Layer 3 Configuration – BGP


Manage BGP


Selecting Overview → Manage → Layer 3 → Manage BGP displays the Manage BGP dashboard with a list of any existing BGP settings.


Select the desired Fabric from the left side navigation bar and the dashboard updates showing all BGP entries from all switches within the Fabric.


The dashboard displays a list of existing BGP entries by Switch and selected vRouter. Additional parameters include: neighbor, remote-as, bfd, update-source, ebgp-multihop and route-reflector-client.


You sort the list of entries in the dashboard using the up / down arrows above each of the columns to sort the information as needed.




Fabric Manage Layer 3 BGP Fabric Dashboard


Select the desired switch from the fabric and the dashboard updates automatically with BGP settings.


The dashboard displays a list of existing BGP entries by neighbor network IP address and selected vRouter. Additional parameters include:  remote-as, bfd, update-source, ebgp-multihop and route-reflector-client.


You sort the list of entries in the dashboard using the up / down arrows above each of the columns to sort the information as needed.


BGP neighbors are added by selecting Add Border Gateway Protocol neighbor to vRouter.



Fabric Manage Layer 3 BGP Switch Dashboard


To delete a BGP entry use Delete by selecting the Cog icon. A confirmation message requires an acknowledgment to continue deletion.


Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without making any changes.


Delete BGP Entry Confirmation


Select the desired vRouter from the Select vRouter drop down list.


Manage Layer 3 BGP Select vRouter


The dashboard updates displaying the configuration of the selected vRouter.


You select the ---ALL--- parameter to display all vRouters. This option exists for both Fabric and individual switches.



Fabric Manage Layer 3 BGP Select ALL vRouters


To obtain detailed information about BGP click the IP address link under neighbor in the dashboard.


A Details window opens displaying the configuration information of the BGP neighbor.


Scroll through the list and click Close to return to the dashboard.


BGP neighbors are added by selecting Add Border Gateway Protocol neighbor to vRouter.



Fabric Manage Manage BGP Switch Details


To add a BGP neighbor click Add Border Gateway Protocol neighbor to vRouter and enter the configuration parameters which include:


  • neighbor – IP address for BGP neighbor
  • remote-as – BGP remote AS from 1 to 4294967295
  • update-source – IP address of BGP packets required for peering over loopback interface
  • ebgp-multihop – value for external BGP from 1 to 255



Manage Layer 3 BGP Add Neighbor


Click Save to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without saving any changes.


Additional field parameters are modified by clicking on the icon for Additional Fields.

Additional fields include:


  • weight – default weight value between 0 and 65535 for the neighbor's routes
  • password – password for MD5 BGP
  • interface – Interface to reach the neighbor
  • prefix-list-in – prefixes used for filtering
  • prefix-list-out – prefixes used for filtering outgoing packets
  • max-prefix – maximum number of prefixes
  • multi-protocol – Multi-protocol features
  • neighbor-keepalive-interval – BGP Keepalive interval (seconds)
  • neighbor-holdtime – BGP Holdtime (seconds)
  • route-map-in – route map in for nbr
  • route-map-out– route map out for nbr



Fabric Manager Manage Layer 3 BGP Add Neighbor Additional Parameters


Select to enable options include (may require accessing additional fields):


  • next-hop-self – BGP next hop is self or not
  • bfd – BFD protocol support for fault detection
  • default-originate – announce default routes to the neighbor or not
  • route-reflector-client – set as route reflector client
  • allowas-in –  Allow/reject routes with local AS in AS_PATH
  • override-capability – override capability
  • soft-reconfig-inbound – soft reset to reconfigure inbound traffic
  • max-prefix-warn-only – warn if the maximum number of prefixes is exceeded
  • bfd-multi-hop –  always use BFD multi-hop port for fault detection


Click Save to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without saving any changes.

Modify Border Gateway Protocol


To modify a BGP  use Edit by selecting the Cog icon to make changes to the BGP parameters which include:


  • remote-as – BGP remote AS from 1 to 4294967295
  • update-source – IP address of BGP packets required for peering over loopback interface
  • ebgp-multihop – value for external BGP from 1 to 255



Manage Layer 3 Modify BGP Neighbor


Click Save to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without saving any changes.


Additional field parameters are modified by clicking on the icon for Additional Fields.

Additional fields include:


  • weight – default weight value between 0 and 65535 for the neighbor's routes
  • password – password for MD5 BGP
  • interface – Interface to reach the neighbor
  • prefix-list-in – prefixes used for filtering
  • prefix-list-out – prefixes used for filtering outgoing packets
  • max-prefix – maximum number of prefixes
  • multi-protocol – Multi-protocol features
  • neighbor-keepalive-interval – BGP Keepalive interval (seconds)
  • neighbor-holdtime – BGP Holdtime (seconds)
  • route-map-in – route map in for nbr
  • route-map-out– route map out for nbr



Manage Layer 3 Modify BGP Neighbor Additional Parameters


Select to enable options include (may require accessing additional fields):


  • next-hop-self – BGP next hop is self or not
  • bfd – BFD protocol support for fault detection
  • default-originate – announce default routes to the neighbor or not
  • route-reflector-client – set as route reflector client
  • allowas-in –  Allow/reject routes with local AS in AS_PATH
  • override-capability – override capability
  • soft-reconfig-inbound – soft reset to reconfigure inbound traffic
  • max-prefix-warn-only – warn if the maximum number of prefixes is exceeded
  • bfd-multi-hop –  always use BFD multi-hop port for fault detection


Click Save to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without saving any changes.