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dleboeuf posted 11-10-2021 15:08
Hello all,

I removed 4 switches from a stack of 8 for a customer. Whenever we go in to Extreme Management Center, it is still showing all 8 slots (see first attached image) and I can't seem to get them to go away. When I log in to the CLI of the switch, I see 4 slots in 'Operational' and 4 slots in 'Empty' (see second attached image).



How do I go about completely removing those unused slots from the switch itself and in EMC.


Thanks!
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Zdeněk Pala
Try Refresh (Rediscover):
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dleboeuf
Hi Zdeněk,

I just tried that and it is still showing the extra slots. When I go to Device and Module Information, it shows the 4 slots that are used as well as the 4 slots that are unused, but they say "notPresent" on them. 

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Zdeněk Pala
Are those slots still in the switch configuration?
can you reconfigure those slots from the switch?
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Zdeněk Pala
you can use EXOSCLI command:
unconfigure slot
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dleboeuf
Yes, I ran that command a few times and they still show up as "Empty" when running the 'show slot' command. The attached screenshot above from the CLI was after I unconfigured the 4 slots. Does the switch need to be rebooted possibly? It isn't that big of a deal, but our customer wanted to get it cleaned up.


Thanks!
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Zdeněk Pala
I tried to replicate this and I am not able.
Once I do "unconfigure slot" on my EXOS the followed rediscover does update the DeviceView Ports tab.

I can not tell if the issue is in XMC or in EXOS.

If the reboot of the XMC solves the issue then I guess the bug is in XMC.
If the reboot of the switch solves the issue then I guess the bug is in EXOS.

I suggest contacting GTAC if those products are under contract.