configure esrp timer neutral

Configures the ESRP neutral timeout value.
configure esrp esrpDomain timer neutral seconds


Configures the ESRP neutral timeout value.

Syntax Description

esrpDomain Specifies an ESRP domain name.
seconds Specifies the number of seconds after which an ESRP domain. The range is 4 to 1024 seconds.


The default neutral timeout is 4 seconds (two times the hello timer).

Usage Guidelines

After you create, configure, and enable the ESRP domain, it enters the neutral state. The neutral timeout specifies the amount of time the ESRP domain stays in this temporary state before entering the slave state. The neutral value must be at least 2 times the hello timer value. Entering a value outside of that range generates an error message similar to the following:

operation Failed. Valid timer relationship "neighbor timeout >= 3*hello ; neutral timeout >= 2*hello ; premaster timeout >= 3*hello"!

The seconds range is 2*hello to 1024.

To view the neutral timer settings, use the show esrp { {name} | {type [vpls-redundancy | standard]} } command.


The following command configures the ESRP neutral timeout to 8 seconds for the ESRP domain esrp1:

configure esrp esrp1 timer neutral 8


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.0.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching X435, X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, X670-G2, X690, X695, X870, 5320, 5420, and 5520 series switches.