configure inline-power operator-limit ports

configure inline-power operator-limit [milliwatts | class-based] ports [all |port_list]


Sets the power limit allowed for PDs connected to the specified ports.

Syntax Description

milliwatts An integer specifying the maximum allowed power in milliwatts. Default is based on the port's class type (for example, 30W, 60W, 90W).
class-based Specifies that the power limit is managed by the powered device's class.
port_list Specifies one or more ports or slots and ports.


PoE—15,400 mW.

PoE+—30,000 mW.

PoE++ Type 3—60,000 mW.

PoE++ Type 4—90,000 mW.

Usage Guidelines

This command sets the power limit that a PD can draw on the specified ports. For PoE, the range is 3,000 to 16800mW and the default value is 15,400 mW. For PoE+, the range is 3,000 to 32,000 mW and the default value is 30,000 mW. For PoE++ Type 3, the range is 3,000 mW to 64,000 mW and the default value is 60,000 mW. For PoE++ Type 4, the range is 3,000 mW to 98,000 mW and the default value is 90,000 mW.

If the measured power for a specified port exceeds the port‘s operator limit, the power is withdrawn from that port and the port moves into a fault state.

If you try to set an operator-limit outside the accepted range, the system returns the following error message:

Error: Invalid operator-limit value. Must be in the range of 3000-90000 mW for PoE 802.3bt port

With a class-based operator-limit type, if a class4 PD is attached, then the operator-limit set will be ignored and the switch will not deliver more than 30W to the PD.

When class-based operator-limit is configured on a port, "Max Allowed Power" will show the maximum power for the class of the attached PD. Without the class-based option, "Max Allowed Power" will show the configured or default value of operator-limit.


The following command sets the limit for legacy PDs on ports 3–6 of slot 5 on a SummitStack to 10000 mW:

configure inline-power operator-limit 10000 ports 5:3-5:6


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 11.1.

The class-based option was added in ExtremeXOS 32.3.

Platform Availability

This command is available on: