Configures a Bonjour GW Forwarding policy. When configured and applied on the controller, the policy defines the service VLANs (the VLANs on which Bonjour services are running) and client VLANs where clients are present. All Bonjour responses from service VLANs are forwarded to client VLANs. A maximum of 2 (two) policies can be created on a wireless controller or service platform. And only 1 (one) policy can be created on an access point.

Supported in the following platforms:

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


bonjour-gw-forwarding-policy <POLICY-NAME>


bonjour-gw-forwarding-policy <POLICY-NAME>


Specify the Bonjour GW Forwarding policy name. If the policy does not exist, it is created.

To receive Bonjour service responses from specific VLANs, specify the VLAN IDs. In the Bonjour GW Forwarding policy configuration mode, provide a list of VLAN IDs from which Bonjour responses can be received (format: 10-20, 25, 30-35). And then specify the list of client VLANs that can access Bonjour services.

Execute the bonjour-gw-discovery-policy command to define the Bonjour services allowed on local and tunneled VLANs.

To associate a Bonjour GW Forwarding policy with a device or profile, in the profile/device configuration mode, execute the use > bonjour-gw-forwarding-policy > <POLICY-NAME> command. For more information, see use (profile/device-config-mode-commands).


nx9500-6C8809(config)#bonjour-gw-forwarding-policy test
(config-bonjour-gw-forwarding-policy) commands:
  forward-bonjour-response  Forwards bonjour service response across vlans
  no                        Negate a command or set its defaults

  clrscr                    Clears the display screen
  commit                    Commit all changes made in this session
  do                        Run commands from Exec mode
  end                       End current mode and change to EXEC mode
  exit                      End current mode and down to previous mode
  help                      Description of the interactive help system
  revert                    Revert changes
  service                   Service Commands
  show                      Show running system information
  write                     Write running configuration to memory or terminal


Related Commands


Removes an existing Bonjour GW Forwarding policy