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port-group-alias (satellite-policies)


Hierarchy Level


Configure a port group alias for satellite policies in a Junos Fusion.

A port group alias is used to define the candidate uplink ports on satellite devices that use the satellite policy.


The physically connected uplink ports on a satellite device must be defined as candidate uplink ports in the Junos Fusion configuration. If the uplink ports on a satellite device are not configured as candidate uplink ports, uplink failure detection cannot be enabled on the device, and a system log message is generated.

A port group alias is associated with a satellite policy using the set uplink-port-group uplink-port-group-name statement in the [edit policy-options satellite-policies candidate-uplink-policy policy-name] hierarchy.


Each satellite device model has a set of default uplink ports (see Overview of Uplink Failure Detection on a Junos Fusion). You only need to assign an uplink port group to a satellite device if you do not want to use the default uplink ports.



The user-defined name of the port group alias.

The remaining statements are explained separately.

Required Privilege Level

admin—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 14.2R3.