New Training: Basic BGP IPv6 Configuration
In this 5-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeremy Cioara teaches you how to configure Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) in order to form neighbor relationships and advertise networks on an IPv6 network. Watch this new Cisco training.
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This training includes:
- 5 videos
- 1.2 hours of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Introduction – Basic BGP IPv6 Configuration
- Activating IPv6 BGP Neighbor Sessions
- Advertising IPv6 Networks using BGP
- Redistributing IPv6 Networks to and from BGP
- BGP IPv6 Route Summarization
How BGP Works in IPv6
Border Gateway Protocol, or BGP, is the routing protocol used to direct traffic across the internet, and is essentially what makes the internet work. Although far from being the only routing protocol in existence, it is certainly the most popular. Others, such as OSPF, RIP, and EIGRP allow routers to advertise adjacent networks, and BGP is primarily used to propagate access to these networks globally.
BGP operates using the concept of Peering, where two routers establish a direct connection and become BGP peers. Once a BGP session has been established, routing information is exchanged via TCP, widely recognized as a reliable, error-free, connection-oriented protocol.
One of the reasons for BGP's popularity is that it can handle both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic in the same version. Routing protocols like OSPF and RIP require different versions for each, which give BGP a tremendous edge during the ongoing transition between IPv4 and IPv6.