configure vr delete protocol

configure vr vr-name delete protocol protocol-name


Stops and removes a Layer 3 protocol instance for a VR or VRF.

Syntax Description

vr-name Specifies the name of the VR.
protocol-name Specifies the Layer 3 protocol. The following protocols are supported on VRs: RIP (Routing Information Protocol), RIPng (Routing Information Protocol Next Generation), OSPF (Open Shortest Path First), OSPFv3 (Open Shortest Path First version 3), BGP (Border Gateway Protocol), PIM. IS-IS, and MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching). The following protocols are supported on VRFs: BGP, OSPFv3.



Usage Guidelines

MPLS is the only protocol that you can add to or delete from VR-Default. When MPLS is enabled on a switch, the default configuration adds MPLS to VR-Default. You cannot add or delete any other protocols from VR-Default, and you cannot add or delete any protocols from the other system VRs, VR-Mgmt and VR-Control.



You must delete the MPLS protocol from VR-Default before you can add it to a user VR. MPLS can be active on only on VR within a switch.

When you delete a protocol from a VRF, the protocol instance is deleted on the parent VR and the CE routes imported from that protocol into the VRF Routing Information Base (RIB) are removed. The parent VR continues to run the protocol until that protocol is removed from the VR.


The following example shutdowns and removes RIP from the VR "vr-acme":

configure vr vr-acme delete protocol rip

The following example deletes the BGP protocol instance for VRF "vr-widget":

configure vr vr-widget delete protocol bgp


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.0.

MPLS protocol support was added in ExtremeXOS 12.4.

Support for the OSPFv3 and RIPng protocols on user VRs was added in ExtremeXOS 12.5.

Support for the BGP protocol on VRFs was added in ExtremeXOS 12.6.0-BGP.

Platform Availability

This command is available on Summit X450-G2, X460-G2, X670-G2, and X770 series switches.