BGP Sessions Page

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

From the Cloud Routers page, click a connection to open its side panel. Select BGP Sessions.

screenshot of the cloud router connection action menu

You can also access this page by going to the connection details page and selecting BGP Sessions on the left.

The sessions page displays your BGP sessions and their status.

Click the overflow menu and select Edit to go to the BGP configuration page. Select Disable to disable the session.

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.