configure eaps add control vlan

configure eaps name add control {vlan} vlan_name


Adds the specified control VLAN (Virtual LAN) to the specified EAPS (Extreme Automatic Protection Switching) domain.

Syntax Description

name Specifies the name of an EAPS domain.
vlan_name Specifies the name of the control VLAN.



Usage Guidelines

You must configure one control VLAN for each EAPS domain. The control VLAN is used only to send and receive EAPS messages.

The control VLAN must be configured as follows:

  • The VLAN must NOT be assigned an IP address, to avoid loops in the network.
  • Only ring ports can be added as members of the control VLAN.
  • The ring ports of the control VLAN must be tagged.

A control VLAN cannot belong to more than one EAPS domain. When the EAPS domain is active, you cannot delete or modify the configuration of the control VLAN.

By default, EAPS protocol data units (PDUs) are automatically assigned to QoS (Quality of Service) profile QP8. This ensures that the control VLAN messages reach their intended destinations. You do not need to configure a QoS profile for the control VLAN.

The VLAN must already exist before you can add it as a control VLAN. If you attempt to add a VLAN that does not exist, the switch displays a message similar to the following:

* Switch.8 # configure eaps megtest add control foo^%% Invalid input detected at '^' marker. 

To create the VLAN, use the create vlan command.


The following command adds the control VLAN keys to the EAPS domain eaps_1.

configure eaps eaps_1 add control vlan keys


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.0.

Platform Availability

This command is available on the Summit X450-G2, X460-G2, X670-G2, X770, and ExtremeSwitching X440-G2, X620, X690, X870 series switches.