configure esrp ports weight

configure esrp ports ports weight [auto | port-weight]


Assigns the port weight for the specified ESRP port(s).

Syntax Description

ports Specifies one or more ports or slots and ports.
auto Specifies the switch to calculate the weight of a port based on the port‘s bandwidth and link speed.
port-weight Specifies an ESRP port weight of 0. With a port weight of 0, the ports are not counted.


The switch automatically calculates the weight of a port based on the bandwidth of the port.

Usage Guidelines

Use this command to override the automatically calculated port weight.

The port-weight parameter specifies a weight of 0. With this configuration, ESRP does not count host ports and normal ports as active. With a weight of 0, ESRP experiences fewer state changes due to frequent client activities like rebooting and unplugging laptops. A don‘t-count port cannot be a mirroring, software-controlled redundant port, or a Netlogin port.

For load shared ports, configure one master port in the load-share group with the port weight. A single command specifies the weight for the entire load shared group. You can specify any port from the load share group in the command. A load-shared port has an aggregate weight of all of its member ports. If you add or delete a member port (or trunk), the weight of the master load-shared port is updated. For more information about load sharing, see Configuring Slots and Ports on a Switch.


The following command configures port 1 on slot 3 with a weight of 0:

configure esrp port 3:1 weight 0


This command was first available in 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.