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    df-election-type {value;preference {value value;}mod;}

    Hierarchy Level

    [edit dynamic-profiles name interfaces name esi ],[edit dynamic-profiles name logical-systems name interfaces name esi ],[edit interfaces name esi ]

    Release Information

    Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 17.3 for MX Series Routers with MPC and MIC interfaces.


    Elect the designated forwarder (DF) in a multihomed Ethernet VPN (EVPN) network using an administrative preference value assigned to an Ethernet segment identifier (ESI). This preference value is exchanged in the type 4 route using the DF election extended community. On receiving the type 4 route, the candidate DF devices are ordered based on the configured preference value and the IP address.


    modElect the DF from the multihomed Provider Edge (PE) devices with modulo operation. This is the default algorithm used for DF election.

    Required Privilege Level



    Modified: 2017-08-27