This command is used to modify port associations.


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-modify 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.

Specify one or more of the following options:

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.

policy all-masters|any-master

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


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.

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 modify port associations.

Examples  To modify a port association, ports-assoc, and change the slave port list to 71-72, use the following command:

CLI network-admin@switch > port-association-modify name ports-assoc slave-ports 71-72

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