Cisco ROUTE 2.0: Implementing Basic BGP Operations

Anyone wishing to obtain real-world routing knowledge, and those that are considering CCNP and CCIP certification. This learning path’s discussion of routing could also benefit early CCIE Routing and Switching candidates. Students completing the ROUTE 2.0 learning path should have a solid foundation in routing fundamentals, Cisco IOS basics, and Cisco routing basics. Attending the ICND1 and ICND2 classes or having the CCNA certification will fulfill these expectations.


Expected Duration
110 minutes

After successful configuration, BGP will be able to establish a neighbor relationship, set the next-hop address, set the source IP address of a BGP update, and announce networks to other BGP routers. A router that is running BGP goes through several neighbor states through which BGP progresses to establish a BGP session, and offers hints for troubleshooting BGP, because the session can be stuck in the SIA or idle state. This course explains EBGP and IBGP configuration, as well as authentication between neighbors. This course also describes basic BGP configuration, and shows how to use the show and debug commands to monitor BGP operation.


Neighbor Relationships

  • start the course
  • describe a BGP neighbor relationship
  • describe an EBGP neighbor relationship
  • describe an IBGP neighbor relationship
  • identify requirements for basic BGP configuration
  • Building BGP Relationships

  • enable a BGP neighbor relationship
  • recognize how to advertise a network in BGP
  • identify the function of the network command
  • recognize the information that can be viewed using the show ip bgp command
  • identify the purpose of the show ip bgp neighbors command
  • match the BGP session state with its description
  • Configuring BGP Neighbors

  • configure a BGP neighbor
  • recognize how to control the IBGP next-hop behavior
  • describe why a BGP router would remain in the active state
  • identify the ways BGP can maintain session resilience
  • identify the tasks in sourcing BGP from a loopback address
  • configure a BGP router to set the next-hop address to itself when advertising prefixes
  • source IBGP packets from a Loopback 0 address
  • verify BGP advertised routes
  • recognize when EBGP multihop is used
  • identify the ways in which a BGP update can be triggered
  • Practice: Implementing Basic BGP

  • configure BGP




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