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Hierarchy Level


Enables the tunnel to terminate on the tunnel underlay interface configured at [edit interfaces interface-namefamily inet] hierarchy level.

On a flexible tunnel interface (FTI), enables tunnel termination for GRE, IPIP , or UDP decapsulation.


Starting in Junos OS Evolved Release 20.3R1, this statement is optional. If the statement is configured, the router can perform decapsulation of packets only. When the statement is not configured, you can configure encapsulation and decapsulation on the FTI.


For the Junos OS Evolved Release 20.1R2, you have to configure the tunnel-termination option for IP-IP decapsulation mandatorily. In Junos OS Evolved Release 20.4R1, when tunnel-termination is configured, the router functions in decap-only mode and the understanding of source address and destination address is swapped.

When configured at the [edit forwarding-options] hierarchy level, the tunnel-termination option enables the termination of tunnels on all interfaces at the global level. This option is disabled by default. It is mandatory to enable this option for EVPN-VXLAN deployments.

Required Privilege Level


Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Evolved Release 20.2R1.

Statement introduced for IPIP tunnels in Junos OS Evolved Release 20.4R1.

Statement introduced for UDP tunnels in Junos OS Evolved Release 21.1R1.

Statement introduced at the [edit forwarding-options] hierarchy level in Junos OS Evolved Release 21.4R2.