Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Replacing a node in a logical chassis cluster

If a node in a logical chassis cluster becomes damaged and no longer be used, a similar node with identical capabilities can be used in its place.

The new node must use the same RBridge ID of the node that is being replaced. When the new node is detected, it joins the cluster as a previously known node instead of being considered a new node.

To replace a node that has an RBridge ID of 3 and then enter the WWN of the new node, follow the steps shown in the following example:

  1. Add the new switch hardware to the network and connect all data cables.
  2. Power on the replacement hardware and add the switch to the network as a standalone switch.
  3. Run the following command on the principal switch:
    switch# vcs replace rbridge-id 3
    Enter the WWN of the new replacement switch: 11:22:33:44:55:66:77:81
  4. Assign the RBridge ID of 3 to the new node by running the following command on the new node:
    switch# vcs rbridge-id 3