configure cli idle-timeout

configure cli idle-timeout minutes


Configures the time-out for idle console, SSH2, and Telnet sessions.

Syntax Description

minutes Specifies the time-out interval, in minutes. Range is 1 to 240 (1 minute to 4 hours).


The default time-out is 20 minutes.

Usage Guidelines

This command configures the length of time the switch will wait before disconnecting idle console, SSH2, or Telnet sessions.

The idletimeout feature must be enabled for this command to have an effect (the idletimeout feature is enabled by default).


The following command sets the time-out for idle login and console sessions to 10 minutes:

configure cli idle-timeout 10


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

The cli keyword was added and the idletimeout keyword was changed to idle-timeout in ExtremeXOS 30.3.

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.