Technical Documentation



data-cores data-number;

Hierarchy Level

[edit chassis fpc slot-number pic slot-number adaptive-services service-package extension-provider]

Release Information

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0.


Configure data cores. Any cores not configured as either data or control cores are treated as user cores. If the number of data cores is changed, the PIC will reboot.


data-number—Number of data cores. Although it is not mandatory to dedicate any cores as data cores, it is advisable, depending on the nature of the application, to dedicate a minimum of five as data cores to achieve good performance.

Range: 0 through 7

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-05-09