l2 ping ip-address

Trigger a Layer 2 ping, which acts like a native ping. Enable Connectivity Fault Management (CFM) to debug Layer 2. It can also help you debug ARP problems by providing the ability to troubleshoot next hop ARP records.


Command Parameters

burst-count <1-200>
Specifies the burst count.
data-tlv-size <0-400>
Specifies the data Type-Length-Value (TLV) size. The default is 0.
frame-size <64-1500>
Specifies the frame size. The default is 0.
priority <0-7>
Specifies the priority. The default is 7.
source-mode <nodal|smltVirtual>
Specifies the source mode of nodal or smltVirtual. Nodal MPs provide both MEP and MIP functionality for SPBM deployments. Nodal MPs are associated with a B-VLAN and are VLAN encapsulated packets. The switch supports SMLT interaction with SPBM. The platform uses two B-VIDs into the core from each pair of SMLT terminating nodes. Both nodes advertise the Nodal B-MAC into the core on both B-VIDS. In addition each node advertises the SMLT virtual B-MAC on one of the two B-VLANs. The default is nodal.
testfill-pattern <all-zero|all-zero-crc|pseudo-random-bit-sequence|pseudo-random-bit-sequence-crc>
Specifies the testfill pattern. Range is: all-zero: null signal without cyclic redundancy check; all-zero-crc: null signal with cyclic redundancy check with 32-bit polynomial; pseudo-random-bit-sequence: PRBS without cyclic redundancy check; or pseudo-random-bit-sequence-crc: PBRS with cyclic redundancy check with 32-bit polynomial. A cyclic redundancy check is a code that detects errors. The default is all-zero.
time-out <1-10>
Specifies the interval in seconds. The default is 3.
vrf WORD<1-16>
Specifies the VRF name.
Specifies the IP address.



Command Mode


Usage Guidelines

The source-mode smltVirtual parameter does not apply to 5320 Series.