Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Configuration restoration

Restoring a configuration involves overwriting a given configuration file on the switch by downloading an archived backup copy from an external host or from an attached USB device.

A typical scenario for configuration restoration is:

All interfaces remain online. The following parameters are unaffected:

  • Interface management IP address
  • Software feature licenses installed on the switch
  • Virtual IP address
Configuration files that were created using Brocade Network OS 2.x should not be loaded onto a system running Brocade Network OS 3.x or later. The ACL and VLAN configuration information has changed in Brocade Network OS 3.x or later, and the affected lines of configuration are skipped when loading a Brocade Network OS 2.x configuration file.