NG-mVPN is a next-generation multicast distribution technology that is predominantly used in service provider networks and addresses scalability and manageability issues associated with the previous generation of SP Multicast VPN (Draft Rosen).
In this article, we will review EVPN MPLS Port-Based VLAN-Aware Bundle Service configuration example using Juniper MX devices. As per Port-Based VLAN-Aware service definition in RFC7432, all of the VLANs on the port are part of the same service and are mapped to a single bundle without any VID translation.
One of the common questions asked by people who begin their BGP journey is related to BGP ‘Next-Hop Self’ configuration option. What does it do? Should I use it on my network? What will happen if I forget to configure it? Today we’ll try to answer these questions. Continue reading “BGP Next-Hop Self Explained”
As a BGP admin, you will often need to make decisions on the ways to partition your IP Space, which routes to advertise to the Internet and which routes to suppress.
Ideally, you’d want to aggregate your IPv4/IPv6 Space as much as possible, by only advertising aggregate prefixes (also known as supernets and summary routes) to the Internet. Practically, this would mean that your Autonomous System (AS) will originate IP prefixes assigned to you by Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) or delegated to you by Upstream Providers, while suppressing all other advertisements. If everybody were to follow this rule, the Internet routing table would be much smaller and we would not have issues with FIB exhaustion. Continue reading “Advertising Aggregates Routes”