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Switch Decommission Procedure

  • 1.  Switch Decommission Procedure

    Posted 12-02-2019 01:31 PM
    Hi All,

    Can someone help us to get Brocade SAN switch decommission procedure.

  • 2.  RE: Switch Decommission Procedure

    Posted 12-02-2019 02:30 PM
    The easiest way is firmwarecleaninstall. Note, that if this is a director class switch, it must be run on both CPs. This will wipe the configurations.
    I would recommend using the same firmware version, if possible.

  • 3.  RE: Switch Decommission Procedure

    Posted 12-03-2019 05:21 AM
    Thanks for the reply. We are using DCX-8510 switch model and the command firmwarecleaninstall - this command to initiate a clean reinstall of the firmware in cases where the loaded firmware does not function correctly, the normal firmware download fails, or to recover from a rolling reboot situation. Whereas we are looking for complete decommission proedure.

  • 4.  RE: Switch Decommission Procedure

    Posted 12-03-2019 10:18 AM
    Edited by Spencer Bohannon-Yule 12-03-2019 10:21 AM


    There is no published decommission procedures, but here are the commands I perform as a decommissioning process, or to set the switch to default settings:


        - switchdisable

        - cfgdisable (hit "y" at prompt)

        - cfgclear (hit "y" at prompt)

        - cfgsave (hit "y" at prompt)

        - configdefault

        - switchenable

        - reboot

        - ipaddrset  10.77. 77.77 , subnet


    As to the user accounts, I would go into either CLI or the webgui and delete all accounts except "user", "factory", "admin", and "root".


    Reset all passwords to the following:

        - root = fibranne or fibreanne

        - factory = password or shuntang

        - admin = password

        - user = password

  • 5.  RE: Switch Decommission Procedure

    Posted 12-03-2019 10:57 AM

    I can add:

    • switchName "name"
    • portCfgDefault port
    • snmpconfig --default
    snmpv1        or snmpv3. There are more flags to this cmd. See admin guide.

    Just backup your licenses as an extra precaution before doing any decommissioning.

    Good luck!