A different BGP load-balancing question...

ccie15672ccie15672 Member Posts: 92 ■■□□□□□□□□
Can you load-balance by having multiple equal cost-routes for the next-hop?

Say we had two circuits between the same two routers and we wanted to load balance across them. So we peer with our loopbacks, and then we put equal-cost static routes on each-side for the peers loopback pointing to the two circuits...

That should work right?
Derick Winkworth
CCIE #15672 (R&S, SP), JNCIE-M #721
Chasing: CCIE Sec, CCSA (Checkpoint)

Comments

  • hoogen82hoogen82 Member Posts: 272
    That should work... If you reading the JNCIP case studies it has a similar configuration in the EBGP peering section... But if this is for real world you may want to add the load balancing policy on the data plane as well because the above solution only load balances the control plane...

    Cheers,
    Hoogen
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