Extreme XOS switch initial configuration cheat sheet

Here is a quick cheat sheet of commands that I use during the initial setup of an Extreme switch.


Showing Configuration:

show config
show config detail

NTP, Clock and Time
You can see clock and time by either the show system or show switch commands
configure timezone name EST -360 autodst name EDT
enable ntp
configure ntp server add
configure time 1 19 2016 7 55 55
Show Switch time in use counters

show odometers

See which config is used:

show switch

Factory reset:

unconfigure switch – Resets everything back except odometer, clock, and user accounts/passes
unconfigure switch all – Resets everything including users

Default Password:

admin and blank password

Setting Password

configure account admin password

Setting System Name:

configure snmp sysName name

Set Management IP information:

con mgmt ipa
con vlan default ipaddress

Set Default Gateway

configure iproute add default 10.x.x.x

Enable Web Interface:

enable web http

Show Serial Number:

show version

Enable telnet:

enable telnet

Reset IP address on Management interface:

unconfig vlan mgmt ipaddress


Enable and Disable

enable port 1

disable port 2:1-2:15

Showing Port config

show port config
show port 1 info detail

Port Utilization

show port utilization

Jumbo Frames
show port information detail
enable jumbo-frame ports [all | ]

show ports sharing
show lacp lag
enable sharing port grouping port_list {algorithm [address-based {L2 | L3 | L3_L4| custom} | port-based }]} {lacp | health-check}
configure ports partition 4x10G
configure lacp member-port 1 port priority 32768

create vlan ;
configure vlan ptp_gm tag 40
configure vlan VLANname add port 1 untagged

Remove Ports

config Default delete port 1-12


show iproute

Enabling routing

routing for one vlan – enable ipforwarding [vlan]<vlan name>

routing on all VLANs – enable ipforwarding

Saving Configuration:

save configuration {primary | secondary}

Reboot the Switch


Updating XOS Image:

download image summitX-
install the software after it loads by typing Y when prompted if you want to install the load
When the download and install finishes, instruct the switch to reboot by typing reboot

Selecting boot image:

use image primary

use image secondary


These are the commands I have come across that I find useful, I will add additional as I find them.  If you have any you think should be added please leave them in the  comments below.

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