configure eaps priority

configure eaps name priority {high | normal}


Configures an EAPS (Extreme Automatic Protection Switching) domain priority.

Syntax Description

name Specifies the name of an EAPS domain.



Usage Guidelines

Extreme Networks recommends that no more than 200 protected VLANs be configured as high priority domains. Priority protection works best when the majority of protected VLANs are configured for normal priority and a relatively small percentage of the protected VLANs are configured as high priority domains.

When EAPS domains on two separate physical rings share a common link (shared-port configuration) and have one or more protected VLANs in common, the domains must be configured with the same domain priority.

When EAPS domain priority is configured on separate physical rings that are connected to the same switch, the priorities on each ring are serviced independently. For example, if there is a break on both Ring A and Ring B, the high priority domains on each ring are serviced before the lower priority domains. However, the switch does not attempt to process the high priority domains on Ring B before servicing the normal priority domains on Ring A.

For a high priority domain to get priority over normal priority domains, all switches in the EAPS domain must support high priority domains. If high priority domains are configured on a switch that is in a ring with one or more switches that do not support high priority domains (software releases before ExtremeXOS Release 12.5), the high priority domain operates as a normal priority domain.


The following command configures the eaps_1 domain as a high priority domain:

configure eapseaps_1 priority high


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.5.

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.