configure vm-tracking repository

configure vm-tracking repository [primary | secondary] server [ipaddress | hostname] {vr vr_name} {refresh-interval seconds} {path-name path_name} {user user_name {encrypted encrypted_password | password }


Configures FTP file synchronization for NVPP and VMMAP files.

Syntax Description

primary | secondary Specifies the whether you are configuring the primary or secondary FTP server.
ipaddress Specifies the FTP server IP address.
vr_name Specifies the VR that is used to access the FTP server.
seconds Specifies how often the switch updates the local files that are synchronized with the FTP server. The range is 40 to 3600 seconds.
path_name Specifies the path to the repository server files from the FTP server root directory. The default directory for repository server files is: pub.
user_name Specifies a user name for FTP server access. If no username is specified, the switch uses user name anonymous.
encrypted This keyword indicates that the specified password is encrypted.
password Specifies the password for the specified user name.


Refresh interval: 600 seconds.

Usage Guidelines

Some jitter is added to the refresh interval period to prevent all switches from downloading files at the same time.


The following example configures the switch to refresh the VMMAP and NVPP files from primary FTP server ftp1 every five minutes:

# configure vm-tracking repository primary server ftp1 refresh-interval 300


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.5.

Support for specifying an FTP user name was added in ExtremeXOS 12.6.

Platform Availability

This command is available on the ExtremeSwitching X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, X670-G2, X690, X695, X870, 5320, 5420, 5520 series switches.