create isis area

create isis area area_name


This command creates an IS-IS router process in the current virtual router.

Syntax Description

area_name Defines a name for the new IS-IS router process.



Usage Guidelines

No PDUs are sent until after the following events:
  • The router process has been enabled

  • The router process has been assigned a system ID and area address

  • The router process has at least one interface (VLAN) that has IPv4 or IPv6 forwarding enabled.

By default, newly created IS-IS router processes are Level 1/Level 2 routers if a level 2 router process does not already exist in the current virtual router. No more than one IS-IS router process may be configured as a level 2 router. IS-IS router processes on different virtual routers may have the same name, but this is not recommended as it may cause confusion when administering the switch. The router process name supplied with this command may be optionally used as the hostname for this router process when dynamic hostname exchange support is enabled.

The area name must begin with an alphabetical character and may contain alphanumeric characters and underscores ( _ ), but it cannot contain spaces. The maximum allowed length for a name is 32 characters. For name creation guidelines and a list of reserved names, see Object Names in the ExtremeXOS Concepts Guide.

A maximum of one area can be created per VR in this release.


The following command creates a new IS-IS router process named areax:

create isis area areax


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on platforms with a Core or Premier license as described in the ExtremeXOS 32.2 Feature License Requirements document.