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Hierarchy Level


Enable the symmetric IRB model of routing with EVPN Type 2 routes. You must specify the vni option and a VXLAN network identifier (VNI) with this statement.

We support this statement in Layer 3 virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) instances on EVPN-VXLAN devices with EVPN instances defined with MAC-VRF routing instances (instance-type mac-vrf).

By default, devices use asymmetric Type 2 routing in the routing instance.


Not enabled.



(Mandatory) VNI used for EVPN Type 2 symmetric routing IP prefixes.

  • Range: 1 through 16777214

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 21.3R1-S1 and 21.4R1 on QFX5210 switches only.