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 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 Base license, or higher, as described in the ExtremeXOS and Switch Engine 31.7 Feature License Requirements document.

On switches with a Core or Premier license, the non-zero interface priority takes effect; on switches with and Advanced Edge or Base license, the default interface priority is 0.