enable bgp aggregation

enable bgp aggregation


Enables BGP route aggregation.

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or variables.



Usage Guidelines

Route aggregation is the process of combining the characteristics of several routes so that they are advertised as a single route. Aggregation reduces the amount of information that a BGP speaker must store and exchange with other BGP speakers. Reducing the information that is stored and exchanged also reduces the size of the routing table.

To use BGP route aggregation, follow these steps:

  1. Enable aggregation using the following command:

    enable bgp aggregation

  2. Create an aggregate route using the following command:

    configure bgp add aggregate-address {address-family [ipv4-unicast | ipv4-multicast |ipv6-unicast | ipv6-multicast]} ipaddress/masklength {as-match | as-set} {summary‑only} {advertise-policy policy} {attribute-policy policy}


The following command enables BGP route aggregation:

enable bgp aggregation


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

This command required a specific license in ExtremeXOS 11.1.

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.