enable bgp neighbor capability address-family vpnv4

enable bgp {neighbor} [all | remoteaddr] capability address-family vpnv4 type [community | ext-community] {[send | receive | both]}


This command enables Outbound Route Filtering (ORF) for one or all BGP (Border Gateway Protocol) neighbors on a Layer 3 VPN.

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.
remoteaddr Specifies the IPv4 address of a BGP neighbor.
vpnv4 Specifies the VPNv4 address family for Layer 3 VPN support.
community Enables neighbor capability for communities.
ext-community Enables neighbor capability for extended communities.
send Enables neighbor capability filter list send capability.
receive Enables neighbor capability filter list receive capability.
both Enables neighbor capability filter list send and receive capability.



If the direction is not specified, the both option applies.

Usage Guidelines

Enter this command multiple times to configure the address family, type, and direction attributes.

By specifying the address-family, type and direction in multiple commands, you can better control the actual ORF capabilities sent to a peer. In the case where a particular address-family is explicitly disabled for a peering, the ORF capability configuration for that address-family is ignored and not sent.

ORF capabilities can only be enabled for IPv4 neighbors, and only for IPv4 address families. If configured for IPv6 neighbors or address-families the command is rejected with the following error message:

Outbound-route-filtering not supported for IPv6 neighbors
Outbound-route-filtering not supported for address family addr_family 


The following examples enables the neighbor capability feature for a Layer 3 VPN neighbor:

enable bgp neighbor capability address-family vpnv4


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 15.3.

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.