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  • 1.  Change slot number , through retain original slot configuration

    Posted 11-26-2018 10:14
    Recently expanded a horizontal stack of 2 x X670V units with additional X670-G2 . The original X670 units are currently used for server connections . The G2 units will be used for the new VM environment , as we migrate from old to new , we will eventually remove all servers from the old X670's , and only leave the G2 with operational servers.

    The outcome for maintenance reasons would be to remove the original X670 units , Currently Slot 1 and 2, leaving the X670-G2 units as slot 3 and 4.

    So the question is .

    I know how to renumber the slots , for aesthetic reasons , though I do not want the slot vlan information , ie I require the configuration in slot 3 to remain , though now it is addressed as 1:X rather than 3:X , I do not want the old configuration for slot 1 to over write the slot 3 config .. this looks like a scripting solution ?

    This stack configuration already includes , MLAG , VRRP, OSPF of course vlans etc.

    Any Ideas would help


  • 2.  RE: Change slot number , through retain original slot configuration

    Posted 11-26-2018 11:41
    You could go through the extent of modifying the configuration file and changing slot types. This would avoid using the unconfigure slot command and would retain the port/VLAN config.

    The following article is an example of replacing different slot types in a chassis though is applicable also in a stacking environment.


    If choosing to go this route, a backup of the current config would be advised, and a reboot would be required. This may require some testing and planning before it works accordingly.