create meter

create meter meter-name


On BlackDiamond X8 series switches, BlackDiamond 8800 series switches, E4G-200 and E4G-400 switches, SummitStack, and Summit family switches, this command creates a meter for ingress traffic rate limiting. On BlackDiamond c-, xl-, and xm-series modules, you can use this command to create meters for ingress and egress rate limiting.

Syntax Description

meter-name Specifies the meter name.



Usage Guidelines

Meter names must begin with an alphabetical character and may contain alphanumeric characters and underscores ( _ ), but they cannot contain spaces. The maximum allowed length for a name is 32 characters. For meter name guidelines and a list of reserved names, see Object Names.


The following command creates the meter maximum_bandwidth:
create meter maximum_bandwidth


This command was available in ExtremeXOS 11.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on BlackDiamond X8 series, E4G-200 and E4G-400 switches, SummitStack, and Summit family switches.