Chapter 11. BGP

Blueprint topics covered in this chapter:

This chapter covers the following subtopics from the Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching written exam blueprint. Refer to the full blueprint in Table I-1 in the Introduction for more details on the topics covered in each chapter and their context within the blueprint.

  • Protocol on Which BGP Peers Communicate

  • Next Hop

  • Peering

  • Troubleshooting a BGP Route That Will Not Install in the Routing Table

  • Routing Information Base (RIB) and Routing Protocol Interaction

This chapter covers what might be the single most important topic on both the CCIE Routing and Switching written and lab exams—Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Version 4. This chapter focuses on how BGP accomplishes its fundamental tasks:

  1. Forming neighbor ...

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