maximum-paths (BGP)

To control the maximum number of parallel routes that the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) can support, use the maximum-paths command. To restore the default number of parallel routes, use the no form of this command.

maximum-paths [ ibgp ] number-paths

no maximum-paths [ ibgp ] number-paths

Syntax Description

ibgp
(Optional) Configures the maximum interior BGP (iBGP) paths.
number-paths
Maximum number of parallel routes that an IP routing protocol installs in a routing table. The range is from 1 to 16.

Command Default

8 paths

Command Modes

Router address family configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification
5.0(3)N1(1)
This command was introduced.

Examples

This example shows how to allow a maximum of 16 paths to a destination for a BGP routing process:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# router bgp 64496
switch(config-router)# maximum-paths 16
switch(config-router)#
 

Related Commands

Command
Description
feature bgp
Enables the BGP feature on the router.
router bgp
Enables BGP.