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How to preempt MPLS TE FRR



I have an Explicit Path configured on a tunnel as 1 and a dynamic path as 2.

If a link fails in the core FRR fails over, then after a while the tunnel takes teh dynamic path. However when the link recovers the tunnel stays on the dynamic path.

My question is: how can i force to take the explicit path again?


R1#show mpls traffic-eng tunnels tunnel 1

Name: R1_t1                               (Tunnel1) Destination:
    Admin: up         Oper: up     Path: valid       Signalling: connected
    path option 2, type dynamic (Basis for Setup, path weight 3)
    path option 1, type explicit 1

  Config Parameters:
    Bandwidth: 0        kbps (Global)  Priority: 7  7   Affinity: 0x0/0xFFFF
    Metric Type: TE (default)
    AutoRoute: disabled LockDown: disabled Loadshare: 0 [0] bw-based
    auto-bw: disabled
  Active Path Option Parameters:
    State: dynamic path option 2 is active
    BandwidthOverride: disabled  LockDown: disabled  Verbatim: disabled

  InLabel  :  -
  OutLabel : FastEthernet0/1, 28
  Next Hop :
  RSVP Signalling Info:
       Src, Dst, Tun_Id 1, Tun_Instance 32
    RSVP Path Info:
      My Address:
      Explicit Route:
      Record   Route:   NONE
      Tspec: ave rate=0 kbits, burst=1000 bytes, peak rate=0 kbits
    RSVP Resv Info:
      Record   Route:
      Fspec: ave rate=0 kbits, burst=1000 bytes, peak rate=0 kbits
  Shortest Unconstrained Path Info:
    Path Weight: 3 (TE)
    Explicit Route:
      Time since created: 1 hours, 48 minutes
      Time since path change: 55 seconds
      Number of LSP IDs (Tun_Instances) used: 32
    Current LSP: [ID: 32]
      Uptime: 58 seconds
      Selection: reoptimization
    Prior LSP: [ID: 30]
      ID: path option 1 [30]
      Removal Trigger: re-route path error
      Last Error: RSVP:: Path Error from Notify: Tunnel locally repaired (flags 0)



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Cisco Employee

Hi,By default, the re


By default, the re-optimization is around 1 hour. You can use the below command to speed up the re-optimization,


mpls traffic-eng reoptimize timers frequence <seconds>


With this command, the router after the seconds mentioned will check for better path for existing LSP (to see if primary path option is available) and use it if available.



New Member

There are couple of options

There are couple of options,

Manual re optimization with mpls traffic 

R11#mpls traffic-eng reoptimize tunnel 1 in the exec mode

or event Driven re optimization  with “ mpls traffic-eng reoptimize events link-up“  command in IOS

Not sure if you require the solution by now , Let me know incase you have any further query on MPLS TE

By default, the re

By default, the re-optimization is around 1 hour.

I tried in real XR network, it less than 30 minutes. Do you have any document to support?

But I found on IOS like you said.

Thank you very much.

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