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priority (PoE)


Hierarchy Level


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.

Release Information

Statement introduced in Junos OS Release 9.5.