enable iproute bfd

enable iproute bfd {gateway} ip_addr {vr vrname}


Enables the BFD client to provide services for IPv4 static routes.

Syntax Description

ip_addr Specifies the IPv4 address of a neighbor to which BFD services are to be provided.
vrname Specifies the VR or VRF name for which BFD services are being enabled.



Usage Guidelines

To enable BFD services to an IPv4 neighbor, you must do the following:
  • Execute this command on the switches at both ends of the link.
  • Enable BFD for specific IPv4 static routes with the configure iproute add [destination network] [gateway] bfd command.

Once a BFD session is established between two neighbors, BFD notifies the Route Manager process of the BFD session status and any changes. If other BFD clients (such as the MPLS BFD client) are configured between the same neighbors, the clients share a single session between the neighbors.


The following example enables BFD client protection for communications with neighbor

# enable iproute bfd


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.5.3.

Platform Availability

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