configure stacking license-level

configure stacking {node-address node-address | slot slot-number} license-level license_restriction


Allows you to restrict the license level at which the node operates.

Syntax Description

node-address Specifies the MAC address of a node in the stack. To view the MAC addresses for all nodes in a stack, enter the show stacking command.
slot-number Specifies the slot number of the target node. To view the slot numbers, enter the show stacking command.
Specifies the restricted license level:
  • For all switches, except ExtremeSwitching 5520 series switches, the choices are Edge, Advanced Edge, or Core..
  • For ExtremeSwitching 5420 and 5520 series switches, the choices are Base or Premier.


No license level restriction is configured.

Usage Guidelines

This command causes a node to operate at a lower license level than the level that was purchased for the node.

Running this command does not change the installed license level. For example, if a stackable is configured with the Advanced Edge license and you configure a license level restriction of Edge, the unit is restricted to features available in the Edge license. However, you can remove the restriction and operate at the Advanced Edge level.

If the installed license level of the target node is lower than the level you are attempting to configure, the following message appears:

Warning: Switch will not operate at a license level beyond that which was purchased.

If the node-address or slot parameter is not specified, the command takes effect on every node in the stack topology.

This command takes effect after you restart the node. The following message appears after the command is executed:

This command will take effect at the next reboot of the specified node(s).

If you restart the node without configuring a license level restriction, the node operates at the purchased license level. To see the purchased license level of a node, run show licenses after logging in to the node.

The show licenses command displays the current license level in use as the Effective License Level:

Slot-2 Stack.1 # show licenses
Enabled License Level:
Advanced Edge
Enabled Feature Packs:
Effective License Level:

The show stacking configuration and show stacking {node-address node-address | slotslot-number} detail commands allow you to see the configured license level restriction and the restriction currently in use.

The Effective License Level appears only when stacking is enabled. The command is node-specific. The effective license level is the level at which the node is restricted to operate, and is not necessarily the level at which the entire stack is operating. This is because it is possible to have the restriction differ on each node, in which case one or more nodes may have failed because of the differing levels.


To configure the stacking level Edge on all nodes in a stack:

# configure stacking license-level edge

To configure stacking level Edge for a node:

# configure stacking node-address 00:04:96:26:6b:ed license-level edge

To configure the stacking level Advanced Edge for an active node that currently occupies slot 4:

# configure stacking slot 4 license-level advanced-edge


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.0.

The license_restriction variable was added, and the options Edge, Advanced Edge, and Core were removed in ExtremeXOS 31.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available with all licenses and platforms that support the SummitStack feature. For information about which licenses and platforms support the SummitStack feature, see the ExtremeXOS and Switch Engine 31.7 Feature License Requirements document.