ECMP Virtual Router restart question

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ECMP Virtual Router restart question

L1 Bithead

Very quick question.  We have set up another virtual router (currently running two with active users) and are trying to enable ECMP on the new virtual router.


When we attempt to enable ECMP, a firewall message states that 'Enabling/Disabling ECMP and configuration changes require a virtual router restart.  Existing sessions may be impacted.'


My question is, does that restart only apply to the virtual router I am working on (in the attached screenshot - named 'Crown-VR'), or does it restart all virtual routers that are configured?  If all virtual routers restart, it would greatly affect users.


Hopefully, it's a quick and straightforward answer.



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Hi @Brian_Shoemaker 

A month ago I went through the same procedure, but in my case I had to do it on the production virtual-router as well, For that reason I did it little after working hours.

I can confirm:

- Only the virtual-router (VR) for which you enable the ECMP is affected

- Although there was very low traffic during my activity for me it wouldn't even be noticed by the users

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