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vpn router bgp timers, vpn router bgp neighbor timers—Configure global and per-neighbor BGP timers (on vEdge routers only).

vManage Feature Template

For vEdge routers only:

Configuration ► Templates ► BGP

Command Hierarchy

vpn vpn-id
  router
    bgp local-as-number
      timers
        holdtime seconds
        keepalive seconds
        vpn vpn-id
  router
    bgp local-as-number
      neighbor ip-address
        timers
          advertisement-interval seconds
          connect-retry seconds
          holdtime seconds
          keepalive seconds

Options

Advertisement Interval
advertisement-interval seconds
For a BGP neighbor, set the minimum route advertisement interval (MRAI) between when BGP routing update packets are sent to that neighbor.
Range: 0 through 600 seconds
Default: 5 seconds for IBGP route advertisements; 30 seconds for EBGP route advertisements
Connection Retry Time
connect-retry seconds
For a BGP neighbor, set the amount of time between retries to establish a connection to a configured peer that has gone down.
Range: 0 through 65535 seconds
Default: 30 seconds
Hold Time
holdtime seconds
Set the interval after not receiving a keepalive message that the local BGP session considers its peer to be unavailable. The local router then terminates the BGP session to that peer.
Provisioning the hold time for a specific neighbor overrides the global default or the hold time configured at the global level.
Range: 0 through 65535 seconds
Default: 180 seconds (three times the keepalive timer)
Keepalive Time
keepalive seconds
Frequency at which keepalive messages are advertised to a BGP peer. These messages indicate to the peer that the local router is still active and should be considered to be available.
Provisioning the keepalive time for a specific neighbor overrides the global default or the keepalive configured at the global level.
Range: 0 through 65535 seconds
Default: 60 seconds (one-third the hold-time value)

Operational Commands

show bgp neighbor detail

Example

Modify the connection retry time and the advertisement interval for a BGP neighbor:

vEdge# show running-config vpn 1 router bgp neighbor 10.20.25.18
vpn 1
 router
bgp 1
  neighbor 10.20.25.18
     no shutdown
     remote-as 2
     timers
       connect-retry          60
      !
     password  $4$L3rwZmsIiZB6wtBgLEFXKw==
   !
  !
 !
!

Release Information

Command introduced in Viptela Software Release 14.1.​

Additional Information

See the Routing CLI Reference article for your software release.

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