I have setup where the Customer router (Router Boards) is connected to a MPLS ELAN (VPLS) cloud provided by a third party. We, the ISP are connected redundantly to that cloud with two Cisco Routers. I now set up two BGP
sessions from the Customer Routers to the ISP Routers for redundancy and announce the Prefix the Customer gets assigned and send a default route to them from the Cisco routers.
I now like to do load balancing over these two default gateways. I know that MikroTik has the standpoint that BGP can not do ECMP by design, but all other vendors I know can do it (Cisco, Juniper, Brocade, Fortinet etc.)
As the two BGP sessions do not end on the same router I can not use the loopback method mentioned in the BGP ECMP manual here: http://wiki.mikrotik.com/wiki/Manual:BG ... interfaces
But they reference a Cisco page to explain that other vendors do it the same way and that this is only the right way... fortunately on this same page Cisco explains how BGP multipath works! http://www.cisco.com/en/US/tech/tk365/t ... 45bf.shtml
(Load Sharing When Dual-Homed to One Internet Service Provider (ISP) Through a Single Local Router)
Will MikroTik reconsider their standpoint about multipath BGP or do I have to switch back to Cisco for the customer routers?