IP Connect + BGP

What are the settings Cyxtera uses for BGP Timers, Keep-Alive, and Hold Time?

  • Keep Alive is 30
  • Hold Time is 90

What ASN should I use as my BGP neighbor?

  • Your BGP peer ASN will be 12213.

What IP Addresses will be used for BGP peering between my routers and the Cyxtera fabric?

  • Once you’ve completed ordering IP Connect + BGP and we have verified assignment of the prefixes you wish to advertise we will assign a /30 public CIDR block from Cyxtera’s pool of addresses to support BGP peering between the Cyxtera PE and Customer CE endpoints. The four addresses allocated are intended to be used as two pairs of /31 address spaces for peering between the two sets of routers.
  • As an example, assume we reserve aa.bb.cc.64/30 for the two sets of routers.
  • aa.bb.cc.64/31 would be used for Router pair 1
  • aa.bb.cc.66/31 would be used for Router pair 2
  • Cyxtera Router 1 would be assigned aa.bb.cc.64/31 and peer with Customer Router 1
  • Customer Router 1 would be assigned aa.bb.cc.65/31 and peer with Cyxtera Router 1
  • Cyxtera Router 2 would be assigned aa.bb.cc.66/31 and peer with Customer Router 2
  • Customer Router 2 would be assigned aa.bb.cc.67/31 and peer with Cyxtera Router 2

Does Cyxtera support Discard Interfaces/Blackhole Communities?

  • Cyxtera provides DDoS mitigation by routing traffic to a black hole using Remote Triggered Black Hole (RTBH) filtering at the upstream provider. For BGP customers, we are setup to allow customers to send us BGP communities to initiate RTBH on prefixes up to a /32 when community 12213:666 is attached to the route advertisement.

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