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Configuring Enhanced IP Network Services for a Virtual Chassis

 

For an existing MX Series Virtual Chassis to function properly, you must configure enhanced IP network services on all member routers in the Virtual Chassis from the Virtual Chassis master router.

Enhanced IP network services defines how the chassis recognizes and uses certain modules. When you set each member router’s network services to enhanced-ip, only MPC/MIC modules and MS-DPC modules are powered on in the chassis. Non-service DPCs do not work with enhanced IP network services.

This procedure describes how to configure enhanced IP network services for an existing MX Series Virtual Chassis. For information about configuring enhanced IP network services when you first set up the Virtual Chassis, see Configuring Enhanced IP Network Services in Example: Configuring Interchassis Redundancy for MX Series 5G Universal Routing Platforms Using a Virtual Chassis.

Best Practice

We recommend that you use the commit synchronize command to save any configuration changes to the Virtual Chassis.

For an MX Series Virtual Chassis, the force option is the default and only behavior when you issue the commit synchronize command. Issuing the commit synchronize command for an MX Series Virtual Chassis configuration has the same effect as issuing the commit synchronize force command.

To configure enhanced IP network services for an existing Virtual Chassis:

  1. Log in to the console for the master Routing Engine in the Virtual Chassis master router (member0-re0 in this procedure).
  2. Access the chassis hierarchy.
  3. Configure enhanced IP network services on member 0.
  4. Commit the configuration.
  5. When prompted to do so, reboot all Routing Engines in the Virtual Chassis.

    The request system reboot command reboots both Routing Engines in each member router forming the Virtual Chassis.

  6. (Optional) Verify that enhanced IP network services has been properly configured for the Virtual Chassis.
    1. Verify that enhanced IP network services is configured on the master Routing Engine in the Virtual Chassis master router (member0-re0).

    2. Verify that enhanced IP network services is configured on the master Routing Engine in the Virtual Chassis backup router (member1-re0).