configure policy rule-model

configure policy rule-model [access-list | hierarchical]


Selects the rule model type for configuring policy rules.

Syntax Description

rule-model Selects a rule model for configuring and ordering policy-based rules.
access-list Selects access-list rule model, which allows multiple match criteria per rule along with assignable rule ordering within an access-list.
hierarchical Selects hierarchical rule model, which allows one match criteria per rule and uses the rule type to assign its precedence (default).


The factory default for rule model is hierarchical.

However, if you are upgrading to ExtremeXOS 30.5 or later, and the switch has an existing policy rules configuration, then the rule model remains hierarchical.

Usage Guidelines

To configure rule models, policy must be disabled.

If you change rule models, the configuration of the other rule model is deleted.


The following example sets the rule model to hierarchical:

# configure policy rule-model hierarchical


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 30.5.

The default rule model was changed from "access list" to "hierarchical" in ExtremeXOS 30.6.

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.