Defining the Switch Mode (Master or Transit)

We recommend keeping the loop protection warning messages enabled. If you have considerable knowledge and experience with EAPS, you might find the EAPS loop protection warning messages unnecessary.
  1. Configure the EAPS switch mode for a domain using the following command:
    configure eaps name mode [master | transit]
    One switch on the ring must be configured as the master node for the specified domain; all other switches on the same ring and domain are configured as transit nodes.
    If you configure a switch to be a transit node for an EAPS domain, the default switch configuration displays the following message and prompts you to confirm the command:
    WARNING: Make sure this specific EAPS domain has a Master node in the ring.  If you change this node from EAPS master to EAPS transit, you could cause a loop in the network. Are you sure you want to change mode to transit? (y/n)
  2. When prompted, do one of the following:
    • Enter y to identify the switch as a transit node.
    • Enter n or press [Return] to cancel the command.
For more information see, Disabling EAPS Loop Protection Warning Messages.