The focus of this chapter is tuning BGP performance. There is some ambiguity as to what exactly is meant by BGP performance, because BGP performance has several aspects. This chapter divides BGP performance tuning into two major categories:
• BGP convergence from an uninitialized state
• BGP network performance
BGP convergence from an uninitialized state is an aspect of BGP performance concerned with how quickly BGP can converge from an empty Routing Information Base (RIB). Performance tuning is focused on optimizing the transport mechanisms and updating generation facilities. ...