show configuration

show configuration {module-name} {detail}


Displays the current configuration for the system or the specified module.

Syntax Description


Specifies the name of configuration module. The term configuration module refers to feature in ExtremeXOS. By displaying a module, you can view the commands used to configure that feature. For example, to display all of the configurations that you made for only STP (Spanning Tree Protocol), specify the stp as the module-name.


Displays configuration data including default. If the detail option is not specified, only the configuration changes you made to the factory defaults are shown.



Usage Guidelines

If the output scrolls off the top of the screen, you can use the enable clipaging command to pause the display when the output fills the screen. The default for clipaging is enabled.

These files have the .cfg file extension. Do not use a text editor to view or modify your XML-based switch configuration files.

To save the configuration file as an ASCII-formatted file, and to view it with a text editor, see the upload configuration [hostname | ipaddress] filename {vr vr-name} and the load script filename {arg1} {arg2} ... {arg9} commands.

Beginning with ExtremeXOS 12.1, when you specify show configuration only, the switch displays configuration information for each of the switch modules excluding the default data.

You can display only the configuration of a module of interest by using the module-name keyword. For example, some of the modules are AAA, ACL (Access Control List), BGP (Border Gateway Protocol), EDP (Extreme Discovery Protocol), FDB (forwarding database), SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol), and VLAN (Virtual LAN). Use [TAB]-completion to see a list.

You must have administrator access to view the output of the show configuration command.

Depending on the software version running on your switch, the configurations on your switch, and the type of switch you have, additional or different configuration information may be displayed.


This command shows the current configuration of the OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) module in the switch:

show configuration ospf

The following is sample output from this command:

# Module ospf configuration.
configure ospf routerid automatic
configure ospf spf-hold-time 3
configure ospf metric-table 10M 10 100M 5 1G 4 10G 2
configure ospf lsa-batch-interval 30
configure ospf import-policy none
configure ospf ase-limit 0
disable ospf originate-default
disable ospf use-ip-router-alert
disable ospf
configure ospf restart none
configure ospf restart grace-period 120
disable ospf export direct
disable ospf export static
disable ospf export rip
disable ospf export e-bgp
disable ospf export i-bgp
configure ospf area external-filter none
configure ospf area interarea-filter none


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.0.

The detail variable was added in ExtremeXOS 12.1.

The display of blackhole output was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.1.

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.