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Hierarchy Level


Configure a storm control profile on a switch or router. Storm control is used to prevent network outages that are caused by broadcast traffic storms. Storm control enables the switching device to monitor traffic levels and to drop broadcast, multicast, and unknown unicast packets when a specified traffic level—called the storm control level or storm control bandwidth—is exceeded, thus preventing packets from proliferating and degrading the LAN.


The name of the storm control profile can contain no more than 127 characters.

The remaining statements are explained separately. See CLI Explorer.

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 13.2X50-D10.

Starting in Junos OS release 17.4R1 for MX Series routers, support for storm control was added for logical systems.