I know the thresholds that you can apply to the template are Half-life, Value to unsuppress, Value to start suppressing, Maximum duration to suppress. However when I do show run I see the following value added to the template
what to me seems like the restart penalty of 5 minutes, I cant figure out how this value is calculated. I was not able to find a supporting document that explains why the restart value is being added to the template or how it's being calculated.
If I take the same dampening config and apply it to the interface only, the restart value does not show up under the interface. However under the interface itself I do have the option to enable the restart process and specify the value.
Current configuration : 187 bytes ! interface GigabitEthernet0/0/1 description BLAH dampening 15 750 2000 60 ip address 10.1.1.1 255.255.255.252 load-interval 30 negotiation auto
So basically my question is does anyone know how the restart value is being calculated under the template? regardless of your half life and other values under the template the restart value seems always to be 300.
I think some of the verbiage here is confusing. It seems as though in your example you are mixing both BFD dampening (which is the template above) and works much differently than just Cisco IP Event dampening (which is applied to the interface in your example). IF you look up these two different dampening techniques/technologies it may clear up the questions regarding timers etc.. hope that helps.