enable inline-power

enable inline-power


Enables PoE power to all ports; on a modular switch, this is all ports on all slots.

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or variables.



Usage Guidelines

You can control whether inline power is provided to the system by using the disable inline-power command and the enable inline-power command. By default, inline power provided to all ports is enabled.

Enabling inline power starts the PoE detection process used to discover, classify, and power remote PDs.



When you are working on a modular switch, if your chassis has an inline power module and there is not enough power to supply a slot, that slot will not be powered on; the slot will not function in data-only mode without enough power for inline power.

Disabling inline power using the disable inline-power command does not affect the data traffic traversing the port. And, disabling the port using the disable port command does not affect the inline power supplied to the port.

However, when you issue the command disable slot for a modular switch on a slot holding a PoE module, the inline power is also disabled; that slot is totally offline.



Inline power cannot be delivered to connected PDs unless the Summit family switch or BlackDiamond 8800 chassis and module are powered on.


The following command enables inline power currently provided to all ports and all slots:

enable inline-power


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on the PoE devices listed in Extreme Networks PoE Devices.