BGP Load Sharing dual ISPs

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Aug 18th, 2010
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I have a multihomed BGP connection to the internet. Two different providers. I'm trying to setup load sharing in order to send some traffic on each link. I found the documentation on Cisco's web site. My question is this.
If one of the links went down, would the other link pickup and route for the link that went down automatically...? I don't want to reconfigure the route map to send all the traffic to one ISP or the other if there is an outage on a particular link.

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kyukim Wed, 08/18/2010 - 14:47
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It will automatically failover to anther link and failback to loadsharing if link is up again If you configure using a config example #4 from

All routing decision is based on BGP path selection decision and you will have load-sharing and redundancy at same time with below config example.

interface Serial 0

ip address

no ip route-cache

interface Serial 1

ip address

no ip route-cache

router bgp 11

neighbor remote-as 10

neighbor route-map UPDATES-1 in

!--- This allows only the networks up to

neighbor remote-as 12

neighbor route-map UPDATES-2 in

!--- This allows anything above the network.


route-map UPDATES-1 permit 10

match ip address 1

set weight 100

route-map UPDATES-1 permit 20

match ip address 2

route-map UPDATES-2 permit 10

match ip address 1

route-map UPDATES-2 permit 20

match ip address 2

set weight 100

access-list 1 permit

access-list 2 deny

access-list 2 permit any


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