configure bgp neighbor connect-retry

configure bgp neighbor [all | remoteaddr] connect-retry seconds


Configures the BGP neighbor retry timer.

Syntax Description

all Specifies that the configuration applies to all neighbors in the specified address family. If no address family is specified or if an IPv4 address is specified, the configuration applies to all IPv4 neighbors. If an IPv6 address family is specified, the configuration applies to all IPv6 neighbors.
remoteaddr Specifies the IPv4 or IPv6 address of a BGP neighbor. The switch uses the IP address format to determine if the address is an IPv4 or IPv6 address.
connect-retry Specifies to configure the time interval between attempts to establish a TCP connection to a configured peer.
seconds Specifies the retry time in seconds. Default is 30 seconds.


Thirty (30) seconds when newly configured in ExtremeXOS 31.6 or later.

Usage Guidelines

Five specific values are supported: 10, 30, 60, 90, and 120 seconds.

Enter show bgp neighbor detail to display the current value of this command.

The neighbor retry timer was not configurable prior to ExtremeXOS 31.6 and was fixed at 120 seconds.


The following command configures the BGP neighbor retry timer to 120 seconds:

configure bgp neighbor connect-retry 120


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 31.6.

Platform Availability

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.