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Hierarchy Level


Set the default IPv4 or IPv6 address for the gateway for end hosts. You eliminate the need to proxy for remote gateway IP addresses because you must configure the virtual gateway address using the same IP address as on all of the provider edge (PE) devices. This configuration internally generates the same Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) MAC. You can set a corresponding virtual gateway address for each logical integrated routing and bridging (IRB) interface. A maximum of 64 PEs can have the same virtual gateway address.

To support pinging on the virtual gateway IP address, you must include both the virtual-gateway-accept-data statement and the preferred statement at the [edit interfaces irb unit] hierarchy of the preferred virtual gateway.


address—virtual gateway address. You can't specify the addresses (default route address) or (broadcast IP address).

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 16.1.