Configure BFD Session Type for an Endpoint Group
You can determine the session type for a Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) session formed over a Cluster Edge Port (CEP) port.
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You can assign a session type as you create an endpoint group. You can also assign a session type to an existing endpoint group.
The default is auto, which means that the BFD session type is automatically determined based on whether the service type is set to extension (software) or Layer 3 hand-off (hardware).
The value of
--single-homed-bfd-session-type is configured for one endpoint group
and then propagated to all Ethernet and single-homed port channel interfaces defined
for that endpoint group.
EFA does not distinguish between SRIOV (single-root input/output virtualization) and
non-SRIOV connections. Therefore, it treats both connections the same way. If you
want to use hardware-based BFD sessions for CEP non-SRIOV connections, then create
an endpoint group that contains all the CEP non-SRIOV connections and set the
To assign a BFD session type
when you create an endpoint group, run the following command.
$ efa tenant epg create --name epg5 --tenant tenant11 --port 10.20.216.15[0/11] ,10.20.216.16[0/11] --po po1 --switchport-mode trunk --single-homed-bfd-session-type autoIn this example, the session type is set to 'auto'.
To assign a BFD session type to
an existing endpoint group, run the following command.
$ efa tenant epg update --name epg5 --tenant tenant11 --operation port-group-add --port 10.20.216.15[0/11],10.20.216.16[0/11] --po po1 --switchport-mode trunk --single-homed-bfd-session-type hardwareIn this example, the session type is set to 'hardware'.