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Packet Tracer – Configure and Verify eBGP (Instructor Version)

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Configure and verify eBGP between two autonomous systems.

Background / Scenario

In this activity, you will configure and verify the operation of eBGP between autonomous systems 65001 and 65002. ACME Inc. is a company that has a partnership with Other Company and must exchange routes. Both companies have their own autonomous systems and will use ISP as the transit AS to reach each other.

Note: Only companies with very large networks can afford their own autonomous system.

Address Table

Step 1: Configure eBGP in ACME Inc.

ACME Inc. hired an ISP to connect to a partner company called Other Company. The ISP has established network reachability within its network and to Other Company. You must connect ACME to the ISP so that ACME and Other Company can communicate. Because ISP is using BGP as the routing protocol, you must configure ACME1, ACME’s border router, to establish a BGP neighbor connection with ISP1, the ISP border router that faces ACME.

a.  Verify that the ISP has provided IP reachability through its network by pinging, the IP address assigned to ISP2’s Serial 0/0/0.

b.  From any device inside ACME’s network, ping the Other Company’s server The pings should fail as no BGP routing is configured at this time.

c.  Configure ACME1 to become an eBGP peer with ISP1. ACME’s AS number is 65001, while the ISP is using AS number 65003. Use the as the neighbor IP address and make sure to add ACME’s internal network to BGP.

ACME1(config)# router bgp 65001
ACME1(config-router)# neighbor remote-as 65003
ACME1(config-router)# network mask

From any device inside ACME’s network, ping the Other Company internal server again. Does it work?

Step 2: Configure eBGP in Other Company Inc.

The network administrator at Other Company is not familiar with BGP and could not configure their side of the link. You must also configure their end of the connection.

Configure OtherCo1 to form an eBGP adjacency with ISP2, the ISP border router facing OtherCo1. Other Company is under AS 65002 while ISP is under AS 65003. Use the as the neighbor IP address of ISP2 and make sure to add Other Company’s internal network to BGP.

OtherCo1(config)# router bgp 65002
OtherCo1(config-router)# neighbor remote-as 65003
OtherCo1(config-router)# network mask
Step 3: eBGP Verification

a.  Verify that ACME1 has properly formed an eBGP adjacency with ISP1. The show ip bgp summary command is very useful here.

b.  Use the show ip bgp summary command to verify all the routes ACME1 has learned via eBGP and their status.

c.  Look at the routing tables on ACME1 and OtherCo1. ACME1 should have routes learned about Other Company’s route Similarly, OtherCo1 should now know about ACME’s route

d.  Open a web browser in any ACME Inc. end devices and navigate to Other Company’s server by entering its IP address

e.  From any ACME Inc. device, ping the Other Company’s server at


ACME1 Configuration

router bgp 65001
 neighbor remote-as 65003
 network mask

OtherCo1 Configuration

router bgp 65002
 neighbor remote-as 65003
 network mask

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