Configures the selected GE port‘s LACP (Link Aggregation Control Protocol) port-priority value. If LACP is enabled, and the selected port is a member of a LAG (link aggregation group), use this command to configure the port‘s priority within the LAG.

As per the IEEE 802.3ad standard, LACP enables aggregation of multiple physical links to form a single logical channel. Each aggregated group of physical links is a LAG. When enabled, LACP dynamically determines if link aggregation is possible between two peers, and automatically configures the aggregation. LACP also allows the switch to dynamically reconfigure the LAGs. The LAG is enabled only when LACP detects that the remote device is also using LACP and is able to join the LAG.

Enabling LACP provides automatic recovery in case one or more of the aggregated physical links fail.



Use the lacp-channel-group command to configure this port as a LAG member.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Service Platforms — NX5500, NX7500, NX9500, NX9600, VX9000


lacp port-priority <1-65535>


lacp port-priority <1-65535>
lacp port-priority <1-65535> Configures the selected GE port‘s port-priority value. The selected port‘s actual priority within the LAG is determined by the port-priority value specified here along with the port‘s number. Higher the value, lower is the priority. Use this option to manipulate a port‘s priority. For example, in a LAG having five physical ports, four active and one standby, manually increasing the standby port‘s priority ensures that if one of the active port fails, the standby port is included in the LAG during re-negotiation.
  • <1-65535> – Specify a value from 1 - 65535. The default value is 32768.


nx9500-6C8809(config-profile-testnx9000-if-ge1)#lacp port-priority 2

nx9500-6C8809(config-profile-testnx9000-if-ge1)#show context
 interface ge1
  lacp port-priority 2

Related Commands

no Removes the selected GE port‘s configured port-priority value