enable vpex auto-configuration

enable vpex auto-configuration


Enables automatic configuration of the Extended Edge Switchingarchitecture (controlling bridge (CB) and bridge port extenders (BPEs)).

Syntax Description

vpex Specifies Virtual Port Extender (VPEX).
auto-configuration Specifies enabling automatic configuration of the Extended Edge Switching architecture.



Usage Guidelines

When this command is run the controlling bridge switch detects new BPEs connected to ports not configured as cascade ports, and automatically configures cascade ports, extended slots, and LAGs/MLAGs on cascade ports.

If you want to use redundant CBs, you must create the peer relationship between redundant CBs and ensure that both CBs are up. The rest of the MLAG setup for redundant CBs is handled automatically.

To enable auto-configuration, you must first enter VPEX mode (see enable vpex).

When auto-configuration mode is enabled, you cannot manually configure Extended Edge Switching ports using the command configure vpex ports port_list slot slot_num


The following example enables auto-configuration mode:

# enable vpex auto-configuration


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 22.6.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching 5420 and 5520 series switches.