Enabling Virtual Wire Mode

To setup the switch in Virtual Wire mode, you must install the required license key:

CLI (network-admin@Leaf1) > software-license-install key bear,stage,grey,book

The following command instructs the switch to operate in Virtual Wire mode and it is used to enable global Virtual Wire functionality on a switch:

CLI (network-admin@Leaf1) > switch-mode-modify switch-mode virtual-wire

Note: When Virtual Wire mode is enabled, regular Layer 2 switching is inhibited on the switch. This includes Layer 2 learning and forwarding as well as the processing and forwarding of BPDUs.

You can now select the Virtual Wire mode, using the switch-mode-modify command:

CLI (network-admin@switch) > switch-mode-modify switch-mode virtual-wire

To display the switch mode, use the switch-mode-show command:

CLI (network-admin@Leaf1) > switch-mode-show

switch:      pluribus

switch-mode: virtual-wire