configure ospfv3 add virtual-link

configure ospfv3 add virtual-link {routerid} router_identifier {area} area_identifier


Adds a virtual link connected to another ABR.

Syntax Description

router_identifier Specifies the router ID of the other end of the link.
area_identifier Specifies the transit area identifier, a four-byte, dotted decimal number.



Usage Guidelines

A virtual link provides a logical path between the ABR of the disconnected area and the ABR of the normal area that connects to the backbone. A virtual link must be established between two ABRs that have a common area, with one ABR connected to the backbone. Specify the following:
  • router_identifier—Far-end router identifier, a four-byte, dotted decimal number.
  • area_identifier—Transit area used for connecting the two end-points. The transit area cannot have the area identifier and cannot be a stub area or an NSSA.


The following command configures a virtual link with router ID through the transit area

configure ospfv3 add virtual-link


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.2.

Platform Availability

This command is available on platforms with Base license, or higher, as described in the Switch Engine 32.3 Feature License Requirements document.