You’ve got a single multi-homed BGP connection to two ISPs. You want to load balance traffic to a specific destination but you have no control over what the ISPs are doing with that route as it traverses the network! You helped the ISP build their network … but then they fired you and left you scratching your head trying to enable load balancing.
- Nothing has been preconfigured for you!
- Make the required physical connections as depicted in the diagram.
- Configure the IP addresses as depicted in the diagram (begin with 192.168).
- Configure eBGP as follows using the connected physical interfaces as update sources:
* R1 to R3
* R1 to R2
* R3 to R4
* R4 to R5
* R2 to R5
- Add a loopback on R1 and R5 with addresses 184.108.40.206/32 and 220.127.116.11/32 respectively.
- Pull these loopbacks into BGP using the network command, and no other networks afterwards.
- Configure an outbound route-map on R5 to set the origin to “?” for all routes it sends to R2.
- Configure an outbound route-map on R5 to set the origin to “e” for all routes it sends to R4.
- Configure an outbound route-map on R2 to set the MED to 2 for all routes it sends to R1.
- Configure an outbound route-map on R3 to set the MED to 3 for all routes it sends to R1.
- Ensure R1’s BGP table reflects these updates, and ensure you have connectivity from 18.104.22.168 to 22.214.171.124.
- *** From this point forward, you cannot configure any other router except R1. You used to work at the ISP and configured their network for them, but they just fired you. ***
- Enable load balancing for the 126.96.36.199 network within BGP. You will know when you are successful when R1’s routing table has two entries for 188.8.131.52/32 (one next hop is R2, the other is R3).