route-reflector-client (BGP)

To configure the router as a BGP route reflector and configure the specified neighbor as its client, use the route-reflector-client command. To indicate that the neighbor is not a client, use the no form of this command.


no route-reflector-client

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

There is no route reflector in the autonomous system.

Command Modes

BGP Neighbor address-family configuration mode

Command History



This command was introduced.

Usage Guidelines

Use the route-reflector-client command to configure the local router as the route reflector and the specified neighbor as one of its clients. All the neighbors configured with this command will be members of the client group and the remaining BGP peers will be members of the nonclient group for the local route reflector.


This example shows how to configure the local router as a route reflector to the neighbor at

switch(config)# router bgp 102
switch(config-router)# neighbor remote-as 201
switch(config-router-neighbor)# address-family ipv4 unicast
switch(config-router-neighbor-af)# route-reflector-client

Related Commands


address-family (BGP)

Enters the router in address family configuration mode for configuring BGP routing sessions.


Configures a BGP neighbor.

show ip bgp

Displays entries in the BGP routing table.