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Impact of changing the principal switch in a fabric

  • 1.  Impact of changing the principal switch in a fabric

    Posted 07-11-2014 06:25 PM

    Hello community!

    I currently have four active Brocade switches, two in fabric A and two in Fabric B.  I'm adding a new switch to each fabric, then removing an old switch from each fabric.

    The old switches are empty (no connections except for the E port connection to the other switch) but are also the Principals for their respective fabrics.

    Any horror stories I should know about regarding "fabricPrincipal -f 1"?  I backed up my configshows, and it all sounds so simple... but thats usually when the wheels come off.

     

    Thanks,

    -Matt B


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  • 2.  Re: Impact of changing the principal switch in a fabric

    Posted 07-11-2014 07:02 PM

    After a little extra research, also I'm wondering if - in my "two Brocade switches per fabric" world - I even need to bother with forcing the principal setting on a switch...


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