configure system ports notation

configure system ports notation [slot:port | slot/port]


Configures a standalone switch to be addressed with a slot number.

Syntax Description

system Configures system settings.
ports Configures system ports settings.
notation Configures system port notation settings.
slot:port Designates non-Universal slot:port notation. For example, 1:47. (Default on stacks and Extended Edge Switching)
slot/port Designates standard slot/port notation. For example, 1/47.


By default, on standalone switches, port notation is used.

By default, on stacks/Extended Edge Switching, slot:port notation is used.

Usage Guidelines

You can configure a standalone system as a slotted system with this command, which allows for commands which had ‘slot‘ arguments to be visible and take in a valid slot number of ‘1‘, along with any port arguments specified in ‘slot‘:‘port‘ notation. In turn, any command output would specify ‘slot‘ information and ports displayed in ‘slot‘:‘port‘ or slot/port notation.

This command requires a configuration save and reboot to take effect.

To view the port notation status, use the show management command.


The following example changes a standalone switch to have slot:port notation:

# configure system ports notation slot:port
This command will take effect after the next reboot.


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 30.2.

The slot/port keyword was added in ExtremeXOS 31.4.

Platform Availability

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