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Configuration Guide - Reliability

CloudEngine 8800, 7800, 6800, and 5800 V200R003C00

This document describes the configurations of Reliability, including BFD Configuration, VRRP Configuration, DLDP Configuration, Smart Link and Monitor Link Configuration, EFM Configuration, and CFM Configuration.
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Configuring Association Between the BFD Session and the Interface Status

Configuring Association Between the BFD Session and the Interface Status

Pre-configuration Tasks

Before associating the BFD session with interface status, complete the following task:
  • Ensure that interfaces are connected properly.

Configuration Process

Figure 2-23 Association between the BFD session and the interface status


If a transmission device is deployed on a direct link, BFD detects a link fault faster than a link protocol on an interface. The link protocol status of a trunk or VLANIF interface depends on the link protocol status of member interfaces.

To help BFD rapidly report the detection result to the application, a BFD status attribute is added to the interface management module of each interface. This attribute indicates the status of the BFD session that is bound to the interface. The system obtains the interface status based on the link status, protocol status, and BFD status on the interface, and then reports the interface status to the application.

This function is applicable only to the single-hop BFD session that is bound to an outbound interface and uses the default multicast address.


  1. Run system-view

    The system view is displayed.

  2. Run bfd

    BFD is enabled globally and the BFD view is displayed.

    By default, BFD is disabled globally.

  3. (Optional) Run default-ip-address ip-address

    The default multicast IP address for BFD is configured.

    By default, BFD uses the multicast IP address

    If there are multiple BFD sessions on a path, for example, Layer 3 interfaces are connected through BFD-capable Layer 2 switches, configure different default multicast IP addresses for the devices where different BFD sessions are established. In this manner, BFD packets can be correctly forwarded.

  4. Run quit

    Return to the system view.

  5. Run bfd session-name bind peer-ip default-ip interface interface-type interface-number [ source-ip ip-address ]

    A BFD session is created.

    By default, no BFD binding for monitoring the physical status of a link is configured.

  6. Run discriminator local discr-value

    The local discriminator of the BFD session is configured.

  7. Run discriminator remote discr-value

    The remote discriminator of the BFD session is configured.

    • The local discriminator of the local system must be the same as the remote discriminator of the remote system; the remote discriminator of the local system must be the same as the local discriminator of the remote system. Otherwise, BFD sessions cannot be established.

    • If a BFD session is bound to the default multicast address, the local discriminator and the remote discriminator must be different.

  8. Run process-interface-status

    The BFD session status is associated with the interface status.

    By default, the BFD session status is not associated with the interface status. That is, the change of the BFD session status does not affect the interface status.

  9. Run commit

    The configuration is committed.


    The initial interface status is Down after the device restarts. If the process-interface-status command is configured in the configuration file, the BFD session reports a Down state to the interface.

Updated: 2019-05-08

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