configure snmp sysName

configure snmp sysname sysName


Configures the name of the switch.

Syntax Description

sysName An alphanumeric string that specifies a device name.


The default sysName is the model name of the device (for example, ExtremeSwitching X440-G2).

Usage Guidelines

You can use this command to change the name of the switch. A maximum of 255 characters is allowed. The sysName appears in the switch prompt. On a SummitStack, the sysName appears in the prompt of all active nodes in the stack when there is a master node present in the stack.

To view the name of the system listed on the switch, use the show switch command. The show switch command displays switch statistics including the name of the system.


The following example names the switch:

configure snmp sysname engineeringlab

The following output from the show switch command displays engineeringlab as the name of the switch:

SysName:        engineeringlab
SysLocation:    englab
SysContact:     FredJ


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

Beginning in ExtremeXOS 15.7, the maximum number of characters has been changed to 255.

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.