enable vpex auto-upgrade

enable vpex auto-upgrade


Enables automatic upgrading on Extended Edge Switching topologies.

Syntax Description

vpex Specifies Virtual Port Extender (VPEX).
auto-upgrade Specifies that the controlling bridge (CB) automatically upgrades bridge port extender (BPE) slots in This command is available on ExtremeSwitching 5320, 5420, 5520, 5720 series switches. mode (default is enabled).


Automatic upgrading is enabled by default.

Usage Guidelines

Automatic upgrading can occur only when both CBs in the MLAG have the same BPE xmod versions installed, and only after all slots are synchronized between the CBs.

To enable automatic upgrading, you must first enter VPEX mode (see enable vpex). To view the status of automatic upgrading, use the command show vpex.


The following example enables automatic upgrading:

# enable vpex auto-upgrade


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 30.5.

Platform Availability

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