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Hierarchy Level


Specify the preference value advertised for a particular Layer 2 VPN or VPLS site. The site preference value is encoded in the BGP local preference attribute. When a PE router receives multiple advertisements with the same VE identifier, the advertisement with the highest local preference value is preferred. You can use this statement to enable multihoming for Layer 2 VPNs and VPLS.


preference-value—Specify the preference value advertised for a Layer 2 VPN or VPLS site.

  • Range: 1 through 65,535

backup—Set the preference value to 1.

primary—Set the preference value to 65,535.

Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

Statement introduced for Layer 2 VPNs in Junos OS Release 9.1.