Configures the timers for a virtual link.
|router_identifier||Specifies the router ID of the other end of the link.|
|area_identifier||Specifies an OSPFv3 area, a four-byte, dotted decimal number.|
|retransmit_interval||Specifies the length of time that the router waits before retransmitting an LSA that is not acknowledged. The range is 1 to 3600 seconds.|
|transit_delay||Specifies the length of time it takes to transmit an LSA packet over the interface. The range is 1 to 3600 seconds.|
|hello_interval||Specifies the interval at which routers send hello packets. The range is 1 to 65535 seconds.|
|dead_interval||Specifies the interval after which a neighboring router is declared down due to the fact that hello packets are no longer received from the neighbor. The range is 1 to 65535 seconds.|
In OSPFv3, all areas must be connected to a backbone area. If the connection to the backbone is lost, it can be repaired by establishing a virtual link.
The smaller the hello interval, the faster topological changes will be detected, but more routing traffic will ensue.
The setting of the retransmit interval should be conservative, or needless retransmissions will result. The value should be larger for serial lines and virtual links.
The transmit delay value should take into account the transmission and propagation delays for the interface.
NoteThe wait interval is not separately configurable. It is always equal to the dead interval.
The following command sets the timers on the virtual link to router 220.127.116.11 transiting area 0.0.0.2:
configure ospfv3 virtual-link 18.104.22.168 area 0.0.0.2 timer 10 transit-delay 1 hello‑interval 20 dead-interval 200
This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.2.
This command is available on platforms with Base license, or higher, as described in the Switch Engine 32.3 Feature License Requirements document.