create protocol

create protocol {filter} filter_name


Creates a user-defined protocol filter.

Syntax Description

filter Specifies a protocol filter.
filter_name Specifies a protocol filter name. The protocol filter name can have a maximum of 31 characters.



Usage Guidelines

Protocol-based VLANs enable you to define packet filters that the switch can use as the matching criteria to determine if a particular packet belongs to a particular VLAN.

After you create the protocol, you must configure it using the configure protocol command. To assign it to a VLAN, use the configure {vlan} vlan_name protocol {filter} filter_name command.


The following command creates a protocol named "my_filter", and a protocol filter named "my_other_filter":

create protocol “my_filter”
create protocol  filter  “my_other_filter”


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

The filter keyword was added in ExtremeXOS 15.5.

Platform Availability

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