configure port description-string
Configures a description string setting up to 255 characters.
|Specifies one or more ports or slots and ports.|
Specifies a port description of up to 255 characters per port. You cannot use the following characters: ‘ “ ‘, “<”, “>”, “:”, “<space>”, “&”
Use this command to configure a port description of up to 255 characters per port.
In case that user configures a string longer than 64 chars, the following warning will be displayed:
Port description strings longer than 64 chars are only accessible through SNMP if the following command is issued: configure snmp ifmib ifalias size extended
Some characters are not permitted as they have special meanings. These are: ‘ “ ‘, “<”, “>”, “:”, “<space>”, “&”. The first character should be alphanumeric. This new field is CLI accessible only via “show port info detail” but is also accessible via the SNMP ifAlias object of IfXTable from IF-MIB (RFC 2233) and the XML API. In order to access the value via SNMP the following command should be issued: configure snmp ifmib ifalias size extended.
The following command configures the port:
configure ports 1:3 description-string CorporatePort_123
This command was available in ExtremeXOS 15.3.
This command is available on ExtremeSwitching 5320, 5420, 5520, and 5720 series switches.