configure bgp neighbor timer

configure bgp neighbor [remoteaddr | all] timer keep-alive keepalive hold-time holdtime


Configures the BGP neighbor timers.

Syntax Description

remoteaddr Specifies the IPv4 or IPv6 address of a BGP neighbor.
all Specifies all IPv4 and IPv6 neighbors.
keepalive Specifies a BGP neighbor timer keepalive time in seconds. The range is 0 to 21,845 seconds.
holdtime Specifies a BGP neighbor timer hold time in seconds. The range is 0 and 3to65,535 seconds.


The default keepalive setting is 60 seconds. The default hold time is 180 seconds.

Usage Guidelines

You must disable the BGP neighbor before changing the timer values.

This command applies to the current VR or VRF context.


The following command configures the BGP neighbor timers:

configure bgp neighbor timer keep-alive 120 hold-time 360


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

This command required a specific license in ExtremeXOS 11.1.

Support for IPv6 was added in ExtremeXOS 12.6 BGP.

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 and Switch Engine 31.7 Feature License Requirements document.