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Hierarchy Level


Configure a VRRP primary to fail over to a backup immediately—without waiting for the priority hold time to expire—when a tracked route goes down. Otherwise, the primary waits for the hold time to expire before it initiates a failover when a tracked interface or route goes down.

When the tracked interface or route comes up again, the new backup (original primary) router waits for the priority hold time to expire before it reasserts primary role.


asymmetric-hold-time is disabled.

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 11.3.