This command is used to create a fabric over a Layer 3 network using a BGP vRouter.

Syntax   fabric-comm-vrouter-bgp-create

name name-string

Specify the name of the fabric communication vRouter.

bgp-as number

Specify the BGP Autonomous System number from 1 to 4294967295.

bgp-redistribute static|connected|rip|ospf

Specify the BGP route redistribution type.

bgp-max-paths integer

Specify the maximum BGP paths from 1 to 255.

bgp-ibgp-multipath integer

Specify the number of IBGP multipath connections from 1 to 255.

router-id ip-address

Specify the vRouter ID.

hw-vrrp-id hw-vrrp-id-number

Specify the VRRP ID assigned to the hardware router.

bgp-nic-ip ip-address

Specify the IP address.

bgp-nic-netmask netmask

Specify the netmask.

bgp-nic-linklocal ip-address

Specify the IPv6 link local address.

bgp-nic-vnet vnet name

Specify the VLAN interface.

bgp-nic-bd bridge-domain name

Specify the bridge domain interface.

bgp-nic-vlan vlan-id

Specify the VLAN ID.

bgp-nic-vlan-type public|private

Specify the VLAN type as public or private.

bgp-nic-l3-port l3port-usable-port name

Specify the Layer 3 port.

in-band-nic-ip ip-address

Specify the IP address of the in-band management interface.

in-band-nic-netmask netmask 

Specify the netmask of the in-band management interface.

in-band-nic-linklocal ip-address

Specify the IPv6 link local address.

in-band-nic-vnet vnet name

Specify the VLAN interface.

in-band-nic-bd bridge-domain name

Specify the bridge domain interface.

in-band-nic-vlan vlan-id

Specify the VLAN interface.

in-band-nic-if-nat-realm internal|external

Specify the NAT interface realm.

neighbor ip-address

Specify the IP address of the BGP neighbor.

remote-as integer

Specify the BGP remote AS from 1 to 4294967295.


Specify the next hop as self or not.

password password-string

Specify the MD5 password for BGP.

ebgp-multihop integer

Specify the value for external BGP from 1 to 255.

update-source-interface update-source-interface-string

Specify the interface name of BGP packets. This parameter is required for peering over any interface.


Specify if you want override capability.


Specify if you want a soft reset to reconfigure inbound traffic.

max-prefix max-prefix-number

Specify the maximum number of prefixes.


Specify you want to receive a warning if the maximum number of prefixes is exceeded.


Specify if you want BFD protocol support for fault detection.

weight none

Specify the weight value between 0, and 65535 for the neighbor's routes. The default is none.


Specify to announce default routes to the neighbor or not.

neighbor-keepalive-interval seconds

Specify the keepalive interval in seconds. This is a value between 0, and 65535 seconds.

neighbor-holdtime seconds

Specify the neighbor hold time in seconds. This is a value between 0, and 65535 seconds


Specify if you want to reject routes with local AS in AS_PATH. Normally, when you do not set this option, nodes reject routes containing their own AS which helps prevent routing loops. However, in some cases nodes that belong to the same AS have no direct connectivity; for example when you form clusters, and choose not to use the cluster link for iBGP communication. In this case the only way to direct routes through connected eBGP neighbors is to set this option so routes are not rejected routes from the cluster peer.

interface vrouter interface nic

Specify the interface to reach the neighbor.

advertisement-interval 0..600

Specify the minimum interval between sending BGP routing updates.


Specify if you want to remove an ingress route map.


Specify if you want to remove an egress route map.

fabric-network ip-address

Specify the in-band network IP address.

fabric-netmask netmask 

Specify the in-band network mask.

Defaults   None

Access   Network administrator


Version 2.4.1

Command introduced.

Version 2.5.2

The parameter allowas-in|no-allowas-in added.

Version 3.0.0

The parameter interface added.

Version 3.1.0

The parameters advertisement-interval, no-route-map-in, and no-route-map-out added.

Version 6.0.1

The parameter update-source-interface added.

Usage   This command is used to allow fabric communication over a Layer 3 network.

Examples  To modify fabric communication ports, use the following syntax:

CLI (network-admin@switch) > fabric-comm-vrouter-bgp-create