configure esrp ports mode

configure esrp ports ports mode [host | normal]


Configures the ESRP (Extreme Standby Router Protocol) port mode for ESRP host attach.

Syntax Description

ports Specifies one or more ports or slots and ports that should be configured.
host Specifies that the ports should be configured as host ports.
normal Specifies that the ports should be configured as normal ports.


The default port mode is normal.

Usage Guidelines

Ports configured as normal ports do not accept or transmit Layer 2 or Layer 3 traffic when the local ESRP device is a slave.

Ports configured as host ports allow the network to continue operation independent of ESRP status. The command sets the port to forward, allowing those ports directly attached to the slave‘s hosts to communicate with other hosts that are connected to the master. If you use load sharing with the ESRP HA feature, configure the load-sharing group first and then enable Host Attach on the group.

A Layer 2 connection for VLANs between ESRP switches is required.

An ESRP Host Attach port cannot be a mirroring port, software-controlled redundant port, or Netlogin port.


The following command configures ports 1 through 5 on slot 3 as host ports:

configure esrp port 3:1-3:5 mode host


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.