uninstall image

uninstall image fname partition {msm slotid} {reboot}

On a SummitStack, use:

uninstall image fname partition {slot slot number } {reboot}


Uninstalls an ExtremeXOS software package.

Syntax Description

fname Specifies the software package to uninstall.
partition Specifies which partition the package was installed to: primary or secondary. Select primary to remove it from the primary partition and secondary to remove it from the secondary partition.
slotid Specifies the MSM where the package should be uninstalled:
  • A specifies the MSM/MM installed in slot A.
  • B specifies the MSM/MM installed in slot B.
Note: This parameter is available only on modular switches and SummitStack.
On a SummitStack, the slot number specifies the node on which the BootROM image should be uninstalled.
reboot Reboots the switch after the package is uninstalled.



Usage Guidelines

Use this command to uninstall a software package previously installed on the switch.

When you uninstall a software package, the switch prompts you to save your changes to your currently active configuration file:

 Uninstallation of the EXOS module Do you want to save configuration changes to primary.cfg? (y or n) 

Enter y to save the changes to your configuration file. Enter n to not save the changes to your configuration file.

Local Filename Character Restrictions

This section provides information about the characters supported by the switch for local and remote filenames.

When specifying a local filename, the switch permits only the following characters:

  • Alphabetical letters, upper case and lower case (A-Z, a-z)
  • Numerals (0-9)
  • Period ( . )
  • Dash ( - )
  • Underscore ( _ )

When naming a local file, remember the requirements previously described.

SummitStack Only

You can issue this command only from a Master node.


uninstall image *switch-ntp.xmod secondary


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.0.

The msm parameter was added in ExtremeXOS 11.1.

The slot parameter was added to support SummitStack in ExtremeXOS 12.0.

Platform Availability

This command is available on all platforms.