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vpn interface bandwidth-downstream—Generate notifications when the bandwidth of traffic received on a physical interface in the WAN transport VPN (VPN 0) exceeds a specific limit (on vEdge routers and vManage NMSs only). Specifically, notifications are generated when traffic exceeds 85 percent of the bandwidth you configure with this command. Notifications generated include Netconf notifications, which are sent to the vManage NMS, SNMP traps, and syslog messages. Notifications are sent when either the transmitted or received bandwidth exceeds 85 percent of the bandwidth configured for that type of traffic.

By default, no bandwidth notifications of any kind are generated, so if you are interested in monitoring bandwidth usage, you must do so manually.

You can configure this command on all interface types except for GRE and loopback interfaces.

vManage Feature Template

For vEdge routers and vManage NMSs only:

Configuration ► Templates ► VPN Interface Bridge

Command Hierarchy

vpn 0
  interface interface-name
    bandwidth-downstream kbps


Interface Received Bandwidth
Maximum received on a physical interface to allow before generating a notification. When the transmission rates exceeds 85 percent of this rate, an SNMP trap is generated.
Range: 1 through 2147483647 (232 / 2) – 1 kbps

Operational Commands

show interface detail (see the rx-kbps and bandwidth-downstream fields)


Have the vEdge router generate a notification when the received or transmitted traffic on an interface exceeds 85 percent of a 50-Mbps circuit:

vEdge# show running-config vpn 0 interface ge0/2
vpn 0
 interface ge0/2
  ip address
   encapsulation ipsec
   color lte
   no allow-service bgp
   allow-service dhcp
   allow-service dns
   allow-service icmp
   no allow-service sshd
   no allow-service netconf
   no allow-service ntp
   no allow-service ospf
   no allow-service stun
  no shutdown
  bandwidth-upstream   50000
  bandwidth-downstream 50000
vEdge# show interface detail ge0/2
interface vpn 0 interface ge0/2
 if-admin-status         Up
 if-oper-status          Up
  secondary      false
 rx-packets              122120
 rx-octets               25293100
 rx-errors               0
 rx-drops                1403
 tx-packets              117618
 tx-octets               24737443
 tx-errors               0
 tx-drops                0
 rx-pps                  13
 rx-kbps                 36
 tx-pps                  13
 tx-kbps                 37
 rx-arp-requests         325
 tx-arp-replies          333
 tx-arp-requests         704
 rx-arp-replies          683
 bandwidth-upstream      50000
 bandwidth-downstream    50000

Release Information

Command introduced in Viptela Software Release 16.2.​

Additional Information

See the Configuring Network Interfaces article for your software release.

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