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IPv6 NSF and Graceful Restart for MP-BGP IPv6 Address Family
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IPv6 NSF and Graceful Restart for MP-BGP IPv6 Address Family

IPv6 NSF and Graceful Restart for MP-BGP IPv6 Address Family

Finding Feature Information

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Information About IPv6 NSF and Graceful Restart for MP-BGP IPv6 Address Family

Nonstop Forwarding and Graceful Restart for MP-BGP IPv6 Address Family

The graceful restart capability is supported for IPv6 BGP unicast, multicast, and VPNv6 address families, enabling Cisco nonstop forwarding (NSF) functionality for BGP IPv6. The BGP graceful restart capability allows the BGP routing table to be recovered from peers without keeping the TCP state.

NSF continues forwarding packets while routing protocols converge, therefore avoiding a route flap on switchover. Forwarding is maintained by synchronizing the FIB between the active and standby RP. On switchover, forwarding is maintained using the FIB. The RIB is not kept synchronized; therefore, the RIB is empty on switchover. The RIB is repopulated by the routing protocols and subsequently informs FIB about RIB convergence by using the NSF_RIB_CONVERGED registry call. The FIB tables are updated from the RIB, removing any stale entries. The RIB starts a failsafe timer during RP switchover, in case the routing protocols fail to notify the RIB of convergence.

The Cisco BGP address family identifier (AFI) model is designed to be modular and scalable, and to support multiple AFI and subsequent address family identifier (SAFI) configurations.

How to Configure IPv6 NSF and Graceful Restart for MP-BGP IPv6 Address Family

Configuring the IPv6 BGP Graceful Restart Capability

SUMMARY STEPS

    1.    enable

    2.    configure terminal

    3.    router bgp as-number

    4.    address-family ipv6 [ vrf vrf-name ] [unicast | multicast | vpnv6]

    5.    bgp graceful-restart [restart-time seconds | stalepath-time seconds] [all]


DETAILED STEPS
     Command or ActionPurpose
    Step 1 enable


    Example:
    Device> enable
     

    Enables privileged EXEC mode.

    • Enter your password if prompted.
     
    Step 2 configure terminal


    Example:
    Device# configure terminal
     

    Enters global configuration mode.

     
    Step 3 router bgp as-number


    Example:
    Device(config)# router bgp 65000
     

    Enters router configuration mode for the specified routing process.

     
    Step 4 address-family ipv6 [ vrf vrf-name ] [unicast | multicast | vpnv6]


    Example:
    Device(config-router)# address-family ipv6 
     

    Specifies the IPv6 address family.

     
    Step 5 bgp graceful-restart [restart-time seconds | stalepath-time seconds] [all]


    Example:
    Device(config-router-af)# bgp graceful-restart
     

    Enables the BGP graceful restart capability.

     

    Configuration Examples for IPv6 NSF and Graceful Restart for MP-BGP IPv6 Address Family

    Example: Configuring the IPv6 BGP Graceful Restart Capability

    In the following example, the BGP graceful restart capability is enabled:

    Device# configure terminal
    Device(config)# router bgp 65000
    Device(config-router)# address-family ipv6
    Device(config-router-af)# bgp graceful-restart

    In the following example, the restart timer is set to 130 seconds:

    Device# configure terminal
    Device(config)# router bgp 65000
    Device(config-router)# address-family ipv6
    Device(config-router-af)# bgp graceful-restart restart-time 130 
    

    In the following example, the stalepath timer is set to 350 seconds:

    Device# configure terminal
    Device(config)# router bgp 65000
    Device(config-router)# address-family ipv6
    Device(config-router-af)# bgp graceful-restart stalepath-time 350
    

    Additional References

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    IPv6 addressing and connectivity

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    IPv6 commands

    Cisco IOS IPv6 Command Reference

    Cisco IOS IPv6 features

    Cisco IOS IPv6 Feature Mapping

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    Feature Information for IPv6: NSF and Graceful Restart for MP-BGP IPv6 Address Family

    The following table provides release information about the feature or features described in this module. This table lists only the software release that introduced support for a given feature in a given software release train. Unless noted otherwise, subsequent releases of that software release train also support that feature.

    Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and Cisco software image support. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to www.cisco.com/​go/​cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.

    Table 1 Feature Information for IPv6: NSF and Graceful Restart for MP-BGP IPv6 Address Family

    Feature Name

    Releases

    Feature Information

    IPv6: NSF and Graceful Restart for MP-BGP IPv6 Address Family

    12.2(33)SRE

    15.0(1)SY

    15.0(1)S

    15.2(2)S

    The graceful restart capability is supported for IPv6 BGP unicast, multicast, and VPNv6 address families, enabling Cisco NSF functionality for BGP IPv6. The BGP graceful restart capability allows the BGP routing table to be recovered from peers without keeping the TCP state.

    No commands were introduced or modified.