Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) LiveLessons (Downloadable Video)

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  • ISBN-10: 1-58714-489-1
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9+ Hours of Video Instruction

In this LiveLessons course, Jeff Doyle provides a practical introduction to Border Gateway Protocol for anyone wishing to understand the basics of BGP on Cisco Routers.

BGP LiveLessons provides a solid understanding of Border Gateway Protocol for anyone wishing to understand the basics of BGP on Cisco Routers. After introducing the fundamental concepts of inter-AS routing and the functions and attributes of Border Gateway Protocol, BGP LiveLessons goes further, offering a sophisticated exploration of BGP-based routing policies so you can access a deeper understanding of the topics. This course is perfect for networking professionals and CCIP and CCIE certification candidates, including those taking the 642-885 SPADVROUTE exam.

About the Instructor

Jeff Doyle, CCIE #1919, is president of Jeff Doyle and Associates, Inc. He specializes in IP routing protocols, MPLS, and IPv6 and has designed or assisted in the design of large-scale IP service provider networks throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. He is the author of Routing TCP/IP Volumes I and II (Cisco Press), among other books and articles.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Basic BGP concepts and autonomous systems
  • BGP attributes and the decision process
  • BGP configuration scaling, policy scaling, and topology scaling

Who Should Take This Course

  • Working engineers in the Enterprise space who want to expand their knowledge of the Service Provider space
  • CCIP and CCIE candidates seeking a first exposure to BGP
  • IT managers in need of a quick understanding of BGP concepts to better manage their engineering teams
  • Engineers familiar with BGP on other operating systems who wish to learn BGP configuration with IOS

Course Requirements

  • Understanding of routing concepts
  • Understanding of IP IGPs
  • Understanding of IPv4 addresses
  • A basic understanding of Cisco IOS usage (although not entirely necessary)

Table of Contents

Part 1—Basic BGP Configuration (1 hour 35 minutes)

Lesson 1: Basic BGP Concepts

Lesson 1.1: Basic concepts

Lesson 1.2 Autonomous systems

Lesson 2: Configuring an EBGP Peering Session

Lesson 2.1: Basic elements for establishing a simple BGP session between two peers.

Lesson 2.2: Understanding “show” commands and BGP session states

Lesson 3: Configuring an IBGP Peering Session

Lesson 3.1: Understanding a BGP session between peers in the same AS are discussed

Lesson 3.2: Using a topology with multiple routers within the same AS

Lesson 4: Configuring Multihop EBGP

Lesson 4.1: Using multihop EBGP

Lesson 5: Route Exchange over BGP

Lesson 5.1: Understanding methods for specifying prefixes to be advertised over a BGP session

Lesson 5.2: The routing information databases (RIBs) used by BGP

Lesson 6: Route Aggregation

Lesson 6.1: Methods for advertising aggregated prefixes

Part 2—BGP Policy (2 hours)

Lesson 7: Basic BGP Policy Concepts

Lesson 7.1: BGP Attributes

Lesson 7.2: The Decision

Lesson 8: Route and Prefix Filters

Lesson 8.1: Using Prefix filters

Lesson 8.2: Using Route filters

Lesson 9: AS_Path Filters

Lesson 9.1: Using AS_PATH filters and their application

Lesson 10: Route Maps

Lesson 10:1: Understanding Route Maps as a primary tool for specifying route policies and manipulating BGP path attributes.

Lesson 10:2: Understanding the basic building blocks of route maps

Lesson 11: Using the LOCAL_PREF Attribute

Lesson 11:1: Using the LOCAL-PREF attribute

Lesson 11.2: Configuring LOCAL-PREF

Lesson 12: Using the MED Attribute

Lesson 12.1: Using the MED attribute

Lesson 12.2: Configuring the MED attribute

Lesson 13: AS_PATH Prepending

Lesson 13.1: Understanding AS_PATH prepending

Lesson 13.2: Configuring an AS_PATH prepending policy

Part 3—BGP Scaling (2 hours 10 minutes)

Lesson 14: Basic BGP Scaling Concepts

Lesson 14.1: Understanding basic scaling tools

Lesson 15: Managing Policy Changes

Lesson 15.1: Using BGP session resets destabilizing BGP and the BGP route refresh message

Lesson 16: BGP Communities

Lesson 16.1: Understanding the community attribute

Lesson 16.2: Understanding configuration of policies

Lesson 17: Session and Policy Templates

Lesson 17.1: Using peer groups, configuration, and the problem with peer groups

Lesson 17.2: Session templates

Lesson 17.3: Policy templates

Lesson 18: Using Private AS Numbers

Lesson 18.1: Understanding Private AS Numbers

Lesson 19: Route Reflectors

Lesson 19.1: Introducing route reflectors

Lesson 19.2: Configuring a basic route reflection group cluster

Lesson 20: Confederations

Lesson 20.1: Introducing confederations as another tool for scaling IBGP topologies

Lesson 20.2: Configuring a simple confederation

Lesson 21: Route Dampening

Lesson 21.1: Understanding route dampening as a tool for scaling an AS

Lesson 21.2: Configuring and Example and Demonstrating the effects of the configured dampening on an unstable prefix.

Lesson 22: Mutiprotocol BGP (M-BGP)

Lesson 22.1: Introduction to M-BGP

Lesson 22.2: Configuring M-BGP

About LiveLessons

This video product is part of the Cisco Press LiveLesson Series. The video products in this series present expert training from industry-leading instructors and technologists. This dynamic learning environment combines animations, screencasts, and audio instruction to help users bridge the gap between conceptual knowledge and hands on application. View all LiveLessons at: http://www.ciscopress.com/livelessons

Table of Contents

Part 1 – Basic BGP Configuration

Lesson 1: Basic BGP Concepts

Lesson 1.1: Basic concepts

Lesson 1.2 Autonomous systems

Lesson 2: Configuring an EBGP Peering Session

Lesson 2.1: Basic elements for establishing a simple BGP session between two peers.

Lesson 2.2: Understanding “show” commands and BGP session states

Lesson 3: Configuring an IBGP Peering Session

Lesson 3.1: Understanding a BGP session between peers in the same AS are discussed

Lesson 3.2: Using a topology with multiple routers within the same AS

Lesson 4: Configuring Multihop EBGP

Lesson 4.1: Using multihop EBGP

Lesson 5: Route Exchange over BGP

Lesson 5.1: Understanding methods for specifying prefixes to be advertised over a BGP session

Lesson 5.2: The routing information databases (RIBs) used by BGP

Lesson 6: Route Aggregation

Lesson 6.1: Methods for advertising aggregated prefixes

Part 2 – BGP Policy

Lesson 7: Basic BGP Policy Concepts

Lesson 7.1: BGP Attributes

Lesson 7.1: The Decision

Lesson 8: Route and Prefix Filters

Lesson 8.1:  Using Prefix filters

Lesson 8.2: Using Route filters

Lesson 9: AS_Path Filters

Lesson 9.1: Using AS_PATH filters and their application

Lesson 10: Route Maps

Lesson 10:1: Understanding Route Maps as a primary tool for specifying route policies and manipulating BGP path attributes.

Lesson 10:2: Understanding the basic building blocks of route maps

Lesson 11: Using the LOCAL_PREF Attribute

Lesson 11:1: Using the LOCAL-PREF attribute

Lesson 11.2: Configuring LOCAL-PREF

Lesson 12: Using the MED Attribute

Lesson 12.1: Using the MED attribute

Lesson 12.2: Configuring the MED attribute

Lesson 13: AS_PATH Prepending

Lesson 13.1: Understanding AS_PATH prepending

Lesson 13.2: Configuring an AS_PATH prepending policy

Part 3 – BGP Scaling

Lesson 14: Basic BGP Scaling Concepts

Lesson 14.1: Understanding basic scaling tools

Lesson 15: Managing Policy Changes

Lesson 15.1: Using BGP session resets destabilizing BGP and the BGP route refresh message

Lesson 16: BGP Communities

Lesson 16.1: Understanding the community attribute

Lesson 16.2: Understanding configuration of policies

Lesson 17: Session and Policy Templates

Lesson 17.1: Using peer groups, configuration, and the problem with peer groups

Lesson 17.2: Session templates

Lesson 17.3: Policy templates

Lesson 18: Using Private AS Numbers

Lesson 18.1: Understanding Private AS Numbers

Lesson 19: Route Reflectors

 Lesson 19.1: Introducing route reflectors

Lesson 19.2: Configuring a basic route reflection group cluster

Lesson 20: Confederations

Lesson 20.1: Introducing  confederations as another tool for scaling IBGP topologies

Lesson 20.2:  Configuring a simple confederation

Lesson 21: Route Dampening

Lesson 21.1: Understanding route dampening as a tool for scaling an AS

Lesson 21.2: Configuring and Example and Demonstrating the effects of the configured dampening on an unstable prefix.

Lesson 22: Multiprotocol BGP (MBGP)

Lesson 22.1: Introduction to M-BGP
Lesson 22.2: Configuring M-BGP

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