This command is used to create a tunnel on the switch.

Syntax   tunnel-create

scope local|cluster

Specify the scope for the tunnel. Local and cluster scopes are supported.

name name-string

Specify the name of the tunnel.

local-ip ip-address

Specify the local IP address.

remote-ip ip-address

Specify the remote IP address.

vnet vnet-name

Specify the name of the VNET.

vrouter-name vrouter-name

Specify the name of the vRouter service.

peer-vrouter-name vrouter- name

Specify the name of the vRouter service on the cluster peer.

next-hop ip-address

Specify the next hop IP address.

next-hop mac-address

Specify the next hop MAC address.


Specify BFD for the tunnel.

Defaults   None.

Access   CLI


Version 1.2

Command introduced.

Version 2.1

The parameters, type and remote-switch, deprecated.

Version 2.2.3

The parameter router-if replaced name-string with vrouter-hw-if name option.

Version 2.4

The option, cluster, added to scope. The parameters, vrouter-name and peer-vrouter-name, added.

Version 2.5

The parameter, vnet, added.

Version 3.0.0

The parameter, vrouter-if, deprecated. The parameter, bfd, added.

Usage   Tunnels are used to encapsulate unsupported protocols on a network. Use this command to create tunnels on a fabric.

Examples  To create a tunnel with a local scope called tunnel010 with local IP address, and remote IP address of, use the following command:

CLI network-admin@switch > tunnel-create scope local name tunnel010 local-ip remote-ip

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