Technical Documentation



routing-instances routing-instance-name { ... }

Hierarchy Level

[edit],[edit logical-systems logical-system-name]

Release Information

Statement introduced before JUNOS Release 7.4.


Configure an additional routing entity for a router. You can create multiple instances of BGP, IS-IS, OSPF, OSPFv3, and RIP for a router. You can also create multiple routing instances for separating routing tables, routing policies, and interfaces for individual wholesale subscribers (retailers) in a Layer 3 wholesale network.


Routing instances are disabled for the router.


routing-instance-name—Name of the routing instance, a maximum of 128 characters. A routing instance name can contain letters, numbers, and hyphens.

Note: In JUNOS Release 9.6 and later, you can include a slash (/) in a routing-instance name only if a logical system is not configured. That is, you cannot include the slash character in a routing-instance name if a logical system other than the default is explicitly configured.

The remaining statements are explained separately.

Note: In JUNOS Release 9.0 and later, you cannot specify a routing-instance name of default or include special characters within the name of a routing instance.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Published: 2010-05-11