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2020/08/18 04:31:07 (permalink)
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BGP bfd and fast-external-failover

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Can someone explain to me differences between setting bfd in BGP and setting fast-external-failover
Not configuration level, but operational level?
 
 

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    Re: BGP bfd and fast-external-failover 2020/09/13 23:58:15 (permalink)
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    Hello Abed,
    * BFD is to to detect a communication failure between the FortiGate and the BGP peer. It can be a link-failure, of a software issue for example. As soon as the BFD packets stop to be received, the BGP process is informed and can take action. 
    * fast-external-failover occurs when a physical link-failure is detected. In that case, it will shutdown the BGP peering and close the TCP connection .
     
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    Re: BGP bfd and fast-external-failover 2020/09/15 06:12:42 (permalink)
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    Great explination
    Thanks
    If I may ask, what actions for example can be taken if the BFD packets stop to be received? Do you mean like graceful restart?

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    Re: BGP bfd and fast-external-failover 2020/09/16 00:28:53 (permalink)
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    Hi,
    there is no action you can configure on the FortiGate. Basically, the BGP process will be inform that the link is down. Therefore, depending on your fortigate configuration, it can failover to the standby unit, re-route the traffic using another path, or simply try to re-establish the BGP peering.
    You have implementation description in thie KB: https://kb.fortinet.com/kb/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=FD30260

    If you are in HA mode, then you can decide to use graceful-restart to let the traffic go through the FortiGate while the BGP route learning are in progress.
    https://kb.fortinet.com/kb/microsites/search.do?cmd=displayKC&docType=kc&externalId=FD31743

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    Re: BGP bfd and fast-external-failover 2020/09/16 00:32:02 (permalink)
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    Thanks again

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