Starting a Process

  • To start a process, use the following command:
    Where the following is true:
    • name: Specifies the name of the process.
    • slot: For a modular chassis, specifies the slot number of the MSM/MM. A specifies the MSM/MM installed in slot A. B specifies the MSM/MM installed in slot B. On a SummitStack, specifies the slot number of the target node. The number is a value from 1 to 8. (This parameter is available only on modular switches and SummitStack.)

      You are unable to start a process that is already running.If you try to start a currently running process, for example telnetd, an error message similar to the following appears:

      Error: Process telnetd already exists!


    After you stop a process, do not change the configuration on the switch until you start the process again. A new process loads the configuration that was saved prior to stopping the process. Changes made between a process termination and a process start are lost. Else, error messages can result when you start the new process.

    As described in the section, Stopping a Process, you can use a single command, rather than multiple commands, to stop and restart a running process.

  • Stop and restart a process during a software upgrade.

    In a SummitStack:

    restart process [class cname | name {slot slot}]
For more detailed information, see the ExtremeXOS 16.2 Command Reference Guide.