BGP Path Attributes 1 – Weight

“WEIGHT” is Cisco Proprietary Attribute and it’s not included in the BGP updates. Weight can be set between 0-65535 (default value is 0) and higher value is more preferable. Weight is used within individual router, means its locally significant. When BGP choosing best path, Weight is considered first above all the other attributes.

BGP router set the weight to 0 on learned routes from peers and 32768 for locally generated routes.

In the below design and configuration output, all routes are configured with minimum configuration and we will focus on INBL and INTERNET routers to understand weight attribute in more detail.

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Cisco ASA FirePOWER (SFR) Quick Start Guide

The ASA FirePOWER module supplies next-generation firewall services, including Next-Generation Intrusion Prevention System (NGIPS), Application Visibility and Control (AVC), URL filtering, and Advanced Malware Protection (AMP).

The ASA FirePOWER module runs a separate application from the ASA. The module can be a hardware module (on the ASA 5585-X only) or a software module (all other models).

As below snapshot shows Packet flow for software module;

Cisco ASA FirePOWER packet Flow

The module has a basic command line interface (CLI) for initial configuration and Read More »