configure bgp restart stale-route-time

configure bgp restart stale-route-time seconds


Configures the stale route timer used with graceful BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) restart. This is the maximum time to hold stale paths on receiver routers while its neighbor gracefully restarts.

Syntax Description

seconds Specifies the stale route time. The range is 1 to 3600 seconds.


The default is 360 seconds.

Usage Guidelines

Before you can enter this command, you must disable BGP services on the switch with the disable bgp command.

This command configures the stale route timer. This timer is started when the restarting BGP peer goes to the ESTABLISHED state after it restarts. The timer is stopped when the restarting BGP peer sends EOR messages for all address families. When the timer is stopped, or it expires, the stale routes are deleted.


The following command configures the graceful BGP stale route timer:

configure bgp restart stale-route-time 400


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.4.

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 ExtremeXOS 22.2 Feature License Requirements document.