BGP Usage for SDWAN Overlay Networks

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (candidate for bess WG)
Authors Linda Dunbar  , Jim Guichard  , Ali Sajassi  , John Drake  , Basil Najem  , David Carrel 
Last updated 2020-07-13
Replaced by draft-ietf-bess-bgp-sdwan-usage
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The document describes three distinct SDWAN scenarios and discusses the applicability of BGP for each of those scenarios. The goal of the document is to demonstrate how BGP-based control plane is used for large scale SDWAN overlay networks with little manual intervention. SDWAN edge nodes are commonly interconnected by multiple underlay networks which can be owned and managed by different network providers.


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