In the event of a switch failure...

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I'm not really familiar with the finer details of ExtremeOS so in the event of a switch failure, what is the quickest method of configuring a replacement given the following:

- appropriate primary.cfg located on a tfpt server.
- replacement factory default switch plugged into the network and a working console session.

edit - example switch would be an x460

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I will police a basic set of commands to set up a new unit ( collection of commands) hope it helps
I am assuming that you have the replacement unit and appropriate licenses

Extreme Basic Setup

Extreme Setup Guide

configure account admin
create account admin"________"
create account user "customer"
enable web http

config snmp sysname "name"
configure timezone name EST -300 autodst
config time "10 09 2008 14 10 59"

enable dos-protect (CPU DoS Protection)
disable edp ports "1-23" (disbale this on all edge ports)

show edp ports all(to test after neigboring switches are setup)
config ports "1-23" rate-limit flood broadcast 250 (for all edge ports)
config ports "1-23" rate-limit flood multicast 500 (for all edge ports)
config ports "1-23" rate-limit flood unknown-destmac 500 (for all edge ports)
config ports "1-6,10-15" display-string "portName"
config ports "23-26" auto off speed 100 duplex full

LAG Groups
enable sharing "1" grouping "1-2" lacp
show port sharing (to test)

VLAN's and Routing
config vlan default delete ports all
create vlan "voice"
config "voice" tag "200"
config "voice" ipaddress ""
config "voice" add ports "24"
config "voice" add ports "1-23" tagged
Do the same for Data with no tagging
create a firewall vlan with no tagging as well and have all subnets with the router point to firewall vlan address
config iproute add default "router inside ip"
config iproute add "x.x.x.x/24 x.x.x.x"

enable ipforwarding

DHCP Relay if needed, Core switch only
configure bootprelay add "ip of DCHP Server" vr vr-default
enable bootprelay
show bootp (to test)

configure dns-client add name-server "ipaddress" vr vr-default

Time Sync (use if no server)
configure sntp primary "IP of DomainController" vr vr-default
enable sntp-client

QoS (avaya ipo and CM voice example)
create qosprofile "qp5"
config diffserv exam code-point 34 qp5
config diffserv exam code-point 46 qp5
enable diffserv exam ports all
disable dot1p exam ports all
show port "2" qosmonitor no-refresh (to test QoS)

disable stpd s0 auto-bind vlan default
config stpd s0 mode dot1w
config stpd s0 default-encapsulation dot1d
config stpd s0 priority 4096 (core switch only for this command)

config stpd s0 add "voice" ports "all" (for an edge switch) or...x ports (dont protect servers, pbx, firewalls)
config stpd s0 add "data"..........and all other vlans
config stpd s0 ports link-type edge "1-23" edge-safeguard enable (for edge ports)
config stpd s0 ports link-type point-to-point "26" (for links to other switches)
enable stpd s0

Factory Default
unconfig switch all
switch none (from bootrom)

Updates - update non-active bank then use image _______
show switch note versions and image selected-If you are using mgmt you need vr mgmt if you are inline use vs - default.

download image IP-Address summitX-15,4,1,3.xos "Vr-Default" secondary

Download command as jason said for new code tarp for other files download image summitX- vr vr-default "secondary or primary"

-If you are using mgmt you need vr mgmt if you are inline use vs - default. Download command as %For new code tarp for other files
download image summitX- vr vr-default "secondary or primary"

show switch to verify
use image ____________
reboot, and repeat if wanted for other bank

If you aren't stacking then use QP7 instead of QP5.
Also, if you're using a voice VLAN then you won't want to disable 802.1p - assign dot1p value to QP7 and also just the voice VLAN to QP7 so that the control unit and other Voice servers are also included in the QoS policy.