To use BGP on a virtual router, you must enable BGP
and configure the Router ID and AS Number; enabling BFD is optional.
Select to enable BGP.
Enter the IP address to assign to the virtual
Enter the number of the AS to which the
virtual router belongs, based on the router ID (range is 1 to 4,294,967,295).
To enable Bidirectional Forwarding Detection
(BFD) for BGP globally for the virtual router on a PA-5200 Series, PA-7000
Series, or VM-Series firewall, select one of the following:
an existing BFD profile on the firewall
New BFD Profile
to disable BFD for all BGP interfaces
on the virtual router; you cannot enable BFD for a single BGP interface.
If you enable or disable BFD globally, all
interfaces running BGP are taken down and brought back up with the
BFD function, which can disrupt BGP traffic. Therefore, enable BFD
on BGP interfaces during an off-peak time when reconvergence does
not impact production traffic.