In a Service Provider (SP) network, a Provider Edge (PE) device learns virtual private network (VPN) paths from remote PEs and uses the Route Target (RT) extended communities carried by those paths to determine which customer Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) the paths should be imported into (from where they can be subsequently advertised to Customer Edge (CE) devices).

BGP 4.25.1F Route Target Membership EOS 4.31.2F