configure ospfv3 area priority

configure ospfv3 area area_identifier priority priority


Configures the priority used in the designated router and backup designated router election algorithm for all the interfaces within the area.

Syntax Description

area_identifier Specifies an OSPFv3 (Open Shortest Path First version 3) area, a four-byte, dotted decimal number.
priority Specifies a priority range. The range is 0 through 255.


The default setting is 1.

Usage Guidelines

When two routers are attached to a network, both attempt to become the designated router. The one with the higher priority takes precedence. If there is a tie, the router with the higher router ID takes precedence. Setting the value to 0 ensures that the router is never selected as the designated router or backup designated router.


The following command sets all the interfaces in area to not be selected as the designated router:

configure ospfv3 area priority 0


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.2.

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. On switches with Core license, the non-zero interface priority will take effect; on switches with Advanced Edge license, the default interface priority is 0.