show memory process

show memory process name {slot slotid}


Displays the current system memory and that of the specified process.

Syntax Description

name Specifies the name of the process.

In a SummitStack, slotid specifies the slot number of the node in the stack topology. The value can be from 1 to 8.



Usage Guidelines

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Depending on the software version running on your switch or your switch model, additional or different memory information might be displayed.

You can also use the show memory {slot slotid} command to view the system memory and the memory used by the individual processes.

SummitStack Only

When you issue the command with out any parameters:

Reading the Output

The show memory process command displays the following information in a tabular format:
  • System memory information (both total and free).
  • Current memory used by the individual processes.
The current memory statistics for the individual process also includes the following:
  • For SummitStacks, the slot number.
  • The name of the process.


The following example displays system memory and VRRP memory usage:

show memory process vrrp

The following is sample output from a Summit switch:

System Memory Information
Total DRAM (KB): 262144
System     (KB): 25852
User       (KB): 96608
Free       (KB): 139684
Memory Utilization Statistics
Process Name     Memory (KB)
vrrp             11184

The following is sample output from a SummitStack:

Slot-1 stacK.4 # show memory process "aaa"
System Memory Information
Slot-1    Total DRAM (KB): 262144
Slot-1    System     (KB): 25476
Slot-1    User       (KB): 132276
Slot-1    Free       (KB): 104392
Slot-6    Total DRAM (KB): 262144
Slot-6    System     (KB): 25476
Slot-6    User       (KB): 122820
Slot-6    Free       (KB): 113848

Memory Utilization Statistics

Card Slot Process Name     Memory (KB)
Slot-1 1   aaa              2548
Slot-6 6   aaa              2440


This command was first available in an ExtremeXOS 11.1.

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.