This command is used to create port associations and assign policies to them. Port association groups are used to enable switch failover. It requires a 10G link between two switches.


Caution!Using the virtual-wire parameter places the switch into the Virtual Wire mode and disables other features on the switch. This parameter requires a license. Please contact your sales person or local partner for more information.

Syntax   port-association-create name name-string master-ports port-list slave-ports port-list [virtual-wire|no-virtual-wire] [bidir|no-bidir ] [policy all-masters|any-master monitor-ports port-list ]

name name-string

Specify a name for the port association.

master-ports port-list

Specify a list of ports to act as master ports.

slave-ports port-list

Specify a list of ports to act as slave ports.


Specify if you want the associated ports to form a “virtual wire”. Once you put the switch into virtual wire mode, you disable all other features on the switch.


Specify if you want the port state tracking to be bi-directional or not.

policy all-masters|any-master

Specify a policy for the port association. The default is all-masters.

monitor-ports port-list

Specify a list of ports not used by port association to monitor.


Specify if you want to enable port association in hardware.

Defaults   None

Access   CLI


Version 2.2.6

Command introduced.

Version 2.4

The parameter, virtual-wire, and bidir added.

Version 2.5.2

The parameter, monitor-ports port-list, added.

Version 3.0.0

The parameter, enable, added.

Usage   Use this command to create port associations.

Examples  To create a port association, ports-assoc, with a master port list of ports 11-12, and slave port list of 45-46, use the following command:

CLI network-admin@switch > port-association-create name ports-assoc master-ports 11-12 slave-ports 45-46

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