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[EOL/EOE] Commit check fails with error: Cannot parse routing-option max-interface-supported in Junos 11.1 and 11.2



Article ID: KB20977 KB Last Updated: 05 Jan 2021Version: 5.0
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This article describes the issue of the commit check failure with with the error: Cannot parse routing-option max-interface-supported in Junos 11.1 and 11.2. This typically occurs when a non-EX Junos device is upgraded to Junor 11.1 or 11.2, and also if only OSPF or PIM is configured without anything, under edit routing-options.

Considering the following conditions:
  • If OSPF or PIM is configured and
  • If nothing is configured in the [edit routing-options] stanza
The following error is displayed when trying to commit the changes into the active configuration:
root@junos-device# commit
error: Cannot parse routing-option max-interface-supported
error: configuration check-out failed
There are two workarounds for this issue:
  • Configure any dummy route under [edit routing-options static]:
set routing-options static route reject
  • Alternatively, configure the following hidden command:
set routing-options max-interface-supported 0

This problem is evident only in Junos 11.1 and 11.2, not in Junos 10.4 and 11.3.
Modification History:
2021-01-01: Tagged article for EOL/EOE.
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