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Nokia SR Linux and SONiC

Description A Nokia SR Linux connected back-to-back with SONiC-VS
Components Nokia SR Linux, SONiC
Resource requirements1 2
2 GB
Topology file sonic01.clab.yml
Name sonic01
Version information2 containerlab:0.9.0, srlinux:20.6.3-145, docker-sonic-vs:202012, docker-ce:19.03.13

Description#

A lab consists of an SR Linux node connected with Azure SONiC via a point-to-point ethernet link. Both nodes are also connected with their management interfaces to the containerlab docker network.

Use cases#

This lab allows users to launch basic interoperability scenarios between Nokia SR Linux and SONiC operating systems.

BGP#

This lab demonstrates a simple iBGP peering scenario between Nokia SR Linux and SONiC. Both nodes exchange NLRI with their loopback prefix making it reachable.

Configuration#

Once the lab is deployed with containerlab, use the following configuration instructions to make interfaces configuration and enable BGP on both nodes.

Get into SR Linux CLI with docker exec -it clab-srlsonic01-srl sr_cli and start configuration

# enter candidate datastore
enter candidate

# configure loopback and data interfaces
set / interface ethernet-1/1 admin-state enable
set / interface ethernet-1/1 subinterface 0 admin-state enable
set / interface ethernet-1/1 subinterface 0 ipv4 address 192.168.1.1/24

set / interface lo0 subinterface 0 admin-state enable
set / interface lo0 subinterface 0 ipv4 address 10.10.10.1/32
set / network-instance default interface ethernet-1/1.0
set / network-instance default interface lo0.0

# configure BGP
set / network-instance default protocols bgp admin-state enable
set / network-instance default protocols bgp router-id 10.10.10.1
set / network-instance default protocols bgp autonomous-system 65001
set / network-instance default protocols bgp group ibgp ipv4-unicast admin-state enable
set / network-instance default protocols bgp group ibgp export-policy export-lo
set / network-instance default protocols bgp neighbor 192.168.1.2 admin-state enable
set / network-instance default protocols bgp neighbor 192.168.1.2 peer-group ibgp
set / network-instance default protocols bgp neighbor 192.168.1.2 peer-as 65001

# create export policy
set / routing-policy policy export-lo statement 10 match protocol local
set / routing-policy policy export-lo statement 10 action accept

# commit config
commit now

Get into sonic container shell with docker exec -it clab-srlsonic01-sonic bash and configure the so-called front-panel ports.
Since we defined only one data interface for our sonic/srl nodes, we need to confgure a single port:

config interface ip add Ethernet0 192.168.1.2/24
config interface startup Ethernet0
Now when data interface has been configured, enter in the FRR shell to configure BGP by typing vtysh command inside the sonic container.
# enter configuration mode
configure

# configure BGP
router bgp 65001
  bgp router-id 10.10.10.2
  neighbor 192.168.1.1 remote-as 65001
  address-family ipv4 unicast
    network 10.10.10.2/32
  exit-address-family
exit
access-list all seq 5 permit any

Verification#

Once BGP peering is established, the routes can be seen in GRT of both nodes:

A:srl# / show network-instance default route-table ipv4-unicast summary | grep bgp
| 10.10.10.2/32                 | 0     | true       | bgp             | 0       | 170   | 192.168.1.2 (indirect)                   | None              |
sonic# sh ip route
Codes: K - kernel route, C - connected, S - static, R - RIP,
      O - OSPF, I - IS-IS, B - BGP, E - EIGRP, N - NHRP,
      T - Table, v - VNC, V - VNC-Direct, A - Babel, D - SHARP,
      F - PBR, f - OpenFabric,
      > - selected route, * - FIB route, q - queued route, r - rejected route

K>* 0.0.0.0/0 [0/0] via 172.20.20.1, eth0, 00:20:55
B>* 10.10.10.1/32 [200/0] via 192.168.1.1, Ethernet0, 00:01:51
C>* 172.20.20.0/24 is directly connected, eth0, 00:20:55
B   192.168.1.0/24 [200/0] via 192.168.1.0 inactive, 00:01:51
C>* 192.168.1.0/24 is directly connected, Ethernet0, 00:03:50

Data plane confirms that routes have been programmed to FIB:

sonic# ping 10.10.10.1
PING 10.10.10.1 (10.10.10.1) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from 10.10.10.1: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=2.28 ms
64 bytes from 10.10.10.1: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=2.84 ms


  1. Resource requirements are provisional. Consult with the installation guides for additional information. 

  2. The lab has been validated using these versions of the required tools/components. Using versions other than stated might lead to a non-operational setup process.