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Hierarchy Level


Insert the entropy label into the BGP labeled unicast LSP packets, which assists the transit router in load-balancing BGP traffic across equal-cost multipaths or link aggregation groups. The ingress label edge router inspects the flow information of a packet and maps it to an entropy label, which is inserted into the BGP label stack. LSRs in the core use this entropy label as the key to hash the packet and direct it to the correct path.



Send and accept ELCv2 in addition to ELCv3


Policy to select BGP LSPs to use entropy label


Don't validate next hop field against route next hop

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 15.1.

elc-v2-compatible statement introduced in Junos OS Release 23.1.