I have two Ethernet switches part of industrial network where they are connected in redundant arrangement so that multiple devices on the network are redundantly connected to both of the switches.
By mistake while replacing one faulty switch of these pair with another one, the new switch has been configured with the same main IP address hence, IP address conflict the outcome of that.
Now, I am in a poisition to fix this issue by changing back the duplicate IP address to unique one.
However, I am afraid to totally loose communication to one of the devices connected to the redundant pair.
Please advice if changing IP address can affect the data flow through switch ports.