Cisco® Configuring BGP on Cisco® Routers (BGP)

Course Overview

This course 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.

Who Should Attend

Employee Customer Channel Partners/Resellers

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Configure, monitor and troubleshoot basic BGP to enable interdomain routing.
  • Use BGP policy controls to influence the route selection process with minimal impact on BGP route processing
  • Use BGP attributes to influence the route selection process
  • Identify common BGP scaling issues and enable route reflection and confederations as possible solutions to these issues
  • Use available BGP tools and features to optimize the scalability of the BGP routing protocol Technical Features of the Course include the following:
  • BGP
  • Transit AS
  • AS-Path
  • Route Reflectors
  • BGP Scalability Certification BGP is part of the CCIP track (BGP exam is 642-661)

    Course Prerequisites

    Other Prerequisites

    The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course include the following: • Knowledge and skill level equal to Cisco CCNA® certification. • Knowledge and experience of the implementation and verification of routing technologies as offered by the ROUTE course or equivalent skills and knowledge.

    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

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    Price: $3,495.00
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