Introduction In todays networks, reliability is critical. Reliability needs to be high and convergence needs to be fast. There are several ways of detecting network failure but not all of them scale. This post takes a look at different methods
Scaling PEs in MPLS VPN – Route Target Constraint (RTC)
Introduction In any decent sized service provider or even an enterprise network running MPLS VPN, it will most likely be using Route Reflectors (RR). As described in a previous post iBGP fully meshed does not really scale. By default all
iBGP – Fully meshed vs Route Reflection
Intro This post looks at the pros and cons with BGP Route Reflection compared to running an iBGP full mesh. Full mesh Because iBGP routes are not propagated to iBGP sessions there must be a full mesh inside the BGP
BGP wedgies – Why isn’t my routing policy having effect?
Intro Brian McGahan from INE introduced me to something interesting the other day. BGP wedgie, what is that? I had never heard of it before although I’ve heard of such things occuring. A BGP wedgie is when a BGP configuration