timers (bgp-router-config)

Enables adjustment of keepalive and holdtime intervals

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Wireless Controllers — RFS 4000

  • Service Platforms — NX 95XX, NX 96XX


timers bgp <0-65535> <0-65535>


timers bgp <0-65535> <0-65535>
timers bgp <0-65535> <0-65535> Configures the keepalive and holdtime interval in seconds
  • <0-65535> – Specify a keepalive interval from 0 - 65535 seconds. It is the interval, in seconds, between two successive keepalive packets exchanged with this router and its neighbor to keep the TCP connection alive.
    • <0-65535> – Specify a holdtime value from 0 - 65535 seconds. This is the time this router will wait without receiving a keepalive packet from its neighbor before declaring it dead. If the time since the last keepalive packet received (from its neighbor) exceeds the value set here, the neighbor is declared dead.


nx9500-6C8809(config-device B4-C7-99-6C-88-09-router-bgp)#timers bgp 100 100
nx9500-6C8809(config-device B4-C7-99-6C-88-09-router-bgp)#show context
 router bgp
  bgp enable
  asn 1
  aggregate-address as-set summary-only
  bgp neighbor
   remote-as 1
   use route-map UnSupMap_01 in
  bgp neighbor
   remote-as 199
   maximum-prefix 9999 80 restart 50
  timers bgp 100 100
  bgp-route-limit num-routes 10 reset-time 360
nx9500-6C8809(config-device B4-C7-99-6C-88-09-router-bgp)#

Related Commands

no (bgp-router-config) Reverts BGP timers to default