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BGP Load Balancing with two interfaces

Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:56 pm

Hi , guys , after looking at following link: ... interfaces
Have following feelings:
Is it really doing load balance between both links or just automatic failover ?
Is there any other working example to analize ?
Comparing this method with bonding , have following conclusion:
2 bpg peers:
pro: Can manually select with link to use.
con: more rosurces , using two bgp sessions.
1 bpg peer and two links in bonding.
pro: Automatic balancing.
con: poor monitor control , for example, can not force ping per link.
Others ?

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Re: BGP Load Balancing with two interfaces

Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:51 pm

If you can bond the links, it's much simpler and you should use LACP.

BGP Load balancing is for use cases when bonding is not possible.
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