configure esrp ports weight

configure esrp ports ports weight [auto | port-weight]


Assigns the port weight for the specified ESRP (Extreme Standby Router Protocol) port(s).

Syntax Description

ports Specifies one or more ports or slots and ports.
auto Specifies the switch to calculate the weight of a port based on the port‘s bandwidth and link speed.
port-weight Specifies an ESRP port weight of 0. With a port weight of 0, the ports are not counted.


The switch automatically calculates the weight of a port based on the bandwidth of the port.

Usage Guidelines

Use this command to override the automatically calculated port weight.

The port-weight parameter specifies a weight of 0. With this configuration, ESRP does not count host ports and normal ports as active. With a weight of 0, ESRP experiences fewer state changes due to frequent client activities like rebooting and unplugging laptops. A don‘t-count port cannot be a mirroring, software-controlled redundant port, or a Netlogin port.

For load shared ports, configure one master port in the load-share group with the port weight. A single command specifies the weight for the entire load shared group. You can specify any port from the load share group in the command. A load-shared port has an aggregate weight of all of its member ports. If you add or delete a member port (or trunk), the weight of the master load-shared port is updated. For more information about load sharing, see Configuring Slots and Ports on a Switch.


The following command configures port 1 on slot 3 with a weight of 0:

configure esrp port 3:1 weight 0


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.1.

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.