terminate vpex ztp

terminate vpex ztp


Prevents automatic configuration of Extended Edge Switching topologies.

Syntax Description

vpex Specifies Virtual Port Extender (VPEX).
ztp Zero Touch Provision (ZTP). Automated process for configuring Extended Edge Switching topologies.


If you do not run this command, automatic configuration (ZTP) occurs when an unconfigured controlling bridge (CB) (new, out of the shipping box, or manually unconfigured) is rebooted with attached bridge port extenders (BPEs).

Usage Guidelines

This command allows you to prevent automatic configuration from running. Automatic configuration is re-enabled after rebooting or running the restart process ztpstack command.



Alternatively, to prevent automatic configuration from running on Extended Edge Switching topologies, you can perform some configuration on the CB prior to attaching BPEs or have a default.xsf (or other similar file) file in place.

To view the automatic configuration (ZTP) status, use the show vpex command.


The following example prevents automatic configuration from running:

# terminate vpex ztp

One of the following messages appears:

VPEX ZTP successfully terminated.  Allow up to 15 seconds for the status to be reflected in the “show vpex” output.
VPEX ZTP not running. No need to terminate.


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 31.7.

Platform Availability

This command is available on the ExtremeSwitching X670-G2 , X465 , X690, X590, 5420, 5520 series switches.