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This guide provides instructions on how to configure BGP for your site to advertise the Virtual IP (VIP) routes. The F5® Distributed Cloud Services platform supports BGP along with the virtual site functionality to enable BGP peering for a large number of sites with ease and reduced complexity.
To know more about virtual sites, see Virtual Sites.
- A valid Account is required.
Note: In case you do not have an account, see Create an Account.
- One or more registered sites in the enterprise tenant.
Note: If you do not have a registered site, see How-to Create a Site.
- ASN Standard Supported: 4-byte BGP ASN nomenclature. [RFC 4893]
The following figure shows the sequence of steps in enabling BGP for a site to publish VIP routes:
Enabling BGP to publish routes includes performing the following sequence of actions:
|Create Virtual Networks||Create virtual networks representing inside and outside networks.|
|Create Network Interface||Create network interfaces for the inside and outside networks.|
|Create BGP Instance||Create a BGP Object and configure properties such as peers.|
Create Virtual Networks
Follow the instructions in the Create Virtual Networks document and create the required virtual networks.
Create Network Interface
Follow the instructions in the Interfaces document and create the required interfaces.
Create BGP Instance
Note: Cautiously use private and public ASNs.
Features can be viewed, and managed in multiple services.
This example shows
BGP setup in
Multi-Cloud Network Connect.
Note: cautiously use private and public ASNs.
Step 1: Open
F5® Distributed Cloud Console > select
F5® Distributed Cloud Consolehomepage, select
Multi-Cloud Network Connectbox.
Note: Homepage is role based, and your homepage may look different due to your role customization. Select
All Servicesdrop-down menu to discover all options. Customize Settings:
Edit work domain & skillsbutton >
Advancedbox > check
Work Domainboxes >
Namespacefeature is in correct namespace, drop-down selector located in upper-left corner. Not available in all services.
Managein left column menu > select
Note: If options are not showing available, select
Advanced nav options visiblein bottom left corner. If needed, select
Hideto minimize options from Advanced nav options mode.
Step 2: Customize BGP parameters.
Step 3: Apply BGP configuration location.
Wheredrop-down menu option:
Referencedrop-down menu to select your sites or virtual site where you intend to apply the BGP configuration.
Step 3.1: Apply Parameters.
Router IDdrop-down menu option:
From Interface Address: For setting the IP address of the interface on which BGP is being configured as the BGP router ID.
From Site: For setting the BGP router ID from the site object.
IP Address: For setting the specified IP address as the BGP router ID > Enter
IP Address, IPv4 address.
Note: If you select the
From Siteoption, ensure that you set the
BGP Router IDfield in the site configuration. You can find your site from the
Site List, and edit the site using the
Step 4: Configure BGP Peers.
+ Add Itembutton.
Peer Addressdrop-down menu option:
Peer Address> Enter
Peer Addressbox, to set the specified IP address as the peer address.
Offset From Beginning Of Subnet> Enter
Offset From Beginning of Subnetbox, to set the IP address after the offset from the subnet beginning.
Offset From End Of Subnet> Enter
Offset From End of Subnetbox, to set the IP address after the offset from the subnet end.
Note: For example, if 10.10.10.0/24 is the subnet and offset is specified as 5, then the peer address is set as 10.10.10.5.
Address From Site Object: For setting the BGP router ID from site object.
Default GateWay: To use the default gateway IP address of the interface as the peer address.
Peer Interface(s)drop-down menu option:
Interfacedrop-down menu to select an existing interface, or select
Create new network interfaceto create and apply a new interface, to apply a specific network interface
Interface List> select
Interfacedrop-down menu to select an existing interface or select
Create new network interfaceto create and apply a new interface, to apply a list of interfaces.
Edit Configurationoption to add more peers or interfaces.
BGP Authenticationdrop-down menu option:
MD5 Authentication Key> enter
MD5 Authentication Key.
Passive Modedrop-down menu option.
Applyblue button located at bottom of page to finish configuring BGP peers.
Note: This example sets the peer address using the
Note: To enable BGP for a number of sites simultaneously, set the
Peer Addressfield to
Default Gatewayand set the
Direct/Selector Referencefield to
Step 5: Complete creating the BGP object.
Save and Exit button to complete creating your BGP instance.