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request interface (revert | switchover) (Aggregated Ethernet Link Protection)



Manually revert egress traffic from the designated backup link to the designated primary link of an aggregated Ethernet interface for which link protection is enabled, or manually switch egress traffic from the primary link to the backup link. This traffic includes transit traffic and local traffic originated on the router itself.


When link protection is enabled on an aggregated Ethernet interface, if the primary link fails, the router automatically routes egress traffic to the backup link. However, the router does not automatically route egress traffic back to the primary link when the primary link is subsequently reestablished. Instead, you manually control when to have traffic diverted back to the primary link by issuing the request interface (revert | switchover) (Aggregated Ethernet Link Protection) operational command and specifying the revert keyword.

On M Series and T Series routers, use the request interface (revert | switchover) (Adaptive Services) operational command to manually revert to the primary adaptive services interface or link services interface, or to switch from the primary to the secondary interface. For information about this command, see request interface (revert | switchover) (Adaptive Services).



Restores egress traffic processing to the primary link.


Transfers egress traffic processing to the secondary (backup) link.


Aggregated Ethernet logical interface number: 0 through 15.

Required Privilege Level


Output Fields

When you enter this command, you are provided feedback on the status of your request.

Sample Output

request interface revert

Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 8.3.