Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)

Hello Manami

Cisco devices allow you to configure BFD at either a global level, or at an interface level. However, BFD configuration is generally linked with the interface and not with individual routes. Therefore, while you can create multiple static routes to the same next-hop IP, each with their own metrics, you would not typically configure different BFD intervals for each of those routes if they are using the same outgoing interface.

The ASR in your case is not “happy” with the different BFD intervals for two different routes that have the same next hop IP. This is seen in the error message below:

!!% 'ip-static' detected the 'warning' condition 'Nexthop is already configured with different interval or multiplier or multihop'

Although the commands were accepted, the error message does state that the running config and the operational state will indeed be inconsistent. So whether you commit them together or separately, the operational state will remain the same, the error messages are simply different.

I hope this has been helpful!


To implement diverse BFD intervals for the same next-hop IP, you’d likely need to utilize different outgoing interfaces, each configured with its respective BFD interval.

In any case, it’s important to consider that setting a different BFD interval per route to the same next hop might not be the best practice due to additional complexities and potential for configuration errors. It’s generally more advisable to apply a uniform BFD configuration to all routes to the same next hop, thereby simplifying troubleshooting and network operations.