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BGP VPLS Auto Discovery Support on Route Reflector
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BGP VPLS Auto Discovery Support on Route Reflector

BGP VPLS Auto Discovery Support on Route Reflector

BGP Route Reflector was enhanced to be able to reflect BGP VPLS prefixes without having VPLS explicitly configured on the route reflector.

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Information About BGP VPLS Auto Discovery Support on Route Reflector

BGP VPLS Autodiscovery Support on Route Reflector

In Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SRE, BGP VPLS Autodiscovery Support on Route Reflector was introduced. On the Cisco 7600 and Cisco 7200 series routers, BGP Route Reflector was enhanced to be able to reflect BGP VPLS prefixes without having VPLS explicitly configured on the route reflector. The route reflector reflects the VPLS prefixes to other provider edge (PE) routers so that the PEs do not need to have a full mesh of BGP sessions. The network administrator configures only the BGP VPLS address family on the route reflector.

For an example of a route reflector configuration that can reflect VPLS prefixes, see the “Example: BGP VPLS Autodiscovery Support on Route Reflector” section. For more information about VPLS Autodiscovery, see the “VPLS Autodiscovery BGP Based” module in the MPLS Layer 2 VPNs Configuration Guide .

Configuration Example for BGP VPLS Auto Discovery Support on Route Reflector

Example: BGP VPLS Autodiscovery Support on Route Reflector

In the following example, a host named PE-RR (indicating Provider Edge Route Reflector) is configured as a route reflector capable of reflecting VPLS prefixes. The VPLS address family is configured by address-family l2vpn vpls command.

hostname PE-RR
!
router bgp 1
 bgp router-id 1.1.1.3
 no bgp default route-target filter
 bgp log-neighbor-changes
neighbor iBGP_PEERS peer-group
neighbor iBGP_PEERS remote-as 1
neighbor iBGP_PEERS update-source Loopback1  
neighbor 1.1.1.1 peer-group iBGP_PEERS  
neighbor 1.1.1.2 peer-group iBGP_PEERS  
!
address-family l2vpn vpls
  neighbor iBGP_PEERS send-community extended
  neighbor iBGP_PEERS route-reflector-client
  neighbor 1.1.1.1 peer-group iBGP_PEERS
  neighbor 1.1.1.2 peer-group iBGP_PEERS  
exit-address-family 
!

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Feature Information for BGP VPLS Auto Discovery Support on Route Reflector

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.

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Table 1 Feature Information for BGP VPLS Auto Discovery Support on Route Reflector

Feature Name

Releases

Feature Information

BGP VPLS Auto Discovery Support on Route Reflector

12.2(33)SRE

Cisco IOS XE Release 2.5

BGP Route Reflector was enhanced to be able to reflect BGP VPLS prefixes without having VPLS explicitly configured on the route reflector.

This feature was introduced on the Cisco 7600 and Cisco 7200 series routers.