configure flow-redirect nexthop

configure flow-redirect flow_redirect_name nexthop ip_address ping health-check interval seconds miss number {success successes}


Configures the ping interval, miss count, and success for a nexthop in the flow redirection policy.

Syntax Description

flow_redirect_name Specifies the name of the flow redirection policy.
ip_address Specifies the IPv4 or IPv6 address of the nexthop.
seconds Specifies the number of seconds between pings. The default is “2”.
number Specifies the number of misses allowed. The default is “2”.
success Specifies a number of consecutive ping successes required to declare that a nexthop is up.
successes Sets the value for the number of consecutive successful pings to declare that a nexthop is up. Range is 1 to 256. The default is 4.


The default for ping interval is 2 seconds.

The default for number of misses is 2.

The default for number of successes is 4.

Usage Guidelines

Use this command to set a ping interval, miss count, and ping success. When the ping response is not received within the interval seconds * (number +1), the nexthop is considered to be dead and a new candidate is selected from the remaining active nexthops.


The following command configures a ping interval of 3 seconds, miss count of 3, and success count of 3 for the nexthop in the flow redirection policy flow 3:

# configure flow-redirect flow3 nexthop ping health-check interval 3 miss 3 success 3


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.1.

Support for IPv6 flow-redirection policies was added in ExtremeXOS 12.7.

The success option was added in ExtremeXOS 22.7.

Platform Availability

This command is available for IPv4 and IPv6 flow-redirection policies on the platforms listed for the Policy Based Routing feature in the ExtremeXOS and Switch Engine 31.7 Feature License Requirements document.