configure bgp restart update-delay

configure bgp restart update-delay seconds


Configures the update delay timer used with graceful BGP restart. This is the maximum time to delay updating BGP routes to the local IP route table.

Syntax Description

seconds Specifies the stale route time. The range is 1 to 3600 seconds.


The default is 600 seconds.

Usage Guidelines

Before you can enter this command, you must disable BGP services on the switch with the disable bgp command.

This command configures the update delay timer. Usually, a restarting router waits to receive EOR messages from all the receiving BGP neighbors before it starts the route update. Otherwise, it does the route selection when the timer expires.


The following command configures the graceful BGP update delay timer:

configure bgp restart update-delay 800


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.4.

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.