configure ports partition

configure ports [port_list | all] partition [4x10G | 1x40G]


Partitions a 40G port into a 4x10G or 1x40G mode.

Syntax Description


Specifies one or more ports.


Specifies all ports.


Specifies partitioning ports into four 10G ports.


Specifies partitioning ports into one 40G port.



Usage Guidelines

Use this command to partition a 40G port into either four 10G ports or one 40G port.

After you make a configuration change, you must do one of the following to apply the change:
  • For BlackDiamond X8 series switches and BlackDiamond 8900-40G6X-xm modules, you can disable and then enable the affected slot, which applies the change without affecting other modules
  • For BlackDiamond X8 series switches, BlackDiamond 8900-40G6X-xm modules and Summit X670 switches you can reboot the switch


    A configuration change is not applied until the affected slot is disabled and enabled or the switch is rebooted. Port will be removed from all vlans including "default" vlan.

If you attempt to configure a switch that does not support this command, the system returns the following error message:

 ERROR: Port 1:1 does not support Port Partition mode 


The following example partitions port 6:1 into 4 10G ports:

configure ports 6:1 partition 4x10G
Warning: Configuration will be lost on ports 6:1
No configuration changes should be made on these ports until after
the next reboot.
This command will only take effect after save configuration and either reboot switch or disable and enable slots 6.
Are you sure you want to continue? (y/N)


This command was available in ExtremeXOS 12.6.

Platform Availability

This command is available on BlackDiamond X8 switches, BlackDiamond 8900-40G6X-xm modules, and Summit X480 switches with a VIM3-40G3X option card, and X670V switches with a VIM4-40G4X option card.