Junos OS and the Border Gateway Protocol

Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) is the only routing protocol capable of handling the number of subnets that exist on the public internet. This course teaches you the basics of using BGP, such as autonomous systems, attributes, and how to configure BGP.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 10, 2018
Duration
3h 10m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Jan 10, 2018
Duration
3h 10m
Description

The Internet is basically one huge network and a network of this size needs a scalable and reliable dynamic routing protocol that can handle the amount of subnets that exist on the Internet. There is only one routing protocol that is up to this task: The Border Gateway Protocol, more commonly known as BGP. In this course, Junos OS and the Border Gateway Protocol, you'll learn all you need to know in order to understand and configure this dynamic routing protocol in Junos OS. First, you'll explore the basics of BGP and autonomous systems. Next, you'll discover how BGP decides which path is the best path across a large network such as the internet. Finally, you'll gain knowledge of how to configure BGP in Junos OS. When you're finished with this course, you'll have the necessary skills and knowledge to configure and support the Border Gateway Protocol on Junos OS based devices.

About the author
About the author

Martin is a network security engineer with several years experience in various markets including retail and aerospace in many different countries and at the moment works for a UK based tier 1 service provider working with technology from Cisco, F5, Checkpoint, Infoblox, and, of course, Juniper.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Martin Brown, and welcome to my course, JNCIS-ENT: Border Gateway Protocol. In addition to being an author for Pluralsight, I'm also a network security engineer working for a tier 1 service provider. In this course, we take an in-depth look at the dynamic routing protocol, which is used to advertise prefixes onto the public internet, the Border Gateway Protocol, more commonly known as BGP. Some of the major topics that we will cover include an overview of autonomous systems, the types of messages that are transmitted between BGP peers, full mesh peering and how to avoid it, and how to configure BGP on Junos OS-based devices. By the end of this course, you'll not only have a better understanding of the origins of BGP, but you'll also have a greater awareness of how BGP finds the best path across the network with the use of BGP attributes. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the basics of configuring Junos OS, the Junos OS configuration hierarchy, the basics of IP addressing, and how routers make routing decisions. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn about the routing protocol that runs the internet, and how to configure it on Junos OS-based devices with the JNCIS-ENT: Border Gateway Protocol course at Pluralsight.