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Configure the suspend-on-request statement to maintain non-stop MACsec service during graceful routing engine switchover (GRES).

On a point-to-point MACsec link between two nodes, you must configure the suspend-on-request statement on the receiving node. This is the node that receives a request for suspension from the node that initiates GRES. For example, on a link between Node A and Node B, if Node A initiates GRES, the suspend-on-request statement must be configured on Node B.


You must configure the suspend-on-request statement to enable a node on a MACsec link to accept requests for suspension of MACsec sessions. Suspension requests are not accepted by default. If this statement is not configured, a suspension request results in termination of the MACsec session, resulting in traffic loss during the switchover.

Required Privilege Level

admin—To view this statement in the configuration.

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

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 21.2R1.