Technical Documentation



load-balance {indexed-next-hop;per-flow {hash-seed;}per-prefix {hash-seed number;}}

Hierarchy Level

[edit forwarding-options],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name forwarding-options],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name routing-instances routing-instance-name forwarding-options],[edit routing-instances routing-instance-name forwarding-options]

Release Information

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0.

Statement introduced in JUNOS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.

Support for per-flow load balancing introduced in JUNOS Release 9.3.


Enable per-prefix or per-flow load balancing so that the router or switch elects a next hop independently of the route selected by other routers or switches.


The statements are explained separately.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-04-15