configure eaps failtime expiry-action

configure eaps name failtime expiry-action [open-secondary-port | send-alert]


Configures the action taken when the failtimer expires.

Syntax Description

name Specifies the name of an EAPS domain.
open-secondary-port Specifies to open the secondary port when the failtimer expires.
send-alert Specifies that a critical message is sent to the syslog when the failtimer expires.


Default is send-alert.

Usage Guidelines

By default the action is to send an alert if the failtimer expires. Instead of going into a Failed state, the master node remains in a Complete or Init state, maintains the secondary port blocking, and writes a critical error message to syslog warning the user that there is a fault in the ring. An SNMP trap is also sent.

If the EAPS ring contains non-EAPS devices, you must use the open-secondary-port parameter.



Use caution when setting the failtimer expiry action to open-secondary port. Using this configuration, if the master node loses three consecutive hello PDUs, the failtimer expires—but there might not be a break in the ring. Opening the secondary port in this situation creates a loop.


The following command configures the failtimer expiry action for EAPS domain eaps_1:

configure eapseaps_1 failtimeexpiry-action open-secondary-port


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.0.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching X435, X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, and X695 series switches.