This command modifies the per-port maximum number of alias entries in the Node Alias database. Node Alias discovers information about the end systems on a per-port basis. Information from packets from end systems, such as VLANID, source MAC address, source IP address, protocol, etc. are captured in a database that can be queried.
|nodealias||Node Alias feature that maps source IP address, MAC address, host name, and protocol on a per port basis.|
|ports||Designates that specified ports should have the specified maximum number of alias entries applied.|
|port_list||Lists the ports to apply the specified maximum number of alias entries to. Designated as a port list separated by comma (,) or dash (-).|
|all||Specifies that all ports have the specified maximum number of alias entries.|
|maxentries||Designates a maximum number of alias entries per port.|
|entries||The value for the maximum number of aliases entries. The default is 8,192 divided evenly by the number of ports in the switch.|
If no value is specified for the maximum number of alias entries, the default is 8,192 divided evenly by the number of ports in the switch.
The per-port limit can be set up to 8,192 for all switch ports. For example, if the switch has 32 ports, you can configure the maximum limit as 32 × 8,192. However, the switch can only hold a maximum of 8,192 alias entries per slot.
As a result of snooping one frame, the Node Alias feature may create additional entries to facilitate the searching based on finer details, such as protocol type. For example, when a BGP frame is received, two entries are created: one entry with protocol type IP, and another entry with protocol type BGP.
If you change the maximum alias entries to a value that is less than the number entries in the database, the more recent entries are retained.
The following example specifies a maximum of 100 alias entries on all ports:
configure nodealias ports all maxentries 100
This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 22.2.
This command is available on ExtremeSwitching 5320, 5420, 5520, and 5720 series switches.