

    Configuring and troubleshooting RIP, EIGRP, OSPF and IS-IS

    Cisco® Configuring BGP on Cisco® Routers v4.0 (BGP)

    Call | This course is CLC-Eligible
    Course Length : 5 Days

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