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system usb-controller—Enable or disable the USB controller, which drives the external USB ports (on vEdge 1000 and vEdge 2000 series routers only). By default, the USB controller is disabled.

When you change the setting of this command in the configuration, the router reboots immediately, when you press the Enter key. You are prompted before the reboot occurs.

Enabling the USB controller allows you to copy configurations or files from or to a USB stick installed in the router.

Note that for vEdge 100 and vEdge 5000 series routers, the USB controller is enabled by default.

vManage Feature Template

For vEdge 1000 and vEdge 2000 series routers only:

Configuration ► Templates ► System

Command Hierarchy

  [no] usb-controller



Operational Commands

show hardware environment


Enable the USB controller on a vEdge router:

vEdge(config)# system
vEdge(config-system)# usb-controller
The following warnings were generated:
  'system usb-controller': For this configuration to take effect, this command 
  will cause an immediate device reboot
Proceed? [yes, no] yes
Starting cleanup
Stopping viptela daemon: sysmgr.
Rebooting now

Broadcast message from root@vEdge (pts/1) (Fri Apr 15 09:53:07 2016):

The system is going down for reboot NOW!

Release Information

Command introduced in Viptela Software Release 15.3.2.​

Additional Information

USB Dongle for Cellular Connection

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