ip ospf priority


ip ospf priority <NUMBER-VALUE>

no ip ospf priority


Sets the OSPF priority for the interface. The larger the numeric value of the priority, the higher the chances for it to become the designated router. Setting a priority of zero makes the router ineligible to become a designated router or back up designated router.

The no form of this command sets the OSPF priority for the interface to the default of 1.

Command context




Specifies the OSPF priority value. Default: 1. Range: 0-255.


Administrators or local user group members with execution rights for this command.


Setting OSPF priority for the interface:

switch(config)# interface vlan 1
switch(config-if-vlan)# ip ospf priority 50

Disabling OSPF priority for the interface to default:

switch(config)# interface vlan1
switch(config-if-vlan)# no ip ospf priority