Enables periodic pinging of the primary gateway to assess its availability. When enabled, the system continues pinging, an unreachable gateway, for a specified number of times and at the specified interval.

This option is disabled by default.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505i, AP510i/e, AP560i/h
  • Service Platforms — NX5500, NX7500, NX7510, NX7520, NX7530, NX9500, NX9510, NX9600, VX9000


failover interval <1-250> retry <1-10>


failover interval <1-250> retry <1-10>
failover interval <1-250> retry <1-10> Specifies the interval, in seconds, between two successive pings to the primary gateway. If the primary gateway is unreachable, the system pings it at intervals specified here.
  • <1-250> – Specify a value from 1 - 250 seconds.
    • retry – Specifies the maximum number attempts made to ping the primary gateway before the session is terminated.
      • <1-10> – Specify a value from 1 - 10.


rfs4000-229D58(config-device 00-23-68-22-9D-58-gre-tunnel-testGRETunnel)#failover interval 200 retry 5

rfs4000-229D58(config-device 00-23-68-22-9D-58-gre-tunnel-testGRETunnel)#show context
 gre tunnel testGRETunnel
  dscp 20
  failover interval 200 retry 5
rfs4000-229D58(config-device 00-23-68-22-9D-58-gre-tunnel-testGRETunnel)#

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no Removes the GRE tunnel settings based on the parameters passed