Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Managing configurations in Brocade VCS Fabric mode

With the exception of a few parameters, configuration changes you make to a single switch in a Brocade VCS Fabric are not automatically distributed. When configuring Ethernet fabric parameters and software features on multiple switches, you must configure each switch individually. To simplify the procedure, you can upload a configuration file from one switch and download it to the other switches in the fabric, provided the switches are of the same type.

The switches must be of the same model to share a configuration file. For example, downloading a configuration file from a Brocade VDX 6740-48 to a Brocade VDX 6740-64 or to a switch with a different firmware version may cause the switch to misapply the configuration and lead to unpredictable behavior.

To determine the switch type, issue the show system command. To map the switch type to the Brocade switch model name, refer to Switch types.

If you need to reset affected switches, restore the default configuration as described in Restoring the default configuration.