Thursday, August 12, 2010

EIGRP CE-PE Routing Protocol with MPLS Domain

EIGRP PE-CE routing protocol is used by service providers for customers who use EIGRP as their IGP routing protocol and, hence, prefer to use EIGRP to exchange routing information between the customer sites across an MPLS VPN backbone. In an MPLS VPN environment, to achieve this, the original EIGRP metrics must be carried inside MP-BGP updates. This is achieved by using BGP extended community attributes to carry and preserve EIGRP metrics when crossing the MP-iBGP domain. These communities define the intrinsic characteristics associated with EIGRP, such as the AS number or EIGRP cost metric like bandwidth, delay, load, reliability, and MTU.

BGP Extended Communities for EIGRP PE-CE Routing

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