enable vpex

enable vpex


Enables VPEX mode for using bridge port extenders (BPEs).

Syntax Description

vpex Specifies Virtual Port Extender (VPEX).



Usage Guidelines

This command enables VPEX mode and allows you to refer to ports in the slot:port notation in applicable commands. A reboot of the switch is required for the command to take effect. After rebooting, the CLI prompt changes to show that the switch is now slot 1 (for example):
Slot-1 VPEX X670G2-48x-4q.14 #

After enabling VPEX mode, to use the BPE, you need to configure the slot assignment for the BPE, using the command: enable vpex

VPEX mode is not compatible with stacking mode. Only one of these modes can be enabled at a time.


The following example enables VPEX mode:

# enable vpex


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 22.5.

Platform Availability

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