Google compute engine private ASNs

Hey, first post so sorry if it's misguided. I'm curious about the BGP
implementation in Google compute engine that allows you to define routing
policy using private ASN numbers. How similar is it in terms of learning
about BGP as a broader concept, or is it all smoke and mirrors?

I'm not in a position where iBGP would benefit me in any other context than
learning so I'm keen not to bother if it's too abstracted from a real world

Lee Fuller (mobile)

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The best way to learn BGP is using a network simulator such as GNS3. This way you can use industry-standard configurations and experiment with various failover scenarios. Http:// There are tons of tutorials out there using Cisco BGP router syntax.

-mel beckman

If you manage to run a CSR1000v on something like Virtualbox, with like 8
GB of ram, you can actually work with a full IPv4 table.

Check this video on how to set up CSR1000v with Virtualbox within GNS3:

The stock 7206 that works with GNS3 also supports a full BGP feed.

-mel beckman