disable cli idletimeout

disable cli idle-timeout


Disables the timer that disconnects idle sessions from the switch.

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or variables.



Timeout 20 minutes.

Usage Guidelines

When idle time-outs are disabled, console sessions remain open until the switch is rebooted or until you logoff.

Telnet sessions remain open until you close the Telnet client.

If you have an SSH2 session and disable the idle timer, the SSH2 connection times out after 61 minutes of inactivity.

To view the status of idle time-outs on the switch, use the show management command. The show management command displays information about the switch including the enable/disable state for idle time-outs.


The following command disables the timer that disconnects all sessions to the switch:

disable cli idle-timeout


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

The cli keyword was added and the idletimeout keyword was changed to idle-timeout in ExtremeXOS 30.3.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching X435, X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, X670-G2, X690, X695, X870, 5320, 5420, and 5520 series switches.