enable nodealias ports

enable nodealias ports [port_list | all]


This command enables the Node Alias feature on specified ports. Node Alias discovers information about the end systems on a per-port basis. Information from packets from end systems, such as VLANID, source MAC address, source IP address, protocol, etc. are captured in a database that can be queried.

Syntax Description

nodealias Node Alias feature that maps source IP address, MAC address, host name, and protocol on a per port basis.
ports Designates that Node Alias should be enabled on specified ports.
port_list Specifies on which ports to have Node Alias enabled. Designated as a port list separated by comma (,) or dash (-).
all Specifies that all ports have Node Alias enabled.


Node Alias is disabled by default on all ports.

Usage Guidelines

If the port is part of a LAG, Node Alias should be enabled separately on each LAG port.


The following example enables Node Alias on all ports:

enable nodealias ports all


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 22.2.

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.