clear license

clear license [{software} | port-speed]


This command, which should be used only in conjunction with a representative from Extreme Networks, clears the licensing information from the switch.

Syntax Description


Specifies ExtremeXOS base software license.

port-speed Clears all port speed licenses (for ExtremeSwitching X870-96x-8c switches, which is not supported in this release).



Usage Guidelines



Use this command only under the guidance of an Extreme Networks representative.

When you run the command, the following message appears:

This will clear the license information stored in EEPROM and also delete the license file (license.xlic). Are you sure you want to continue? (y/N)

Selecting “yes” removes the license information from the EEPROM and the switch deletes the license.xlic file permanently.

Using the port-speed license keyword removes all port speed licensing. Port speed licenses increase the rate from 10G to 100G on QSFP28+ ports 1 through 24 on ExtremeSwitching X870-96x-8c switches.


The following command removes licensing information from the switch:

# clear license


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.4.

The port-speed keyword was added in ExtremeXOS 22.2

Platform Availability

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