enable bgp peer-group soft-in-reset

enable bgp peer-group peer-group-name {address-family [ipv4-unicast |ipv4-multicast |ipv6-unicast |ipv6-multicast |vpnv4]}soft-in-reset


Enables the soft input reset feature.

Syntax Description

peer-group-name Specifies a peer group.
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.



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

Usage Guidelines

Disabling the soft input reset feature can potentially limit the amount of system memory consumed by the RIB-in.

After you enter this command, the switch automatically disables and enables all neighbors in the peer group before the change takes effect.

This command applies to the current VR or VRF context.

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.



If the specified peer group contains IPv6 peers, it is an IPv6 peer group and you must specify an IPv6 address-family. When the specified peer group is an IPv6 peer group, this command defaults to IPv4 unicast if no address family is specified. This command fails if an IPv6 address family is specified for an IPv4 peer-group.


The following command enables the soft input reset feature:

enable bgp peer-group outer soft-in-reset


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.

Support for Layer 3 VPNs was added in ExtremeXOS 15.3.

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.