configure snmp sysContact

configure snmp syscontact sysContact


Configures the name of the system contact.

Syntax Description

sysContact An alphanumeric string that specifies a system contact name.



Usage Guidelines

The system contact is a text field that enables you to enter the name of the person(s) responsible for managing the switch. A maximum of 255 characters is allowed. The allowed character set is A-Z, a-z, 0-9, +-@_.,:;()/ ”.

To view the name of the system contact listed on the switch, use the show switch command. The show switch command displays switch statistics including the name of the system contact.


The following example defines FredJ as the system contact:

configure snmp syscontact FredJ

The following output from the show switch command displays FredJ as the system contact:

SysName:        engineeringlab
SysLocation:    englab
SysContact:     FredJ


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

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.