New Training: Basic BGP IPv4 Configuration
In this 5-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeremy Cioara teaches you how to set up a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) configuration between multiple routers. Learn how to establish iBGP and eBGP peer sessions, how to advertise networks by using the BGP Network command, how to perform route redistribution between IGP and EGP protocols, and how to perform BGP route summarization. Watch this new Cisco training.
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This training includes:
- 5 videos
- 1.6 hours of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Introduction – Basic BGP IPv4 Configuration
- Initializing BGP and Forming Neighbors
- Advertising Networks using the BGP Network Command
- Redistributing Networks to and from BGP
- BGP Route Summarization
What is BGP Routing and Why is It Important?
BGP is the primary routing mechanism used today to route packets over the internet, making it a very important routing protocol to understand. In the simplest terms, BGP Routing can be thought of as GPS for packets traversing the internet. As packets are sent across the internet, it’s BGP that assesses the fastest, most efficient path that data packets can take and facilitates this packet transfer in the most speed-optimized manner possible.
BGP accomplishes this data transfer optimization through analyzing what are called Autonomous Systems or AS. To refer back to our GPS analogy, you can think of Autonomous Systems as different streets in a neighborhood, where many different houses reside on those streets. You can imagine, without good GPS, you may traverse an unoptimized path to finally stumble upon the house you're looking for. With GPS or BGP Routing, this routing mechanism will provide the shortest path by assessing the various routes associated with traversing different Autonomous Systems. BGP Routing is what allows us to traverse the internet today with the speed and scale required by modern society; without it, it could take much, much longer to use the internet for even the simplest task.