Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching: Implement BGP

This course prepares candidates for the BGP section of the CCIE Routing and Switching written exam 400-101, and will provide CCIE candidates with a strong level of foundational knowledge in BGP needed to begin studying for the CCIE routing and switching lab exam.
Course info
Rating
(35)
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jan 16, 2014
Duration
5h 4m
Table of contents
Introduction to the Course
BGP Foundations
Constructing the BGP Table
BGP Best Path Selection
BGP Route Manipulations
BGP Route Filtering
Route Reflectors and Confederations
Multi-Protocol BGP
Description
Course info
Rating
(35)
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jan 16, 2014
Duration
5h 4m
Description

The primary goals of this course are to prepare candidates for the BGP section of the CCIE Routing and Switching written exam, as well as to provide CCIE candidates with a strong level of foundational knowledge in BGP routing needed to begin studying for the CCIE routing and switching lab exam. At the end of the course, a student should feel confident in his or her knowledge of the BGP based topics covered by the CCIE routing and switching written exam, and will have the fundamental knowledge necessary to begin their longer journey to passing the CCIE lab exam. Please note the course is not designed to fully prepare a candidate to sit the CCIE lab exam, but rather to prepare a candidate to pass the written exam and as a stepping stone into lab exam preparation. More information about the CCIE program can be found at http://www.cisco.com/go/ccie

About the author
About the author

Joe Astorino is Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) #24347. He has over ten years experience working in several large scale enterprise network environments as a key part of several high profile, highly visible network teams for organizations.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

BGP Foundations
Welcome to Pluralsight everybody. My name is Joe Astorino, CCIE number 24347, and I'd like to welcome you today to this module on BGP Foundations. Now in this particular module we're going to go back to basics of BGP, take a high-level overview at the protocol, what exactly it's used for. And then we're going to dig in to some of the technical details surrounding BGP peerings as far as behavior of eBGP versus iBGP, how to configure some basic BGP peerings. What the states and messages types look like. We'll look at some authentication. And finally we'll jump into our lab and actually configure our BGP peerings that we're going to be with throughout the rest of the course. So let's jump right in to BGP.

Constructing the BGP Table
Welcome to Pluralsight everybody. This is Joe Astorino, CCIE Number 24347 and I'd like to welcome you today to our Constructing the BGP Table module as part of our implementing BGP course here at Pluralsight. Now this module's going to be all about, as the title says here, the BGP Table. So specially, what are all the different ways we can use to get routing information into the BGP table? So that ultimately our BGP-speaking router can select a valid and best path and advertise routes out. And also add these valid and best paths into the routing table. So we're going to look at the ways we do that. How we get routing information into the BGP table. And we're also going to look at the specifics of those prefixes, as far as the specific BGP path attributes. So let's jump right in.

BGP Best Path Selection
Welcome to Pluralsight everybody. This is Joe Astorino CCIE Number 24347 and in this particular module we're going to be taking a detailed look at the dreaded BGP Best Path Selection Algorithm. So if you've been watching this course from the beginning, we've already talked about how BGP specifically adds prefixes into the BGP table, via the network command or redistribution, or from learning them from BGP peers. And we've kind of alluded to this fact that based on different BGP path attributes and this BGP best path selection algorithm that's going to be how BGP determines a valid and best path and ultimately decides which prefixes go to our routing table and which ones we advertise. So now it's time to dig into the gory details and look at, finally, this BGP best path selection algorithm.

BGP Route Manipulations
Welcome to Pluralsight everybody; this is Joe Astorino, CCIE#24347, and I'd like to welcome you today to our module on BGP Route Manipulations. That's right, so we've talked about all the theory as far as how we can manipulate our different BGP paths, here, our different BGP routes through all of our different BGP path attributes, and now it's time to put the theory into practice, jump into the lab, and start configuring things. So in particular we're going to look at some of the most common ways we can use to influence routing outbound to an autonomous system, as well as inbound to an autonomous system using a variety of different techniques and BGP path attribute manipulations. So let's jump into the lab and get started configuring this stuff.

BGP Route Filtering
Welcome to Pluralsight everybody. My name is Joe Astorino CCIE# 24347, and I'd like to welcome you today to our module on BGP route filtering as part of our implementing BGP course here for the CCIE routing and switching written exam. Now this is the module where we're going to talk all about how do we filter; what are the specific technical ways we can filter BGP prefixes, either inbound or outbound, to our BGP speaking routers; and we're going to look at many, many different ways to go ahead and accomplish that task. So let's jump right in to BGP route filtering.

Route Reflectors and Confederations
Welcome to Pluralsight everybody. My name's Joe Astorino, CCIE# 24347 and I'd like to welcome you today to our module on route reflectors and confederations, two of the tools we have in our tool box to scale our iBGP deployments. We're going to take a look at both of these today in this module, talk a little bit about the theory behind them, as well as the configuration of these two features. And we'll also look briefly at configuring them in our lab environment here today.

Multi-Protocol BGP
Welcome to Pluralsight everybody. My name is Joe Astorino, CCIE# 24347, and in this module we're going to be talking a little bit about Multiprotocol BGP. Now we're going to discuss a little bit about Multiprotocol BGP, what it is, why is was developed, what it's used for. Then we're talk a little bit about the technicalities of how we implement Multiprotocol BGP, and finally we'll look at a quick configuration of how we do this on the command line of a Cisco router. So let's get started.