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Hierarchy Level


Specify the traffic threshold that must be exceeded before packets are dropped. A value of 0 instructs the Packet Forwarding Engine not to sample any traffic.


The max-packets-per-second statement is not supported when you configure inline flow monitoring (by including the inline-jflow statement at the [edit forwarding-options sampling instance instance-name family (inet | inet6) output] hierarchy level).


When you configure active monitoring and specify a Monitoring Services, Adaptive Services, or Multiservices PIC in the output statement, the max-packets-per-second value is ignored.


number—Maximum number of packets per second.

  • Range: 0 through 65,535

  • Default: 1000

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.