View BGP Sessions

The BGP Sessions page is available after your have a BGP session configured.

From the Cloud Routers page, use the navigation menu on the left to select BGP Sessions under the relevant connection:

screenshot of the cloud router connection action menu

You can also access this page by going to the connection details page and selecting the BGP Sessions tab:

bgp sessions link

The sessions page displays your BGP sessions and their status.

You can use the actions in this table to:

  • Disable the BGP session for troubleshooting purposes
  • Edit the BGP session
  • View routes
  • View router logs

screenshot of the cloud router connection overflow menu

NOTE: The BGP ID is used by PacketFabric support as a reference ID for debugging purposes.

Dedicated port connections can have more than one BGP session.

BGP statuses

The following statuses appear when viewing connections in the portal:

  • Row
    • State
    • Meaning
  • Row
    • Not configured
    • The BGP settings have not been entered yet.
  • Row
    • Configuring
    • The BGP settings have been sent to the device, and a session is being established. This can take up to 10 minutes.
  • Row
    • Fetching
    • Fetching BGP session. This can take a up to 10 minutes, depending on the cloud service provider.
  • Row
    • Connect
    • Waiting for a successful TCP negotiation with the peer.
  • Row
    • Active
    • The BGP session is attempting to establish a connection. If the status does not transition to Established within a few minutes, check your settings or contact
  • Row
    • OpenConfirm
    • Listening for a Keepalive message from the peer.
  • Row
    • Established
    • BGP session is configured and can pass traffic.


Not configured, Configuring, and Fetching are PacketFabric-specific statuses.

Connect, OpenConfirm, Active, and Established are read from the router.