Enables BGP to use the Multi Exit Discriminator (MED) from neighbors in different autonomous systems (ASs) in the route selection algorithm.
This command has no arguments or variables.
MED is only used when comparing paths from the same AS, unless always-compare-med is enabled. When this command is issued, MEDs from different AS are used in comparing paths. A MED value of zero is treated as the lowest MED and therefore the most preferred route.
BGP must be disabled before you can change the configuration with this command.
The following command enables BGP to use the Multi Exit Discriminator (MED) from neighbors in different autonomous systems in the route selection algorithm:
enable bgp always-compare-med
This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.
This command required a specific license in ExtremeXOS 11.1.
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 Switch Engine 32.3 Feature License Requirements document.