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dhcp-relay (Easy EVPN LAG Configuration)


Hierarchy Level


Specify Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) relay parameters for a generated configuration for an Ethernet VPN (EVPN) fabric with Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) encapsulation.

You use the statements in the [edit services evpn] hierarchy level to simplify configuring an EVPN fabric with Ethernet segment identifier (ESI) link aggregation groups (LAGs) in the topology. The feature you enable with statements in this hierarchy is an easy EVPN LAG configuration feature, also called EZ-LAG.

You only need to configure a few statements to provide the parameters required for an EVPN core fabric with multihomed or single-homed customer edge (CE) devices (or end server devices). When you commit the [edit services evpn] configuration statements, the device uses a commit script to generate the corresponding standard EVPN fabric configuration statements.

The statements at the [edit services evpn evpn-vxlan dhcp-relay] hierarchy level provide the DHCP relay parameters the commit script needs to generate a default configuration for a DHCP relay group in an EVPN-VXLAN fabric.



The group name to identify a DHCP server and relay group. The commit script generates configuration statements to create the DHCP relay group.

dhcp-server-address dhcp-server-address

(Required) The IP address of the DHCP server. The commit script uses this address in the generated configuration to enable the DHCP relay server group.

relay-source DHCP-relay-source-interface

The DHCP relay source loopback interface IP address. The commit script generates DHCP overrides relay-source statements that use this source address.

vrf-instance vrf-instance-id

(Required) The virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) instance identifier for which you want to configure DHCP relay.

You specify VRF instance IDs by number in this easy EVPN LAG configuration feature. The commit script appends the VRF instance ID to a default VRF instance name to generate the configuration statements for different tenant VRF instances.

  • Range: 1 through 255

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 23.2R1 and Junos OS Evolved Release 23.2R1.