Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Disabling and enabling a chassis

The chassis is enabled after power is turned on, and diagnostics and switch initialization routines have finished. All interfaces are online. You can disable and re-enable the chassis as necessary.

  • Use the chassis disable command if you want to take all interfaces offline. If the switch was part of an Ethernet fabric, the fabric reconfigures.
  • Use the chassis enable command to bring the interfaces back online. All interfaces that were enabled before the chassis was disabled are expected to come back online. If the switch was part of an Ethernet fabric, it rejoins the fabric.
Disabling the chassis is a disruptive operation. Use the shutdown command to disable or enable a few selected interfaces only. Refer to the Network OS Command Reference for more information on this command.