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priority (PoE)



Hierarchy Level

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.5.


Sets the priority of individual ports. When it is not possible to maintain power to all connected ports, lower-priority ports are powered off before higher priority ports. When a new device is connected on a higher-priority port, a lower-priority port will be powered off automatically if available power is insufficient to power on the higher-priority port. Note that for ports with the same priority configuration, ports on the left are given higher priority than the ports on the right.




value—high or low:

  • high—Specify that this port is to be treated as high priority in terms of power allocation

  • low—Specify that this port is to be treated as low priority in terms of power allocation.

Required Privilege Level

interface—To view this statement in the configuration.

interface-control—To add this statement to the configuration.