BGP Neighbor Discovery

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (idr WG)
Authors Xiaohu Xu  , Ketan Talaulikar  , Kunyang Bi  , Jeff Tantsura  , Nikos Triantafillis 
Last updated 2020-05-29 (latest revision 2019-11-26)
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BGP is being used as the underlay routing protocol in some large- scaled data centers (DCs). Most popular design followed is to do hop-by-hop external BGP (EBGP) session configurations between neighboring routers on a per link basis. The provisioning of BGP neighbors in routers across such a DC brings its own operational complexity. This document introduces a BGP neighbor discovery mechanism that greatly simplifies BGP operations in such DC and other networks by automatic setup of BGP sessions between neighbor routers using this mechanism.


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