Nexthop groups are a way to encapsulate ECMP information together. It’s a listing of ECMP nexthops used to forward packets.
- nexthop-group NAME¶
Create a nexthop-group with an associated NAME. This will put you into a sub-mode where you can specify individual nexthops. To exit this mode type exit or end as per normal conventions for leaving a sub-mode.
Create a v4 or v6 nexthop. All normal rules for creating nexthops that you are used to are allowed here. The syntax was intentionally kept the same as creating nexthops as you would for static routes.
- resilient buckets (1-256) idle-timer (1-4294967295) unbalanced-timer (1-4294967295)¶
Create a resilient Nexthop Group with the specified number of buckets, and associated timers. Instead of using the normal kernel hashing methodology this specifies that X buckets will be created for the nexthop group and when a nexthop is lost the buckets forwarding that particular nexthop will be automatically re-assigned. This cli command must be the first command entered currently. Additionally this command only works with linux 5.19 kernels or newer.