terminate process

terminate process name [forceful | graceful]


Terminates the specified process on the switch.

Syntax Description

name Specifies the name of the process to terminate. You can terminate the following processes: bgp, eaps, exsshd, isis, lldp, netLogin, netTools, ntp, ospf, ospfv3, snmpMaster,snmpSubagent, telnetd, thttpd, tftpd, vrrp, and xmld.
forceful Specifies a forceful termination.
graceful Specifies a graceful termination.



Usage Guidelines

If recommended by Extreme Networks Technical Support personnel, you can stop a running process.

The forceful option quickly terminates a process on demand. Unlike the graceful option, the process is immediately shutdown without any of the normal process cleanup. The status of the operation is displayed on the console. After a successful forceful termination of a process, a message similar to the following appears:

Forceful termination success for snmpMaster 

The graceful option terminates the process by allowing it to close all opened connections, notify peers on the network, and other types of process cleanup. After this phase, the process is finally terminated. After a successful graceful termination of a process, a message similar to the following appears:

Successful graceful termination for snmpSubagent 


In a stack, starting,restarting, or terminating user-created processes in any node other than the primary node is not allowed.


The following initiates a graceful termination of the process tftpd:

terminate process tftpd graceful


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.0.

Support for terminating the Link Layer Discovery Protocol (lldp), network login (netLogin), and Open Shortest Path First (ospf) processes was added in ExtremeXOS 11.3.

Support for terminating the Border Gateway Protocol (bgp) and Ethernet Automatic Protection Switching (eaps) processes was added in ExtremeXOS 11.4.

Support for terminating the MultiProtocol Label Switch (mpls) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (vrrp) processes was added in ExtremeXOS 11.6.

Support for terminating netTools was added in ExtremeXOS 12.4.

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.