Configuring an Inet6 Backup Router (NSM Procedure)

You can configure a backup router running Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6). This is to use while the local router or switch (running IPv6) is booting and if the routing protocol processes fail to start. The Junos OS removes the route to this router or switch as soon as the software starts.

To configure an Inet6 backup router:

  1. In the NSM navigation tree, select Device Manager > Devices.
  2. Click the Device Tree tab, and then double-click the device for which you want to configure the Inet6 backup router.
  3. Click the Configuration tab. In the configuration tree, select System > Inet6 Backup Router.
  4. Add or modify the settings as described in Table 182.
  5. Click one:
    • OK—Saves the changes.
    • Cancel—Cancels the modifications.
    • Apply—Applies the Inet6 backup router settings.

Table 182: Inet6 Backup Router Configuration Details



Your Action


Supplies a descriptive comment of the Inet6 backup router.

(Optional) Enter a comment.


Specifies the address of the router to use while booting.

Enter an address name for the router.


Specifies the destination network that is reachable through the router.

Enter the destination name for the router.

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