enable bgp advertise-inactive-route

enable bgp {address-family [ipv4-unicast | ipv4-multicast |ipv6-unicast | ipv6-multicast]} advertise-inactive-route


Enables advertisement of BGP inactive routes, which are defined as those routes that are rated best by BGP and not best in the IP routing table.

Syntax Description

address-family Specifies an IPv4 or IPv6 unicast or multicast address family.



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

Usage Guidelines

This command can be successfully executed only when BGP is globally disabled. It is best to enable this feature before you enable BGP (enable bgp). If BGP is enabled, you must disable BGP (disable bgp), enable this feature, and then enable BGP.

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.


The following command enables inactive route advertisement for IPv4 unicast traffic:

enable bgp address-family ipv4-unicast advertise-inactive-route


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.1.3.

Support for IPv6 was added in ExtremeXOS 12.6 BGP.

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 32.2 Feature License Requirements document.