Cisco ACI Fabric Forwarding summary

Here’s a great summary of the ACI packet flow in conjunction with Spine and Leaf, a good watch if you have played with any of this technology, in any way. Thank you Lilian Quan. Very helpful 🙂

….and another good explanation, depending on the sex of your packet.

 

MP-eBGP Configuration

Some information on how to configure multiprotocol extended Border Gateway Protocol (MP-EBGP). Extended BGP allows for the transport of routing information for multiple network layer protocols IPv6, VPNv4, and others. MP-BGP allows you to have a unicast routing topology different from a multicast routing topology, which helps to control the network and resources.

In this example, the R1 and R3 routers are configured to be in AS 5500 forming iBGP. The R2 router is configured to be in AS 6500. The R1 and R2 routers communicate with each other using MP-EBGP.

MP-BGP Config