configure system ports notation

configure system ports notation [slot:port | slot/port]


Configures a standalone switch to be addressed with a slot number.

Syntax Description

system Configures system settings.
ports Configures system ports settings.
notation Configures system port notation settings.
slot:port Designates slot:port notation. For example, 1:47. (Default on stacks and Extended Edge Switching). Also designates a 5720 slot:port:chennel notation. For example, 5:49:3 for Slot 5 Port 49 Channel 3.
slot Designates standard slot notation. For example, 1/47.
port Designates standard port notation. For example, 1/47. Also designates a channelized 5720 port. For example, Port 49 Channel 3.


By default, on standalone switches, port notation is used.

By default, on stacks/Extended Edge Switching, slot:port notation is used.

Usage Guidelines

You can configure a standalone system as a slotted system with this command, which allows for commands which had ‘slot‘ arguments to be visible and take in a valid slot number of ‘1‘, along with any port arguments specified in ‘slot‘:‘port‘ notation. In turn, any command output would specify ‘slot‘ information and ports displayed in ‘slot‘:‘port‘ or slot/port notation.

ExtremeSwitching 5720 series switches use a specified chennelized port number.


5720 VIM-6YE ports are not channelized and map to ports 51-53 and 54-56.


Switches running Release 31.6 or earlier that are connected to a channelized 5720 port will not display the correct port number via the Extreme Discovery Protocol. The port numbers will display correctly via the Link Layer Discovery Protocol.

This command requires a configuration save and reboot to take effect.

To view the port notation status, use the show management command.


The following example changes a standalone switch to have slot:port notation:

# configure system ports notation slot:port
This command will take effect after the next reboot.


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 30.2.

The slot/port keyword was added in ExtremeXOS 31.4.

Platform Availability

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