configure virtual-network replication-role

configure virtual-network replication-role [rnve | replicator | leaf {selected-replicator-default ipaddress}]


Configures the assisted replication role on a switch. In addition, if the switch role is leaf, this command also configures the default selected replicator for all virtual networks created afterwards.

Syntax Description

virtual-network Designates changing the virtual overlay network configuration.
replication-role Sets the replication role used for VXLAN replication of unknown unicast, broadcast, and multicast traffic.
rnve Sets regular network virtualization edge node (RNVE) to use head-end replication (default).
replicator Sets replicate tunneled broadcast and multicast traffic to leaf nodes.
leaf Sets tunnel broadcast and multicast traffic to replicator.
selected-replicator-default Sets the default target to send broadcast and multicast traffic to perform replication.
ipaddress Sets the IPv4 address of a remote tunnel endpoint configured as a replicator.


If not specified, the replicator role is set to RNVE.

Usage Guidelines

The selected-replicator-default value is only applied to currently configured virtual networks if the role is changing to leaf. It is always applied to virtual networks you create afterwards. To change the selected-replicator for already configured virtual networks, use the command configure virtual-network vn_name selected-replicator [ipaddress ipaddress | none].

Do not configure a switch as the new replicator until the prior replicator is unconfigured because packet duplication might occur.

To remove configuration of the assisted replication feature, set the replication role to rnve, and the switch reverts back to head-end replication.


The following example configures a node as a replicator:

# configure virtual-network replication-role replicator
The following example configures a node as a leaf, assigning a default selected replicator for future created virtual networks only:
# configure virtual-network replication-role leaf selected-replicator-default


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 31.1.

Platform Availability

This command is supported on the ExtremeSwitching X465, X590, X695 series switches, and stacks with X465, X590, X695 slots only.