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MPLS TE Tunnel

Scenario:

Am running a TE Tunnel between two sites and BGP is running over this tunnel. If my TE tunnel breaks (Due to issues with one of the routers in the path) will there be a breakage in my BGP session too?

Note: TE Tunnel is not dynamic and we are running OSPF as the IGP.

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Re: MPLS TE Tunnel

Hello,

in case a TE tunnel drops normal IP routing will kick in. It will be like a normal interface going down from an IP routing perspective.

So I would not expect BGP sessions to be dropped, as far as you have IP connectivity even without the TE tunnels.

Hope this helps! Please rate all posts.

Regards, Martin

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Re: MPLS TE Tunnel

Hi mheusinger,

Thank you for the reply. But in the case which I had mentioned BGP went down for 22minutes and came up automatically.

Regards, Karthik

Re: MPLS TE Tunnel

Hello,

you definately should have a closer look into your MPLS TE and IGP design. Also I am not sure that MPLS TE is responsible for your 22 min. BGP outage. In case BGP comes back automatically, the question is, what changed and what prevented normal TCP connectivity. Why did the tunnel fail in the first place? What failed or changed in your network? Are you absolutely sure it did not affect IP connectivity?

The original answer remains: from an IP routing perspective a MPLS TE tunnel is just another link - if IP routing is even aware of it. If you have IP connectivity without TE BGP should not be affected.

Can you post the relevant BGP router config (incl. MPLS TE and at least core interfaces plus BGP)? This would allow for further investigation of your specific problem.

Hope this helps! Please rate all posts.

Regards, Martin

Re: MPLS TE Tunnel

Dear karthikrajeev,

breaks in the tunnel will not effect the BGP session if the OSPF have valid route toward the neighbor ip address (Loopback) even the primary route is reachable through the tunnel because the OSPF timers will find a backup path before the TCP session timeout.

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Best Regards,

Mounir Mohamed

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