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show pim bootstrap


Syntax (EX Series Switch and the QFX Series)


For sparse mode only, display information about Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) bootstrap routers.



Display PIM bootstrap router information for all routing instances.

instance instance-name

(Optional) Display information about bootstrap routers for a specific PIM-enabled routing instance.

logical-system (all | logical-system-name)

(Optional) Perform this operation on all logical systems or on a particular logical system.

Required Privilege Level


Output Fields

Table 1 describes the output fields for the show pim bootstrap command. Output fields are listed in the approximate order in which they appear.

Table 1: show pim bootstrap Output Fields

Field Name

Field Description


Name of the routing instance.


Bootstrap router.


Priority of the routing device as elected to be the bootstrap router.

Local address

Local routing device address.


Local routing device address priority to be elected as the bootstrap router.


Local routing device election state: Candidate, Elected, or Ineligible.


How long until the local routing device declares the bootstrap router to be unreachable, in seconds.

Sample Output

show pim bootstrap

show pim bootstrap instance

Release Information

Command introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

instance option introduced in Junos OS Release 10.0 for EX Series switches.