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Hierarchy Level


The indexed-load-balance statement causes the creation of a nexthop structure that is both a function of the hash, and a function of the low-order bits of the IP address. Include this statement if you notice issues with load-balance distribution for IPv4 or IPv6 traffic to improve load-balance distribution for unicast and aggregated next hops.

For MPC line cards in MX routers, indexed-load-balance has been superseded by an internal hash-rotation mechanism to reduce polarization.


Including the indexed-load-balance statement causes an increase in memory usage on the device.



Required Privilege Level

routing—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced before Junos OS Release 7.4.

Starting with Junos OS Release 12.1, the indexed-next-hop statement has been renamed as the indexed-load-balance statement.