configure bgp neighbor bfd

configure bgp {neighbor [all | remoteaddr ]} {bfd [on | off]}


Enables or disables Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) protection of BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) peering sessions.

Syntax Description

all Specifies that the configuration applies to all neighbors in the specified address family. If no address family is specified or if an IPv4 address is specified, the configuration applies to all IPv4 neighbors. If an IPv6 address family is specified, the configuration applies to all IPv6 neighbors.
remoteaddr Specifies the IPv4 or IPv6 address of a BGP neighbor. The switch uses the IP address format to determine if the address is an IPv4 or IPv6 address.
bfd on | off Configures BFD detection for the specified neighbor(s).


BFD is disabled on neighbor by default.

Usage Guidelines

You must disable a neighbor before configuring BFD.


The following example enables BFD on neighbor

disable bgp neighbor  
configure bgp neighbor bfd on 
enable bgp neighbor


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 21.1.

Platform Availability

Summit X460-G2, X670-G2, X770 series switches, with Core License or above.