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Configuring BGP Consistency Checker

Table Of Contents

Configuring BGP Consistency Checker

Finding Feature Information

Contents

Information About BGP Consistency Checker

BGP Consistency Checker

How to Configure BGP Consistency Checker

Configure BGP Consistency Checker

Configuration Examples for BGP Consistency Checker

Example: Configuring BGP Consistency Checker

Additional References

Related Documents

MIBs

Technical Assistance

Feature Information for BGP Consistency Checker


Configuring BGP Consistency Checker


First Published: March 18, 2011
Last Updated: March 30, 2011

The BGP Consistency Checker feature provides a way to identify certain types of BGP route inconsistencies with peers: next-hop label inconsistency, RIB-out inconsistency, and aggregation inconsistency. Upon finding such an inconsistency, the system sends a syslog error message and takes appropriate action if configured to do so.

Finding Feature Information

Your software release may not support all the features documented in this module. For the latest feature information and caveats, see the release notes for your platform and software release. To find information about the features documented in this module, and to see a list of the releases in which each feature is supported, see the "Feature Information for BGP Consistency Checker" section.

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

Contents

Information About BGP Consistency Checker

How to Configure BGP Consistency Checker

Configuration Examples for BGP Consistency Checker

Additional References

Feature Information for BGP Consistency Checker

Information About BGP Consistency Checker

BGP Consistency Checker

BGP Consistency Checker

A BGP route inconsistency with a peer occurs when an update or a withdraw is not sent to a peer, and black-hole routing can result. To identify that issue, BGP consistency checker was created as a low-priority process that does nexthop-label, RIB-out, and aggregation consistency checks at a configurable interval. When enabled, BGP consistency checker is performed for all address families. Configuring BGP consistency checker is recommended.

Once the process identifies such an inconsistency, it will report the inconsistency with a syslog message and optionally take action if the auto-repair keyword is specified. The action taken depends on the type of inconsistency found.

Next-Hop Label Consistency Check—When two paths have the same next hop because they are advertised by the same provider edge router (PE), they should also have the same next-hop label. If the labels are different, there is an inconsistency. If the auto-repair keyword is specified, the system will send a route-refresh request.

RIB-Out Consistency Check—If a network passes an outbound policy and is not sent, or if a network does not pass an outbound policy and is sent, there is an inconsistency. If the auto-repair keyword is specified, the system will send a route-refresh request.

Aggregation Consistency Check—If specific routes and the aggregated route become out of sync, an inconsistency can occur. Either the error-message keyword or the auto-repair keyword will trigger aggregation reevaluation.

In the unlikely event that you receive a syslog message about an inconsistency, notify your Cisco technical support representative with the syslog message exactly as it appears. The following are examples of such syslog messages:

"Net 10.0.0.0/32 has Nexthop-Label inconsistency."

"Net 10.0.0.0/32 in IPv4 Unicast has rib-out inconsistency for update-group 4 - outbound-policy fails."

How to Configure BGP Consistency Checker

Configure BGP Consistency Checker (required)

Configure BGP Consistency Checker

SUMMARY STEPS

1. enable

2. configure terminal

3. router bgp autonomous-system-number

4. bgp consistency-checker {error-message | auto-repair} [interval minutes]

5. end

6. show ip bgp [vpnv4 | vpnv6] all inconsistency nexthop-label

DETAILED STEPS

 
Command or Action
Purpose

Step 1 

enable

Example:

Router> enable

Enables privileged EXEC mode.

Enter your password if prompted.

Step 2 

configure terminal

Example:

Router# configure terminal

Enters global configuration mode.

Step 3 

router bgp autonomous-system-number

Example:

Router(config)# router bgp 500

Configures a BGP routing process.

Step 4 

bgp consistency-checker {error-message | auto-repair} [interval minutes]

Example:

Router(config-router)# bgp consistency-checker auto-repair interval 720

Enables BGP consistency checker.

The default interval is 1440 minutes (one day). The range is 5 to 1440 minutes.

Step 5 

end

Example:

Router(config-router)# end

Ends the current configuration and returns to privileged EXEC mode.

Step 6 

show ip bgp [vpnv4 | vpnv6] all inconsistency nexthop-label

Example:

Router# show ip bgp all inconsistency nexthop-label

(Optional) Displays routes that have a nexthop-label inconsistency found.

This step is not part of configuring the feature; it is provided in case you receive a syslog message about a nexthop-label inconsistency and you want to display those routes.

Configuration Examples for BGP Consistency Checker

Example: Configuring BGP Consistency Checker

Example: Configuring BGP Consistency Checker

The following example configures BGP consistency checker with auto-repair at the default interval of one day:

router bgp 65000
 bgp consistency-checker auto-repair

Additional References

Related Documents


MIBs

MIB
MIBs Link

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http://www.cisco.com/go/mibs


Technical Assistance

Description
Link

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http://www.cisco.com/cisco/web/support/index.html


Feature Information for BGP Consistency Checker

Table 1 lists the release history for this feature.

Use Cisco Feature Navigator to find information about platform support and software image support. Cisco Feature Navigator enables you to determine which software images support a specific software release, feature set, or platform. To access Cisco Feature Navigator, go to http://www.cisco.com/go/cfn. An account on Cisco.com is not required.


Note Table 1 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.


Table 1 Feature Information for BGP Consistency Checker 

Feature Name
Releases
Feature Information

BGP Consistency Checker

Cisco IOS XE Release 3.3S

The BGP Consistency Checker feature provides a way to identify three types of BGP route inconsistencies with peers: next-hop label inconsistency, RIB-out inconsistency, and aggregation inconsistency. Upon finding such inconsistency, the system sends a syslog error message and takes appropriate action if configured to do so.

The following command was introduced: bgp consistency-checker

The following command was modified: show ip bgp vpnv4.



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