enable virtual-router

enable virtual-router vrf-name


Enables a VRF.



This command does not affect virtual routers.

Syntax Description

vrf-name Specifies the name of the VR or VRF instance.



Usage Guidelines

This command is used to administratively enable or disable a VRF. The VRF specific commands are still accepted and retained by the switch. This configuration has an operational impact on the VRF.

When you enable a VRF, the software does the following:
  • Enables Layer 3 protocols for the VRF.
  • Marks static routes as active and adds them to the hardware forwarding tables.


The following example enables VRF "vrf1":

enable virtual-router vrf1


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.5.

Platform Availability

This command is available on BlackDiamond X8 series switches, BlackDiamond 8000 c-, xl-, and xm-series modules, and Summit X460, X480, X670, and X770 switches.