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request virtual-chassis vc-port

 

Syntax

Release Information

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 9.0 for EX Series switches.

Option fpc-slot introduced in Junos OS Release 10.4 for EX Series switches.

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 13.2X50-D15 for the QFX Series.

Command introduced in Junos OS Release 13.2X51-D20 for Virtual Chassis Fabric (VCF).

Description

Set a port to operate as a Virtual Chassis port (VCP), or delete the VCP setting on a port. See Virtual Chassis Port Options for details on which ports you can set as VCPs on different switches. After setting a port as a VCP, you can’t use the port for any other purpose unless you remove the VCP setting.

If you don’t include the member member-id option, this command defaults to setting the port as a VCP or deleting the VCP setting on the switch where you run the command. You can alternatively set the local option to ensure the command applies to the specified port on the local switch where you run it.

You might experience a temporary traffic disruption immediately after creating or deleting a user-configured VCP in an EX8200 Virtual Chassis.

Some switches have ports that are dedicated VCPs (you can only use them as VCPs and for no other purpose) or that are configured as VCPs by default (set as VCPs in the default factory configuration). You do not need to explicitly set those ports as VCPs to use them to interconnect the switch into a Virtual Chassis. See Virtual Chassis Port Options for details.

If you don’t need a default-configured VCP to interconnect Virtual Chassis member switches, you can run this command with the delete option to remove the VCP setting and use the port as a regular uplink or network port. If you want to use the port as a VCP again later, then you need to run this command with the set option to reapply the VCP setting.

Options

setSet a port as a VCP to convert an uplink or network port into a VCP.
deleteDelete the VCP setting on a port to convert a VCP back into an uplink or network port.
pic-slot pic-slotNumber of the PIC slot for the port on the switch.
port port-numberNumber of the port that is to be enabled or disabled as a VCP.
member member-id(Optional) Enable or disable the specified VCP on the specified member of the Virtual Chassis or VCF.
local(Optional) Enable or disable the specified VCP on the local switch where you run the command.

Required Privilege Level

system-control

List of Sample Output

request virtual-chassis vc-port set pic-slot 1 port 0

request virtual-chassis vc-port set pic-slot 1 port 1 member 3

request virtual-chassis vc-port delete pic-slot 1 port 1 member 3

Sample Output

request virtual-chassis vc-port set pic-slot 1 port 0

user@switch> request virtual-chassis vc-port set pic-slot 1 port 0

To check the results of this command, use the show virtual-chassis vc-port command.

request virtual-chassis vc-port set pic-slot 1 port 1 member 3

user@switch> request virtual-chassis vc-port set pic-slot 1 port 1 member 3

To check the results of this command, use the show virtual-chassis vc-port command.

request virtual-chassis vc-port delete pic-slot 1 port 1 member 3

user@switch> request virtual-chassis vc-port delete pic-slot 1 port 1 member 3

To check the results of this command, use the show virtual-chassis vc-port command.