The EIGRP CLI Setting determines the polling intervals that are used by Network Protocol Manager for EIGRP to establish Telnet, SSH1, or SSH2 sessions to the Cisco devices and invoke the following CLI command:

show ip eigrp neighbors

The command provides the IP address of the target device’s EIGRP neighbor (remote) and the local interface by which the neighbor can be reached.

EIGRP CLI Setting parameters and their values lists the EIGRP CLI Setting parameters.

Table 1. EIGRP CLI Setting parameters and their values






Default: ENABLED

Enables or disables:

  1. The Network Protocol Manager for EIGRP polling of EIGRP endpoint (EIGRPProtocolEndpoint) data.

  2. The subsequent analysis of the polled data to determine the status of EIGRP sessions.


30 to 3600 seconds

Default: 240 seconds

Sets the time between successive polls.


0 to 10 retries

Default: 3

Sets the number of retry polls to perform when the initial poll fails.


10 to 10000 milliseconds

Default: 700 milliseconds

Sets the amount of time to wait for the poll response before the first poll request times out. The timeout value doubles for each successive retry.

For Timeout=700 msec (0.7 sec) and Retries=3:

  • 0.7 seconds for first retry

  • 1.4 seconds for second retry

  • 2.8 seconds for third retry