Configuring the LCD Panel on EX Series Switches (CLI Procedure)

 

This topic applies to hardware devices in the EX Series product family, which includes switches and the XRE200 External Routing Engine, that support the LCD panel interface.

The LCD panel on the front panel of EX Series switches displays a variety of information about the switch in the Status menu and provides the Maintenance menu to enable you to perform basic operations such as initial setup and reboot. You can disable these menus or individual menu options if you do not want switch users to use them. You can also set a custom message that will be displayed on the panel.

Disabling or Enabling Menus and Menu Options on the LCD Panel

By default, the Maintenance menu, the Status menu, and the options in those menus in the LCD panel are enabled. Users can configure and troubleshoot the switch by using the Maintenance menu and view certain details about the switch by using the Status menu.

If you do not want users to be able to use those menus or some of the menu options, you can disable the menus or individual menu options. You can reenable the menus or menu options.

Issue the show chassis lcd menu operational mode command to see the menus or menu options that are currently enabled.

Note

On some platforms, you must specify an FPC slot number in these commands. See the lcd-menu statement for details.

To disable a menu:

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user@switch# set chassis lcd-menu menu-item menu-name disable

To enable a menu:

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user@switch# delete chassis lcd-menu menu-item menu-name disable

To disable a menu option:

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user@switch# set chassis lcd-menu menu-item menu-option disable

To enable a menu option:

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user@switch# delete chassis lcd-menu menu-item menu-option disable

Configuring a Custom Display Message

You can configure the second line of the LCD to display a custom message temporarily for 5 minutes or permanently.

To display a custom message temporarily:

  • On an EX3200 switch, a standalone EX3300 switch, a standalone EX4200 switch, a standalone EX4300 switch except EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S switches, a standalone EX4500 switch, a standalone EX4550 switch, an EX6200 switch, an EX8200 switch, or an XRE200 External Routing Engine:

    user@switch> set chassis display message message
  • On an EX3300, EX4200, EX4300, EX4500, or EX4550 switch in a Virtual Chassis configuration:

    user@switch> set chassis display message message fpc-slot slot-number

To display a custom message permanently:

  • On an EX3200 switch, a standalone EX3300 switch, a standalone EX4200 switch, a standalone EX4300 switch except EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S switches, a standalone EX4500 switch, a standalone EX4550 switch, an EX6200 switch, an EX8200 switch, or an XRE200 External Routing Engine:

    user@switch> set chassis display message message permanent
  • On an EX3300, EX4200, EX4300 except EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S, EX4500, or EX4550 switch in a Virtual Chassis configuration:

    user@switch> set chassis display message message fpc-slot slot-number permanent
Note

The buttons on the LCD panel are disabled when the LCD is configured to display a custom message.

To disable the display of the custom message:

You can view the custom message by issuing the show chassis lcd command.