New To Extreme, need help with configuration

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We have mix of extreme Summits x250 and x440 switches in use.  We have an extra X440 not currently being used, which I want to create a dedicated vlan for our servers on the secondary NIC's. The switch is not currently connected into our stacks.  And I was originally under the impression it was pre-configured as a backup switch if one of others went down. In reality that was not the case. I am not 100% what must be configured on this switch.  I was under the impression that I can utilize this switch without connecting into the stack but I am stuck on the DHCP aspect. after answering the initial config questions on login to the switch I created a vlan, assigned the ports and vlan id/tag, then I assigned the vlan IP and the DHCP range. But I can not get the switch to offer up the vlan IP's to the servers. From what I can tell the issue is either enabling DHCP or Bootprelay. 

I wish I could find some direction on setting these switches up from scratch or right out of the box, all I have found is users/references guides on there EXOS commands, nothing that say you must do this or that at a minimum.  What config options am I missing.  This switch is using EOS 15.2.

Looking at my live switch's, the only different config I see is the IP gateway config info and QOS profiles. Do I need to link this switch into my others and config the default gateway? If so I would probably look at stacking to the 440's in use. But I have to dig further on those as I think they are set to limit the ports to 100mbps or at least one of the vlans are limiting.  I want the full 1000mbps for this vlan.  The other reason for using this switch is because of the lack of available ports on the other 440's, and my 250's which have room but are only 10/100 switches.

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for DHCP configuration, let me know below information,

1) what is the IP address of DHCP server?
2) Are you able to ping DHCP server from switch?
3) In which vlan DHCP server and clients are present? are they present in same vlan or in different vlan?
4) Did you configure the unatagged port where the clients are connected?

Use below example to configure DHCP,

DHCP server(10.1.1.1)--------TEST(tag=10)-----(10.1.1.2)(p10)SWITCH(20)(20.1.1.1)------------CLIENT(tag in vlan 20)

create vlan test
configure vlan test tag 10
configure vlan test add port 10 tagged
configure vlan test ipaddress 10.1.1.2

create vlan client
configure vlan client tag 20
configure vlan client add port 20 untagged  //clients are connected to the this port
configure vlan client ipaddress 20.1.1.1

enable ipforwarding

configure bootprelaay add 10.1.1.1 vr vr-defailult
enable bootprelay test
enable bootprealy client

show bootprelay // comamnd will shows DORA packet outputs.
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Sorry. I have not connected it into the DHCP yet, I was thinking I might be able to do the virtual router but my research tells me that even though the EXOS 15 does support this the X440 does not. So I will have to connect to my stack for DHCP.  Which makes me wonder if it might not be easier to add it to my stack and set up to synch then, reconfigure this particular switch to the desired port and vlan settings I want for this vlan.  After reviewing my other 440 switches they are in fact configured to limiting to 100mbps.  I had hoped that the limit was only on the VOIP VLAN.  And yes I did configure the ports that I am using.  The only missing piece that I seem to eb missing was the router/dhcp aspect. 
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Platform Availability
You can create Virtual router on BlackDiamond X8 series switches, BlackDiamond8000 c-, xl-, and xmseries modules, and Summit X460, X480, X670, and X770 switches....Let us know if you need any information.
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hi Sumit,

I need your help how to take backup of extreme switch with tftp
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X450e-48p.6 # save
The configuration file primary.cfg already exists.
Do you want to save configuration to primary.cfg and overwrite it? (y/N) Yes
Saving configuration on master ........ done!
Configuration saved to primary.cfg successfully.
X450e-48p.7 #


X450e-48p.8 # tftp put <IP TFTP-Server> vr "VR-Default" <Filename>.cfg
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Thanks ...i will test 
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Is the save just to make sure all current changes were saved to the config before uploading? I assume that when you save on exit the loaded config (primary.cfg) is saved.
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Hi Joe,
Yes, the save is to make sure the changes are actually written to the configuration file.  When exiting the session, the switch will ask if you want to save them, but if the session times out or you just close the connection, they are not saved.

-Drew