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express-in (IPLC)



Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Releases 15.1F6 and 17.1R1.


Create a logical connection for between two IPLC base modules to form a two-degree IPLC node. By using this statement, along with connecting two IPLC base modules together through the front panel, you create a two-degree IPLC node that can communicate either east-west or north-south. You can use this option for express traffic in IPLC ring and metro linear scenarios, as well as other network deployments that require a two-degree IPLC node.


In conjunction with this statement, connect the two IPLC base modules together through the PT IN and PT OUT ports on the front panel; otherwise, an association between the two modules is not properly formed.

Best Practice

We recommend that you place the IPLC modules into the same FPC/PIC slot pair on the PTX3000 chassis.


You can configure only one logical association between two IPLC base modules.


fpc-slotSpecify the location of the IPLC base module.

Default: None


To create a logical connection between the IPLC base modules in slots 1 and 2:

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

interface-control—To add this statement to the configuration.