I needed to configure address-family ipv4 under my bgp process in order to try and get unequal cost load-balancing up and running.
I noticed that this has changed the look of my bgp configuration quite a bit.
I still have all my bgp peers defined, described, and version 4 above the line; but then... below the address-family ipv4 i have all of the individual attributes for each peer.
Can anyone tell me what the differences are for running bgp with and without the ipv4-family command?
thanks ver much for your help
You don't necesseraly need to configure an address-family ipv4 as this is the default address family when you configure a neighbor in global BGP configuration mode. The address-family statement is only required when you need to run multiple address families.
If you only run ipv4 then you can configure everything in BGP global configuration mode.
Hope this helps,