enable eaps

enable eaps {name}


Enables the EAPS function for a named domain or for an entire switch.

Syntax Description

name Specifies the name of an EAPS domain.



Default command enables EAPS for the entire switch.

Usage Guidelines



If you use the same name across categories (for example, STPD and EAPS names), you must specify the identifying keyword as well as the actual name.

To configure and enable an EAPS, complete the following steps:
  1. Create EAPS domain and assign the name.
  2. Configure the control VLAN.
  3. Configure the protected VLAN(s).
  4. Add the control VLAN to EAPS domain.
  5. Add the protected VLAN(s) to EAPS domain.
  6. Configure EAPS mode, master or transit.
  7. Configure EAPS port, secondary and primary.
  8. If desired, configure timeout and action for failtimer expiration*.
  9. If desired, configure the hello time for the health-check packets*.
  10. Enable EAPS for the entire switch.
  11. If desired, enable Fast Convergence*.
  12. Enable EAPS for the specified domain.

Although you can enable EAPS prior to configuring these steps, the EAPS domain(s) does not run until you configure these parameters.

* These steps can be configured at any time, even after the EAPS domains are running.

You must enable EAPS globally and specifically for each named EAPS domain.


The following command enables the EAPS function for entire switch:
enable eaps
The following command enables the EAPS function for the domain eaps-1:
enable eaps eaps-1


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.0.

Platform Availability

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