I have 2xVDX 6740 in the same VCS running in logical chassis mode. I want to backup the global configuration and local rbridge configurations, then break the VCS and return the switches back to factory configuration. Then restore the global and local config.
Has anyone got any advice or how to links they can provide?
Thanks in advance.
Best answer by Yulia Abitbul
First: You can back up your configuration from principal switch - it will have shared and local configuration for both switches ("copy running-config [ftp/scp/usb etc])
Second: Two options how to default the configuration:
- copy default-config startup-config (will clear all configuration, but VCSid, RBid, VCS mode will remain the same) followed by reload
- Change VCSid and/or RBid, that will default configuration
Third: To Break (split) the cluster you need to disconnect ISL connection and change VCSid on one of the switches. Meaning if you want to have 2 stand alone switches connected to each other via regular link/port-channel - VCSid should be unique on each switch. recommended to remove isl configuration from the port
(no isl enable; no fabric enable)
Forth: Manually re-apply configuration from backup file; Shared configuration to both of them and local accordingly