configure bgp neighbor soft-reset orf

configure bgp neighbor remoteaddr {address-family [ipv4-unicast | ipv4-multicast | vpnv4]} soft-reset orf


Allows you to clear and reinstall ORF entries that are sent to the remote peer.

Syntax Description

remoteaddr Specifies the address of remote peer for which the ORF policy is being reset. This must be an IPv4 neighbor address.
ipv4-unicast Specifies the IPv4 unicast address family.
ipv4-multicast Specifies an IPv4 multicast address family.
vpnv4 Specifies the VPNv4 address family for Layer 3 VPN support. This address family is applicable for PE to PE BGP neighbor sessions only. This keyword may prompt warning or error messages if executed for a regular BGP neighbor session, or for a PE to CE neighbor session.
soft-reset Do a soft reconfiguration for the BGP neighbor.
orf Specifies to apply the orf routing policy.


If no address family is specified, IPv4 unicast is the default.

Usage Guidelines

ORF is supported for only IPv4 peers. If this command is executed for an IPv6 peer, the CLI command will be rejected with the error message, Outbound-route-filtering not supported for IPv6 peer remoteaddr.

Use this command when the contents of the ORF policy file has changed, in which case the ORF entries previously advertised to the remote speaker must be updated, and the remote speaker must be instructed to reapply the updated ORF lists to its Adj-Rib-Out. In this sense the behavior for the soft-reset command for ORF policies is slightly different from that of the inbound and outbound policies.


The following command applies the current orf routing policy to the routing information already exchanged with the neighbor:

configure bgp neighbor soft-reset orf


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 15.3.

Platform Availability

This command is available on platforms that support the appropriate license. For complete information about software licensing, including how to obtain and upgrade your license and which licenses support the BGP feature, see the Feature License Requirements document.