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aliases (Virtual Chassis)


Hierarchy Level


Optionally create an alias for a member switch in a Virtual Chassis or Virtual Chassis Fabric (VCF). You can more clearly identify the member switches in your Virtual Chassis or VCF by assigning text labels (alias names) to them, associating the alias name with member switch serial numbers. Aliases are for administrative purposes only and have no effect on member switch operations.

The show virtual-chassis command displays assigned alias names in the Alias-Name output field.



The permanent serial number for the member switch in the Virtual Chassis or VCF that you want to label with an alias name. Serial number values are case-sensitive.

The show virtual-chassis command displays the serial number for all members in the Virtual Chassis or VCF in the Serial No output field.


The text label you want to assign to the member switch.

For example, if you configure alias name dc-floor-1 in a VCF for member switch 0 with serial number AB012345678 as follows:

then you’ll see the alias dc-floor-1 in the Alias-Name column in the output from the show virtual-chassis command:

show virtual-chassis

Required Privilege Level

system—To view this statement in the configuration.system-control—To add this statement to the configuration.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 14.1X53-D10.