configure idletimeout

configure idletimeout minutes


Configures the time-out for idle console, SSH2, and Telnet sessions.

Syntax Description

minutes Specifies the time-out interval, in minutes. Range is 1 to 240 (1 minute to 4 hours).


The default time-out is 20 minutes.

Usage Guidelines

This command configures the length of time the switch will wait before disconnecting idle console, SSH2, or Telnet sessions.

The idletimeout feature must be enabled for this command to have an effect (the idletimeout feature is enabled by default).


The following command sets the time-out for idle login and console sessions to 10 minutes:

configure idletimeout	 10


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

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.