Hi, i am new to BGP and the hardcore networking scene.
What is needed to setup BGP?
What are the requirements of BGP on a router?
I have a Dell powerconnect 6024 switch and i am interested in the routing protocols it is compatible with:
# 24 10/100/1000Base-T ports and 8 fiber (combo) SFP slots in a rack-dense 1U form factor
# Copper and fiber ports for flexible connectivity options
# Standards-based switching features including advanced Quality of Service, multicasting, link aggregation, dynamic VLANs, and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
# Comprehensive set of industry-standard routing protocols including RIP/RIP2, OSPF v1/v2, VRRP, IGMP, and DVMRP
# Robust security capabilities including flow-based ACLs, port-based MAC security, RADIUS remote authentication, SSL/SSH encryption, and IP-based management access filtering
# High availability features such as integrated dual hot-swappable power supplies and cooling fans
# Integrated Cable Tester for diagnosing copper connectivity and detecting problems within one meter of fault
# Management via industry-standard CLI, easy-to-use Web GUI, Dell OpenManage Network Manager, and third-party SNMP-based management applications
# Enhanced configuration management with configuration file upload and download capabilities, and dual firmware images for r
I would like to know how to use the routing protocols it can use, and what i can do with the routing compatibilities it has.
For example can i route certain bandwidth lines to a certain route?
What's needed? First, a person who understands how to setup and maintain BGP network. Second, a router that speaks BGP. Third, your own ASN. Fourth, two providers.
Before you get the first one, don't get the other ones.
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What will you be using as a router? That 'switch' does not have BGP capabilities, from what you listed atleast. Additionally, i'd recommend steering clear of using a Dell device for BGP and get a better device such as a PC Router, Cisco, Juniper, or a Foundry layer 3 device.
Otherwise, the requirements that FHDave listed are correct.