configure bgp neighbor soft-reset

configure bgp neighbor [remoteaddr | all] {address-family [ipv4-unicast | ipv4-multicast |ipv6-unicast | ipv6-multicast |vpnv4 l2vpn-evpn]} soft-reset {in | out}


Applies the current input or output routing policy to the routing information already exchanged with the neighbor.

Syntax Description

remoteaddr Specifies an IP address of a BGP neighbor.
all Specifies all neighbors.
ipv4-unicast Specifies the IPv4 unicast address family.
ipv4-multicast Specifies an IPv4 multicast address family.
ipv6-unicast Specifies the IPv6 unicast address family.
ipv6-multicast Specifies an IPv6 multicast address family.
vpnv4 Specifies the VPNv4 address family for Layer 3 VPN support. This address family is applicable for PE to PE BGP neighbor sessions only. This keyword may prompt warning or error messages if executed for a regular BGP neighbor session, or for a PE to CE neighbor session.
l2vpn-evpn Specifies the Layer 2 VPN-EVPN address family.
soft-reset Do a soft reconfiguration for the BGP neighbor.
in Specifies to apply the input routing policy.
out Specifies to apply the output routing policy.


If no address family is specified, IPv4 unicast is the default.

Usage Guidelines

The input/output policy is determined by the route policy configured for the neighbor on the input and/or output side of the router. This command does not affect the switch configuration.

If both the local BGP neighbor and the neighbor router support the route refresh capability, a dynamic soft input reset can be performed. The configure bgp neighbor soft-reset command triggers the generation of a Route-Refresh message to the neighbor. As a response to the Route-Refresh message, the neighbor sends the entire BGP routing table in updates and the switch applies the appropriate routing policy to the updates.

This command applies to the current VR or VRF context.

If the route-refresh capability is not supported by the neighbor, the configure bgp neighbor soft-reset command reprocesses the BGP route database using the policy configured for that neighbor.

If you do not specify an address family, this command applies to the IPv4 unicast address family. To apply this command to an address family other than the IPv4 unicast address family, you must specify the address family.



For an IPv6 peer, an IPv6 address family must be specified, because an IPv6 peer does not support IPv4 address families. If no address family is specified for an IPv6 peer, the default, the IPv4 unicast address family, applies and the command fails. Similarly an IPv4 peer only supports IPv4 address families and the command fails if an IPv6 address family is specified.

To configure this feature on Layer 3 VPNs, you must configure this feature in the context of the MPLS-enabled VR; this feature is not supported for BGP neighbors on the CE (VRF) side of the PE router.


The following command applies the current input routing policy to the routing information already exchanged with the neighbor:

# configure bgp neighbor soft-reset in


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

This command required a specific license in ExtremeXOS 11.1.

Support for Layer 3 VPNs was added in ExtremeXOS 15.3.

Support for Layer 2 VPN-EVPN was added in ExtremeXOS 30.5.

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.