start orchestration mlag

start orchestration mlag peer_name


Ensures configuration consistency between controlling bridges (CBs) in a redundant CB environment with bridge port extenders (BPEs) or This command is available on ExtremeSwitching 5320, 5420, 5520, 5720 series switches. peers.

Syntax Description

orchestration Specifies entering orchestration mode in redundant controlling bridges environments.
mlag Multi-switch link aggregation group.
peer_name Name of the MLAG peer controlling bridge (switch).



Usage Guidelines

With redundant CBs attached to each BPE, the associated extended port configuration must be identical on each controlling bridge. To reduce the configuration complexity and to minimize the risk of inconsistency, you can use orchestration mode so that any configuration commands are now checkpointed to the MLAG peer switch. Before entering orchestration mode, ensure that any configuration parameters (connecting ports for the BPEs, VLAN names, numbers etc.) are the same for both CBs.

After entering this orchestration mode, like the existing virtual-router mode, the configuration prompt changes indicating that commands issued are within this context:
(orchestration bottom) X670G2-48x-4q.4 #


MLAG peer checkpoint status must be 'up' to enter orchestration mode.


Enabling orchestration mode on both MLAG peers at same time is not recommended. If orchestration mode is enabled on both MLAG peers and you execute commands on both switches at same time, the switch may abort execution of the command.


The following example enables orchestration mode on the controlling bridge (switch) with its MLAG peer "bottom":

# start orchestration mlag "bottom"


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 22.5.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching 5320, 5420, 5520, and 5720 series switches.