Enabling VirtualWire Mode


To setup the switch in VirtualWire 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 you enable VirtualWire mode, Netvisor prevents regular Layer 2 switching on the switch. This includes Layer 2 learning and forwarding as well as the processing and forwarding of BPDUs.



You can now select the VirtualWire 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