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pfe power off


Hierarchy Level


Power on or power off a Packet Forwarding Engine (PFE) in a running system, or keep the PFE powered off when the FPC comes online.

On MX series routers with MPC10E-15C-MRATE, you can power off or power on only the Packet Forwarding Engine 2. The Packet Forwarding Engines 0 and 1 do not support this command. On the MPC10E-15C-MRATE, operating the Packet Forwarding Engine 2 requires the Packet Forwarding Engines 0 and 1 to be functional. You can use the command show chassis fpc fpc-slot detail to view the Packet Forwarding Engine power ON/OFF status and bandwidth for the individual Packet Forwarding Engines in the MPC10E-15C-MRATE.




pfe pfe-id

The ID of the Packet Forwarding Engine to be powered off.

  • For the MPC10E-15C-MRATE line card, only the Packet Forwarding Engine 2 is applicable.

  • Individual PFEs can be configured powered-off when an FPC line card is brought online or during runtime.

    The following “set” command is used to configure the PFE power ON or OFF.

power (off | on)

Power off or on the selected Packet Forwarding Engine.

  • Default: on

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 19.1R1.