Configuring a BGP route reflector

Follow these steps to configure a BGP route reflector:

To do...

Use the command...


Enterthe global configuration context


Enter the BGP context

bgp as-number  

Configure the router as a route reflector and specify a peer as its client


Enabled by default

Enable route reflection between clients

neighbor {ip-address} route-reflector-client

Optional. Enabled by default.


It is not required to make clients of a route reflector fully meshed. The route reflector forwards routing information between clients. If clients are fully meshed, you can disable route reflection between clients to reduce routing costs.

A cluster has only one route reflector, and the router ID is used to identify the cluster. You can configure multiple route reflectors to improve network stability. In this case, you must specify the same cluster ID for these route reflectors to avoid routing loops.