Upcoming Labs

While we’re working on new stuff, you can already enjoy two dozen labs. In case you’re curious about what’s coming next, here’s what we’re working on:

We have plenty of other ideas, including:

Basic BGP Setup

Optional exercises:
  • Multihop EBGP sessions
  • Passive BGP peers
Advanced exercises:
  • Fine-tune BGP Fast External Failover
  • Configure BGP graceful restart
  • Multihop EBGP sessions with servers

BGP Routing Policies

Advanced exercises:
  • Use BGP route refresh and soft reconfiguration
  • Use outbound route filters (ORF)

Controlling Inbound Traffic

  • Use AS-path prepending together with BGP communities to prevent BGP wedgies
  • Use conditional route advertisements to select primary/backup links for the inbound traffic

BGP in Service Provider Networks

  • Build a simple service provider network with IBGP
  • Use a hierarchy of route reflectors
  • Reduce routing instabilities with BGP route flap dampening
  • Implement policy-based routing with BGP

Use MPLS with BGP

  • Use BGP Labeled Unicast to extend MPLS paths across multiple autonomous systems