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Perfomance comparison among router-reflector, Confed., full-mesh

In BGP, imagine if you need to setup redundancy on BGP speakers:

Which mechanism offers better performance: full-mesh, confederations or router reflectors?

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Re: Perfomance comparison among router-reflector, Confed., full-

Hello Marlon,

full mesh is simply not scalable

for N routers it requires to setup N*(N-1)/2 iBGP sessions.

if N=100 it would mean 4950 that is not possible on a single device !

BGP Route Reflector servers are the most used solution to overcome full mesh limitations.

to be noted that BGP confederations and Route Reflector servers can be combined used together in very big service providers networks.

in big environments the performance challenges are moved to the devices acting as route reflector servers

different strategies can be used to get even better scalability:

multiple levels of Reflection

using different groups of route reflector servers with different objectives: like RRS for internet routes, others for internal routes, others for MPLS VPNv4 routes (eventually partitioned)

Hope to help

Giuseppe

Messaggio modificato da giuslar

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Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Perfomance comparison among router-reflector, Confed., full-

Hello Marlon,

full mesh is simply not scalable

for N routers it requires to setup N*(N-1)/2 iBGP sessions.

if N=100 it would mean 4950 that is not possible on a single device !

BGP Route Reflector servers are the most used solution to overcome full mesh limitations.

to be noted that BGP confederations and Route Reflector servers can be combined used together in very big service providers networks.

in big environments the performance challenges are moved to the devices acting as route reflector servers

different strategies can be used to get even better scalability:

multiple levels of Reflection

using different groups of route reflector servers with different objectives: like RRS for internet routes, others for internal routes, others for MPLS VPNv4 routes (eventually partitioned)

Hope to help

Giuseppe

Messaggio modificato da giuslar

Re: Perfomance comparison among router-reflector, Confed., full-

Giuseppe is being generous again, especially on the techniques to scale RSS's.

'Messaggio modificato da giuslar'? If you keep doing this Giuseppe, I might learn some Italian here! :-)

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: Perfomance comparison among router-reflector, Confed., full-

Hello Maria,

in new forums you can modify your posts without the 20 minutes limitation of before so I tested this feature by checking a flag.

I thought the sentence would appear in english but it didn't happen

thanks for your kind remarks

Best Regards

Giuseppe

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