BGP Advanced Tab
- Network > Virtual Router > BGP > Advanced
Advanced BGP settings include a variety of capabilities. You can run ECMP over multiple BGP autonomous systems. You can require eBGP peers to list their own AS as the first AS in an AS_PATH attribute (to prevent spoofed Update packets). You can configure BGP graceful restart, a means by which BGP peers indicate whether they can preserve forwarding state during a BGP restart to minimize the consequences of routes flapping (going up and down). You can configure route reflectors and AS confederations, which are two methods to avoid having a full mesh of BGP peerings in an AS. You can configure route dampening to prevent unnecessary router convergence when a BGP network is unstable and routes are flapping.
BGP Advanced Settings
ECMP Multiple AS Support
Select if you enable ECMP for a virtual router and you want to run ECMP over multiple BGP autonomous systems.
Enforce First AS for EBGP
Causes the firewall to drop an incoming Update packet from an eBGP peer that doesn’t list the eBGP peer’s own AS number as the first AS number in the AS_PATH attribute. This prevents BGP from further processing a spoofed or erroneous Update packet that arrives from an AS other than a neighboring AS. Default is enabled.
Activate the graceful restart option.
Reflector Cluster ID
Specify an IPv4 identifier to represent the reflector cluster. A route reflector (router) in an AS performs a role of re-advertising routes it learned to its peers (rather than require full mesh connectivity and all peers send routes to each other). The route reflector simplifies configuration.
Confederation Member AS
Specify the identifier for the AS confederation to be presented as a single AS to external BGP peers. Use a BGP confederation to divide autonomous systems into sub-autonomous systems and reduce full mesh peering.
Route dampening is a method that determine whether a route is suppressed from being advertised because it is flapping. Route dampening can reduce the number of times routers are forced to reconverge due to routes flapping. Settings include:
Delete ( ) profiles when you no longer need them.