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Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers (BGP)

 

Course Overview

This course provides students with in-depth knowledge of BGP, the routing protocol that is one of the underlying foundations of the Internet and new-world technologies such as Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS). This curriculum covers the theory of BGP, configuration of BGP on Cisco IOS routers, detailed troubleshooting information and hands-on exercises that provide students with the skills needed to configure and troubleshoot BGP networks in customer environments. Different service solutions in the curriculum cover BGP network design issues and usage rules for various BGP features preparing students to design and implement efficient, optimal and trouble free BGP networks.

The latest version of this instructor led training course contains a virtual lab model that allows each student to have their own pod and access the lab 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 90 days from the start of the course.

Who should attend

  • Channel Partners
  • Customers
  • Employees

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills necessary before attending this course are:

  • Completion of Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (ICND1) or the Cisco CCNA®certification
  • Completion of Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) or equivalent

Course Objectives

Following completion of this course, you will 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 route selection process in a network scenario where 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.
  • Implement the correct BGP configuration to successfully connect the customer network to the Internet in a network scenario where you must support multiple connections
  • Enable the provider network to behave as a transit autonomous system in a typical service provider network with multiple BGP connections to other autonomous systems
  • Identify common BGP scaling issues and enable route reflection and confederations as possible solutions to these issues in a typical service provider network with multiple BGP connections to other autonomous systems

Outline: Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers (BGP)

BGP Overview

  • Introducing BGP
  • Understanding BGP Path Attributes
  • Establishing BGP Sessions
  • Processing BGP Routes
  • Configuring Basic BGP
  • 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
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting IBGP in a Transit AS

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

Route Selection Using Attributes

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

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

Scaling Service Provider Networks

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

Optimizing BGP Scalability

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

Labs:

  • Discovery 1: Configure Basic BGP
  • Discovery 2: Announcing Networks in BGP
  • Discovery 3: Implement BGP TTL Security Check
  • Discovery 4: BGP Route Propagation
  • Discovery 5: IBGP Full Mesh
  • Discovery 6: BGP Administrative Distance
  • Discovery 7: Configure Non-Transit Autonomous System
  • Discovery 8: Filtering Customer Prefixes
  • Discovery 9: Prefix-Based Outbound Route Filtering
  • Discovery 10: Configure Route Maps as BGP Filters
  • Discovery 11: Configure Per-Neighbor Weights
  • Discovery 12: Configure and Monitor Local Preference
  • Discovery 13: Configure Local Preference Using Route Maps
  • Discovery 14: Configure AS Path Prepending
  • Discovery 15: Configure MED
  • Discovery 16: Configure Local Preference Using the Communities
  • Discovery 17: Configure Route Reflector
  • Discovery 18: Configure BGP Route Limiting
  • Discovery 19: Configure BGP Peer Groups
  • Discovery 20: Configure BGP Route Dampening
  • Challenge 1: Configure a Basic BGP Network
  • Challenge 2: Configure a BGP Transit AS
  • Challenge 3: Configure BGP Using BGP Filtering
  • Challenge 4: Configure BGP Route Selection Using BGP Attributes
  • Challenge 5: Configure BGP Route Reflectors
Online Training

Duration 5 days

Price
  • US$ 3,995
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 40 CLC
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Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 3,995
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 40 CLC
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  • Cisco Learning Credits: 8 CLC
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