Changing the switch name and chassis name

Changing the switch and chassis names are important for accurate tracking of errors in the RASlog. The messages that appear in the log will be labelled with the switch or chassis name, which makes tracking the errors much easier. Choose an easily understandable and meaningful name for each.

Perform the following steps to change the chassis name and then the switch name.

  1. Log on to the switch through Telnet, using the admin account.
  2. Change the chassis name by using the chassisName command.
    switch:admin> chassisname my7800chassis
    switch:admin> chassisname
  3. Change the switch name by using the switchName command.
    switch:admin> switchname my7800switch
    switch:admin> switchname