configure ospfv3 add interface

configure ospfv3 add [vlan vlan_name | tunnel tunnel_name] {instance-id instanceId} area area_identifier link-type [auto | broadcast | point-to-point] {passive}

Syntax Description

Enables OSPFv3 (Open Shortest Path First version 3) on an interface.

Syntax Description

vlan_name Specifies an IPv6 configured VLAN (Virtual LAN).
tunnel_name Specifies an IPv6 tunnel.
instanceId Specifies the instance ID for this interfaces. Range is 0 to 255.
area_identifier Specifies the area to which the VLAN is assigned.
auto Specifies to automatically determine the OSPFv3 link type based on the interface type.
broadcast Specifies a broadcast link, such as Ethernet. Routers must elect a DR and a BDR during synchronization.
point-to-point Specifies a point-to-point link type, such as PPP.
passive Specifies to stop sending and receiving hello packets on this interface.


The default link-type is Auto.

The default instance ID is 0.

Usage Guidelines

This command is used to enable the OSPFv3 protocol on an IPv6 configured VLAN or an IPv6 tunnel. The instance ID is used to control the selection of other routers as neighbors. The router will become a neighbor only with routers that have the same instance ID.

To change the instance ID associated with an interface, you must first remove the interface from the OSPFv3 area and then add it back with a different instance ID.

The passive parameter indicates that the router only synchronizes and listens, and does not originate or send any new information on the interface.

Enable IPv6 forwarding before enabling OSPFv3; otherwise, you will receive a warning message.

You cannot change the link-type value while OSPFv3 is enabled on the interface.


The following example adds the VLAN accounting (enabling OSPFv3 on the interface), to the area with an instance ID of 2:

configure ospfv3 add vlan accounting instance-id 2 area link-type auto


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.2.

The broadcast and point-to-point link-type keywords were supported in ExtremeXOS 15.7.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on platforms with an Advanced Edge or Core license as described in the ExtremeXOS 22.2 Feature License Requirements document.