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idle-timeout—Set how long the CLI is inactive on a device before the user is logged out. If a user is connected to the device via an SSH connection, the SSH connection is closed after this time expires.

This command sets the CLI idle timeout on a systemwide basis, and it overrides the idle timeout you set from the CLI with the idle-timeout CLI operational command.

Command Syntax

  idle-timeout minutes


Timeout Value
Number of minutes that the CLI is idle before the user is logged out of the CLI. A value of 0 (zero) sets the time to infinity, so the user is never logged out.
Range: 0 through 300 minutes (5 hours)
Default: CLI session does not time out

Operational Commands

show running-config system


Configure CLI sessions to time out after 5 hours:

Viptela(config)# system idle-timeout 300

Release Information

Command introduced in Viptela Software Release 17.2.2.

Additional Information

idle-timeout (CLI operational command)

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