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

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.

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:

  • 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 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



    Channel Partners/Resellers


    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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