Extreme Summit XOS Basic Initial Switch Configuration

Those who are familiar with Enterasys switches know that the Extreme XOS CLI is vastly different from the Enterasys line of products however the XOS CLI is the way forward for the future of Extreme, so we might as well get used to the syntax for XOS as opposed to the Enterasys OS or EOS.  Below are just a few of the commands that one needs to get a switch off the ground so to speak and get and initial configuration set for connectivity and general housekeeping.

Showing Configuration:

show config
show config detail

NTP, Clock and Time
You can see clock and time by either the show system or show switch commands
  • configure timezone name EST -360 autodst name EDT
  • enable ntp
  • configure ntp server add
  • configure time 1 19 2016 7 55 55

Show Switch time in use counters

show odometers

See which config is used:

show switch

Factory reset:

unconfigure switch – Resets everything back except odometer, clock, and user accounts/passes
unconfigure switch all – Resets everything including users

Default Password:

admin and blank password

Setting Password

configure account admin password

Setting System Name:

configure snmp sysName name

Set Management IP information:

con mgmt ipa
con vlan default ipaddress

Set Default Gateway

configure iproute add default 10.x.x.x

Enable Web Interface:

enable web http

Show Serial Number:

show version

Enable telnet:

enable telnet

Reset IP address on Management interface:

unconfig vlan mgmt ipaddress


Enable and Disable

enable port 1

disable port 2:1-2:15

Showing Port config

show port config
show port 1 info detail

Port Utilization

show port utilization

Jumbo Frames
show port information detail
enable jumbo-frame ports [all | <port_list>]
show ports sharing
show lacp lag <group-id>
enable sharing port grouping port_list {algorithm [address-based {L2 | L3 | L3_L4| custom} | port-based }]} {lacp | health-check}
configure ports <port_list> partition 4x10G
configure lacp member-port 1 port priority 32768


create vlan <vlan name>;
configure vlan ptp_gm tag 40
configure vlan VLANname add port 1 untagged

Remove Ports

config Default delete port 1-12


show iproute

Enabling routing

routing for one vlan – enable ipforwarding [vlan] &lt;vlan name&gt;

routing on all VLANs – enable ipforwarding

Saving Configuration:

save configuration {primary | secondary}

Reboot the Switch


Updating XOS Image:

download image summitX- secondary
download image summitX- “VR-Default” secondary – use this command if you have assigned the IP address config to the Default VLAN.
install the software after it loads by typing Y when prompted if you want to install the load
When the download and install finishes, instruct the switch to reboot by typing reboot

Selecting boot image:

use image primary
use image secondary

The above is simply a quick cheat sheet that I am currently using and will be adding to.  Keep checking back as I add more helpful commands as I run across them or suggest any that you find useful.

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Brandon Lee

Brandon Lee is the Senior Writer, Engineer and owner at and has over two decades of experience in Information Technology. Having worked for numerous Fortune 500 companies as well as in various industries, Brandon has extensive experience in various IT segments and is a strong advocate for open source technologies. Brandon holds many industry certifications, loves the outdoors and spending time with family.

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