BGP Route Reflector - Route Server, Router, etc

Randy Bush randy at
Sat Jan 14 03:46:24 UTC 2017

> Scaling in this context is simply adding more and more routers and
> needing/wanting to avoid configuring full mesh iBGP due to the
> administrative burden of maintaining the growing size of full mesh
> topology. In one particular network in question, I have 11 routers
> fully meshed and need to add several more over the coming 6-12 months,
> possibly adding as many as 10 more routers in that time span. I'd
> prefer not to continue doing full mesh.

if those numbers were x 10 or more, 'scaling' becomes a concern.

the way to add to an ibgp mesh or any other topology, including those
with rrs, is automation.

> As for 7206VXR with NPE-G1 or G2 cards, we have many sitting in a
> decommissioned state on shelves

i suspect there is a reason.


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