Layer 3 Configuration - vRouter

Manage vRouters

Selecting Overview → Manage → Layer 3 → Manage vRouters displays the Manage vRouters dashboard with a list of any existing vRouter settings.

Select the desired Fabric from the left side navigation bar and the dashboard updates showing all vRouter entries from all switches within the Fabric.

The dashboard displays a list of existing vRouter entries by Switch. Additional parameters include: name, type, scope,vnet, state, router-type, HW MAC, A-A Routing, HWvR. ID, bgp-as, and router-id. The vRouter information is scope dependent meaning either Fabric or Local.



You sort the list of entries in the dashboard using the up / down arrows above each of the columns to sort the information as needed.

Select the desired switch from the fabric and the dashboard updates automatically with vRouter settings.

Mange vRouter Dashboard


You sort the list of entries in the dashboard using the up / down arrows above each of the columns to sort the information as needed.

To obtain detailed information about a vRouter click on an entry in the dashboard.

A Details pane opens displaying the configuration information about the vRouter.

Click X to close the viewing pane.

Layer 3 vRouter Detail


New hardware and software vRouters are created by selecting from the drop down list. Select either Create H/W vRouter or Create S/W vRouter and click Go. Hardware and software vRouters are configured using the same parameters. This User Guide describes the hardware vRouter configuration. Software vRouters are configured in the same manner and are not described separately.

Manage Create vRouter


To create a H/W vRouter enter the configuration parameters which include:

  • name – Name of service config
  • hw-vrrp-id – VRRP ID assigned to the hardware vRouter
  • router-id – OSPF and BGP router id
  • bgp-as – BGP Autonomous System number from 1 to 4294967295
  • vnet – VNET assigned to service
  • router-type – vRouter type


Manage Create vRouter Parameters


Click Save to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without saving any changes.


Additional field parameters are entered by clicking on the icon for Additional Fields.


Manage Create vRouter Additional Parameters


Additional fields include:

  • location – Location of service
  • storage-pool – storage pool assigned to service
  • bgp-redistribute – BGP route distribution
  • bgp-max-path – Maximum BGP paths
  • bgp-ibgp-multipath – Number of IBGP multipath connections
  • shared-vnet-mgr – VNET-manager to share with if shared service
  • state – State of service
  • proto-multi – Multicast Protocol
  • bgp-redist-static-metric – BGP route redistribution static metric
  • bgp-redist-connected-metric –  metric for redistributing BGP connected routes
  • bgp-redist-rip-metric – metric for redistributing RIP connected routes
  • bgp-redist-ospf-metric – metric for BGP to redistribute OSPF connected routes
  • bgp-cluster-id – IP address for BGP cluster ID
  • bgp-bestpath-as-path – best path for BGP
  • bgp-stalepath-time – interval before a BGP path becomes stale
  • bgp-scantime – BGP scanner interval (seconds) - default 60
  • bgp-delayed-startup –  Delays forming peer adjacency on bootup
  • bgp-keepalive-interval – BGP Keepalive interval (seconds) - default 60
  • bgp-holdtime –  BGP Holdtime (seconds) - default 180
  • bgp-distance-external –  BGP distance for routes external to AS
  • bgp-distance-internal –  BGP distance for routes internal to AS
  • bgp-distance-local – BGP distance for local routes
  • rip-redistribute – redistribute RIP routes
  • ospf-redistribute – redistribute OSPF routes
  • ospf-redist-static-metric –  metric for OSPF redistribution of static routes
  • ospf-redist-static-metric-type – metric type for OSPF redistribution of static routes
  • ospf-redist-connected-metric – metric for OSPF redistribution of connected routes
  • ospf-redist-connected-metric-type – metric type for OSPF redistribution of connected routes
  • ospf-redist-rip-metric – metric for OSPF redistribution of RIP routes
  • ospf-redist-rip-metric-type –  metric type for OSPF redistribution of RIP routes
  • ospf-redist-bgp-metric – metric for OSPF redistribution of BGP routes
  • ospf-redist-bgp-metric-type –  metric type for OSPF redistribution of BGP routes
  • ospf-distance-external – OSPF distance for external routes
  • ospf-distance-internal –  OSPF distance for inter-area routes
  • ospf-distance-local – OSPF distance for intra-area routes
  • ospf-stub-router-on-startup-period –  period to advertise self as stub router after startup
  • vrrp-track-port – track port for VRRP


Interactive Port Selector


Click the Edit icon to display and select a range of ports.


Click the desired ports and click Apply to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without applying any changes.


Manage Layer 3 vRouter Interactive Port Selector


Select to enable options include (may require accessing additional fields):


  • cluster-active-active-routing – active-active routing with or without VRRP
  • bgp-dampening – dampening for BGP routes
  • bgp-graceful-restart – restart BGP gracefully
  • ospf-stub-router-on-startup – advertise self as stub router temporary on startup
  • ospf-bfd-all-if – use BFD protocol for fault detection on all OSPF interfaces
  • bgp-snmp – Enable BGP SNMP MIB
  • bgp-snmp-notification – Enable BGP SNMP notifications
  • ospf-snmp – Enable OSPF SNMP MIB
  • ospf-snmp-notification – Enable OSPF SNMP notifications


Click Save to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without saving any changes.


Note: The Edit icon referred to in this section is represented by the pencil icon.


To modify a vRouter use Edit by selecting the Cog icon to make changes to the vRouter parameters which include:

  • router-id – OSPF and BGP router ID
  • bgp-as – BGP Autonomous System number from 1 to 4294967295


Manage Layer 3 Modify vRouter


Click Save to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without saving any changes.


Additional field parameters are modified by clicking on the icon for Additional Fields.

Manage Layer 3 Modify vRouter Additional Parameters


Additional fields include:


  • location – location of service
  • storage-pool – storage pool assigned to service
  • bgp-redistribute – BGP route redistribution
  • bgp-max-path – maximum BGP paths
  • bgp-ibgp-multipath –  number of IBGP multipath connections
  • shared-vnet-mgr – VRRP ID assigned to the hardware vRouter
  • state – state of service
  • proto-multi – multicast protocol
  • bgp-redist-static-metric –  BGP route redistribution static metric
  • bgp-redist-connected-metric –  metric for redistributing BGP connected routes
  • bgp-redist-rip-metric –  metric for redistributing RIP connected routes
  • bgp-redist-ospf-metric –  metric for BGP to redistribute OSPF connected routes
  • bgp-cluster-id –  IP address for BGP cluster ID
  • bgp-bestpath-as-path – best path for BGP
  • bgp-stalepath-time –  interval before a BGP path becomes stale
  • bgp-scantime – BGP scanner interval (seconds) - default 60
  • bgp-delayed-startup – Delays forming peer adjacency on bootup
  • bgp-keepalive-interval –  BGP Keepalive interval (seconds) - default 60
  • bgp-holdtime –  BGP Holdtime (seconds) - default 180
  • bgp-distance-external – BGP distance for routes external to AS
  • bgp-distance-internal –  BGP distance for routes internal to AS
  • bgp-distance-local – BGP distance for local routes
  • rip-redistribute – redistribute RIP routes
  • ospf-redistribute – redistribute OSPF routes
  • ospf-redist-static-metric – metric for OSPF redistribution of static routes
  • ospf-redist-static-metric-type – metric type for OSPF redistribution of static routes
  • ospf-redist-connected-metric – metric for OSPF redistribution of connected routes
  • ospf-redist-connected-metric-type – metric type for OSPF redistribution of connected routes
  • ospf-redist-rip-metric – metric for OSPF redistribution of RIP routes
  • ospf-redist-rip-metric-type – metric type for OSPF redistribution of RIP routes
  • ospf-redist-bgp-metric – metric for OSPF redistribution of BGP routes
  • ospf-redist-bgp-metric-type – metric type for OSPF redistribution of BGP routes
  • ospf-distance-external – OSPF distance for external routes
  • ospf-distance-internal – OSPF distance for inter-area routes
  • ospf-distance-local – OSPF distance for intra-area routes
  • ospf-stub-router-on-startup-period – period to advertise self as stub router after startup
  • vrrp-track-port –  track port for VRRP
  • bgp-redist-static-route-map –  route map for BGP redistribution of static routes
  • bgp-redist-connected-route-map –  route map for BGP redistribution of connected routes
  • bgp-redist-ospf-route-map – route map for BGP redistribution of OSPF routes
  • ospf-redist-static-route-map –  route map for OSPF redistribution of static routes
  • ospf-redist-connected-route-map – route map for OSPF redistribution of connected routes
  • ospf-redist-bgp-route-map – route map for OSPF redistribution of BGP routes


Interactive Port Selector


Click the Edit icon to display and select a range of ports.


Click the desired ports and click Apply to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without applying any changes.


Manage Layer 3 vRouter Interactive Port Selector


Note: The Edit icon referred to in this section is represented by the pencil icon .

Select to enable options include (may require accessing additional fields):


  • cluster-active-active-routing – active-active routing with or without VRRP
  • bgp-dampening – dampening for BGP routes
  • bgp-graceful-restart – restart BGP gracefully
  • ospf-stub-router-on-startup –  advertise self as stub router temporary on startup
  • ospf-bfd-all-if – use BFD protocol for fault detection on all OSPF interfaces
  • bgp-snmp – Enable BGP SNMP MIB
  • bgp-snmp-notification –  Enable BGP SNMP notifications
  • ospf-snmp – Enable OSPF SNMP MIB
  • ospf-snmp-notification – Enable OSPF SNMP notifications


Click Save to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without saving any changes.


To delete a vRouter use Delete by selecting the Cog icon.


A confirmation message requires an acknowledgment to continue deletion.


Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without making any changes.


Delete vRouter Confirmation Message