Supported platforms

Vyatta documentation

Learn how to install, configure, and operate the Vyatta Network Operating System (Vyatta NOS) and Orchestrator, which help drive our virtual networking and physical platforms portfolio.

Scalability of BGP

The Border Gateway Protocol 4 specification (RFC 4271) requires that iBGP peers be fully meshed; that is, every iBGP peer must have a connection to every other iBGP peer. A full mesh of iBGP peers does not scale well to large AS, which can have hundreds of iBGP routers. To scale well in a large AS, two enhancements have been developed for BGP:

  • BGP Confederations (RFC 3065)
  • Route Reflection (RFC 2796)