BGP Monitoring Video Transcript
Routing changes, errors, and leaks alter traffic paths, potentially causing sudden outages or chronic interruptions that impact your network performance.
ThousandEyes monitors BGP routes from both corporate and service provider networks so you can see inbound routes to your prefixes and outbound routes to key services and endpoints.
With visibility from both sides, you can act quickly on issues, including local misconfigurations, peering changes, and route hijackings.
ThousandEyes collects BGP data using both public and private monitors.
With 45 public monitors located around the world, you'll be able to see inbound routes from each of these locations into your prefixes.
You can additionally peer using private monitors, which gives visibility into outbound routing from your address base to key services and endpoints.
This is helpful for customers who want to understand routing between offices or data centers or to critical external cloud providers.
ThousandEyes also tracks key routing metrics, including path changes, reachability and updates.
These metrics can be understood in context with the BGP route visualization, which illustrates the past and present AS paths taken by traffic traveling from all monitors to the destination.
You can also see insights on routing outages in context.
Intelligent algorithms look for patterns and unreachable prefixes to identify and provide data on reachability outages, including their global and local scope and also the networks most likely to contain the root cause of the routing issues.
Setting up tests and collecting data is easy.
BGP data is available on any test that includes network measurements and is also available as a standalone test for a given prefix.
BGP alerts and notifications are set up with customizable thresholds based on metrics like path changes and reachability, as well as situations where the next hop’s AS changes or when a more specific prefix is detected.
These alerts are especially helpful for detecting routing errors and malicious activity.
To summarize or find trends in your data, generate ad hoc or scheduled performance reports.
You can also easily save data for your records and share interactive links with your team or service providers.
In a matter of minutes, you can have BGP tests running.
Get started today to fully understand your routing environment and quickly respond to errors and leaks.
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