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Configuring BGP

BGP, the abbreviation for Border Gateway Protocol, is a routing that is used to exchange dynamic routing information among the autonomous systems. Autonomous system means the router and network group under the control of a management institute. When BGP runs within the autonomous system, it is called IBGP (Internal Border Gateway Protocol); when BGP runs between the autonomous systems, it is called EBGP (External Border Gateway Protocol).

Basic

To configure a basic process, take the following steps:

  1. Select Network > Routing > BGP .
  2. Select a VR from the Virtual Router drop-down list. The default VR is "trust-vr".
  3. In the Basic tab, enter the basic information of BGP.

  4. Click OK to save the configurations. The newly-created neighbor router will be displayed in the list.

Neighbor List

To view the created neighbor router, take the following steps:

  1. Select Network > Routing > BGP.
  2. In the Neighbor List tab, view the information of neighbor routers.

    • Neighbor IP: Displays the IP address of the neighbor router.
    • AS: Displays the autonomous system number of the neighbor router.
    • Remote Router ID: When the neighbor router is connected with the peer router, the router ID of the peer router will be displayed.
    • BGP Type: Displays the running type of BGP. When BGP runs between different AS, it displays as EBGP; when BGP runs within an AS, it displays as IBGP.
    • State: Displays the status of connection between the neighbor router and its router, including Idle, Connect, Active, OpenSent, OpenConfirm and Established.

Delete BGP

To delete the BGP process, take the following steps:

  1. Select Network > Routing > BGP.
  2. Click the Delete BGP button, and all BGP configurations will be deleted.