This command specifies the link type for one or all IS-IS VLANs.
|vlan all||Applies the link type configuration to all IS-IS VLANs.|
|vlan_name||Specifies a single IS-IS VLAN to which the link type configuration is applied.|
|broadcast||Selects the broadcast link type for the specified VLANs.|
|point-to-point||Selects the point-to-point link type for the specified VLANs.|
On broadcast interfaces, a DIS is elected. There is no DIS election on point-to-point interfaces. If it is known that only two routers will be present on a physical network, it may be desirable to set their connecting interfaces to point-to-point mode. This reduces the overhead associated with DIS election and periodic CSNP transmissions and processing. In addition, if the adjacency is both level 1 and level 2, only one set of hello PDUs are sent on a point-to-point interface whereas hello PDUs are sent for both levels on broadcast interfaces. Interfaces in point-to-point mode must have an IP address assigned to them. Unnumbered interfaces are not supported.
For point-to-point interfaces, level 1 parameters apply to L1-only and L1/L2 interfaces. Level 2 parameters apply to L2-only point-to-point interfaces.
The following command configures all IS-IS VLANs to use the broadcast link type:
configure isis vlan all link-type broadcast
This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.1.
This command is available on platforms with a Premier license as described in the Switch Engine 32.3 Feature License Requirements document.