Configures PoE (Power over Ethernet) settings on the selected physical interface. Allows you to monitor port power consumption and configure power usage limits and priorities for each GE port.



The following ports are available on the new super-spec access points:
  • AP510 - GE1/POE (LAN), GE2/POE (LAN)
  • AP505 - GE1/POE (LAN), GE2 (LAN)

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Access Points — AP505, AP510
  • Wireless Controllers — RFS4000


power {best-effort|limit <0-40>|priority [critical|high|low]}


power {best-effort|limit <0-40>|priority [critical|high|low]}
power Configures power related thresholds for this interface
best-effort Optional. Enables power when the device is not operating from an 802.3at class 4 power source.
Note: POE power best effort configuration not available on AP505 and AP510 model access points.
limit <0-40> Optional. Configures the PoE power limit from 0 - 40 Watts. The default is 30 Watts.
priority [critical|high|low] Optional. Configures the PoE power priority on this interface. This is the priority assigned to this port versus the power requirements of the other ports available on the controller/access point.
  • critical – Sets PoE priority as critical
  • high – Sets PoE priority as high
  • low – Sets PoE priority as low. This is the default setting.


nx9500-6C8809(config-profile-testAP505-if-ge1)#power limit 30

nx9500-6C8809(config-profile-testAP505-if-ge1)#power priority critical

nx9500-6C8809(config-profile-testAP505-if-ge1)#show context
 interface ge1
  ip dhcp trust
  qos trust dscp
  qos trust 802.1p
  power limit 30
  power priority critical

Related Commands

no Removes PoE settings on this interface