Configuring Aggregate Addresses
As the number of BGP router addresses grows,
each route in the AS requires more memory and CPU time to process
addresses from the routing table. Using aggregation, BGP can reduce
the size of a routing table by summarizing a range of addresses into
a single route entry. Each address range included in the aggregate
address is considered a contributing route within the aggregate address.
For each aggregate address you want to use, create
an aggregate address entry that contains the aggregate address IP
and netmask. Next, configure the route attributes for the address.
The aggregate address configuration details are displayed in Table 1.
Table 1: Aggregate Address
When enabled, BGP generates AS set-path information for
the aggregated route and all contributing routes.
When enabled, BGP advertises the aggregate route in place
of individual addresses for more specific contributing routes. If
you select this option, you cannot configure a Suppress Route Map
entry for this aggregate route.
Route Maps (ScreenOS
5.1 and later only)
Configure a previously created route map for each of
- Advertise Route Map—Select the previously created
route map that defines the path attributes for the aggregate route.
- Attribute Route Map—Select the previously created
route map that defines the route attributes for the aggregate route.
- Suppress Route Map—Select the previously created
route map that you want BGP to suppress for the aggregate route. If
you select this option, you cannot enable Summary Only for this aggregate