This chapter covers the following topics:
Basic BGP Configuration Commands—Describes the commands for forming BGP neighbor relationships and advertising networks.
Managing and Verifying the BGP Configuration—Describes the common BGP commands used to view the status of BGP neighbor relationships and the routes learned through these relationships.
Resetting Neighbors—Describes the methods for resetting BGP neighbor relationships.
This chapter details the basic configuration of BGP: how to configure iBGP and eBGP neighbor relationships, how to advertise routes, and how to summarize routes. You also learn how to display the status of BGP neighbor relationships, the routes learned via BGP neighbor relationships, and how to reset BGP neighbor relationships. Once you master the content of this chapter, the remaining topics in BGP consist of advanced methods for performing policy routing.
The purpose of the "Do I Know This Already?" quiz is to help you decide what parts of this chapter to use. If you already intend to read the entire chapter, you do not necessarily need to answer these questions now.
The 11-question quiz, derived from the major sections in the "Foundation Topics" portion of the chapter, helps you determine how to spend your limited study time.
Table 15-1 outlines the major topics discussed in this chapter and the "Do I Know This Already?" quiz questions that correspond to those topics.
|Foundation Topics Section||Questions Covered in This Section||Score|
|Basic BGP Configuration Commands||1–6|
|Managing and Verifying the BGP Configuration||7–8|
The goal of self-assessment is to gauge your mastery of the topics in this chapter. If you do not know the answer to a question or are only partially sure of the answer, you should mark this question wrong for purposes of the self-assessment. Giving yourself credit for an answer you correctly guess skews your self-assessment results and might provide you with a false sense of security.
|1.||What is the purpose of the network command?
|2.||What is the purpose of the neighbor command?
|3.||Which command enables the BGP process?
|4.||Which IP is used for the source address of BGP traffic in the absence of the command update-source?
|5.||BGP next hop is (by default) set to which of the following?
|6.||How can you tell which neighbors are iBGP?
|7.||Which command is used to show the BGP connections between peers?
|8.||Which command is used to show the number of prefixes learned from a BGP neighbor?
|9.||What is the purpose of the command clear ip bgp *?
|10.||Which of the following techniques can be entered at both ends of a BGP connection to resend BGP updates so that routing policy may be reapplied?
|11.||Which technique allows policies to be reapplied without destroying the existing peering?
The answers to the "Do I Know This Already?" quiz are found in Appendix A, "Answers to Chapter 'Do I Know This Already?' Quizzes and Q&A Sections." The suggested choices for your next step are as follows: