run failover

run failover {force}


Causes a user-specified node failover.

Syntax Description


Force failover to occur.



Usage Guidelines

Use this command to cause the master node to failover to the backup node in SummitStack.

Before you initiate failover, use the show switch {detail} command to confirm that the nodes are in sync and have identical software and switch configurations. If the output shows MASTER and BACKUP (InSync), the two nodes are in sync.

If the master and backup SummitStack nodes' software and configuration are not in sync and are running ExtremeXOS 12.0 or later, use the synchronize command to get the two nodes in sync. This command ensures that the backup has the same software in flash as the master.



Both the backup and the master nodes must be running ExtremeXOS 11.0 or later to use the synchronize command.


The following command causes a failover on a SummitStack:

run failover


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.0.

Platform Availability

This command is available only on a SummitStack.