Renaming a Brocade FC switch

You might need to rename a Brocade FC switch to ensure consistent naming throughout your configuration.

Procedure

  1. Persistently disable the switch or switches in one fabric: switchcfgpersistentdisable
    The following example shows the output for the switchcfgpersistentdisable command:
    7840_FCIP_2:admin> switchcfgpersistentdisable
    Switch's persistent state set to 'disabled'
    2018/03/09-07:41:06, [ESM-2105], 146080, FID 128, INFO, 7840_FCIP_2, VE Tunnel 24 is DEGRADED.
    2018/03/09-07:41:06, [ESM-2104], 146081, FID 128, INFO, 7840_FCIP_2, VE Tunnel 24 is OFFLINE.
    
    7840_FCIP_2:admin>
  2. Rename the switch or switches: switchname new-switch-name
    If you are renaming both switches in the fabric, use the same command on each switch.
    The following example shows the output for the switchname new-switch-name command:
    7840_FCIP_2:admin> switchname FC_switch_1_B
    Committing configuration...
    Done.
    Switch name has been changed.Please re-login into the switch for the change to be applied.
    2018/03/09-07:41:20, [IPAD-1002], 146082, FID 128, INFO, FC_switch_1_B, Switch name has been successfully changed to FC_switch_1_B.
    7840_FCIP_2:admin>
  3. Reboot the switch or switches: reboot
    If you are renaming both switches in the fabric, reboot both switches. Once the reboot is complete, the switch is renamed in all places.
    The following example shows the output for the reboot command:
    7840_FCIP_2:admin> reboot
    Warning: This command would cause the switch to reboot
    and result in traffic disruption.
    Are you sure you want to reboot the switch [y/n]?y
    2018/03/09-07:42:08, [RAS-1007], 146083, CHASSIS, INFO, Brocade7840, System is about to reload.
    Rebooting! Fri Mar  9 07:42:11 CET 2018
    
    Broadcast message from root (ttyS0) Fri Mar  9 07:42:11 2018...
    
    The system is going down for reboot NOW !!
    INIT: Switching to runlevel: 6
    INIT:
    2018/03/09-07:50:48, [ESM-1013], 146104, FID 128, INFO, FC_switch_1_B, DP0 Configuration replay has completed.
    2018/03/09-07:50:48, [ESM-1011], 146105, FID 128, INFO, FC_switch_1_B, DP0 is ONLINE.
    
    *** CORE FILES WARNING (03/09/18 - 08:00:00 ) ***
    10248 KBytes in 1 file(s)
    use "supportsave" command to upload
    
    
    *** FFDC FILES WARNING (03/09/18 - 08:00:00 ) ***
    520 KBytes in 1 file(s)
  4. Persistently enable the switches: switchcfgpersistentenable
    The following example shows the output for the switchcfgpersistentenable command:
    FC_switch_1_B:admin> switchcfgpersistentenable
    Switch's persistent state set to 'enabled'
    FC_switch_1_B:admin>
    FC_switch_1_B:admin>
    FC_switch_1_B:admin> 2018/03/09-08:07:07, [ESM-2105], 146106, FID 128, INFO, FC_switch_1_B, VE Tunnel 24 is DEGRADED.
    2018/03/09-08:07:10, [ESM-2106], 146107, FID 128, INFO, FC_switch_1_B, VE Tunnel 24 is ONLINE.
    
    FC_switch_1_B:admin>
    
    
    FC_switch_1_B:admin> switchshow
    switchName:     FC_switch_1_B
    switchType:     148.0
    switchState:    Online
    switchMode:     Native
    switchRole:     Subordinate
    switchDomain:   6
    switchId:       fffc06
    switchWwn:      10:00:50:eb:1a:9a:a5:79
    zoning:         ON (CFG_FAB_2_RCF_9_3)
    switchBeacon:   OFF
    FC Router:      OFF
    FC Router BB Fabric ID: 128
    Address Mode:   0
    HIF Mode:       OFF
    
    Index Port Address  Media Speed   State       Proto
    ==================================================
       0   0   060000   id    16G     Online      FC  F-Port  50:0a:09:81:06:a5:5a:08
       1   1   060100   id    16G     Online      FC  F-Port  50:0a:09:83:06:a5:5a:08
  5. Verify that the switch name change is visible from the ONTAP cluster prompt: storage switch show
    The following example shows the output for the storage switch show command:
    cluster_A::*> storage switch show
      (storage switch show)
                          Symbolic                                Is        Monitor
    Switch                Name     Vendor  Model Switch WWN       Monitored Status
    --------------------- -------- ------- ----- ---------------- --------- -------
    Brocade_172.20.7.90
                          RTP-FC01-510Q40
                                   Brocade Brocade7840
                                                 1000c4f57c904bc8 true      ok
    Brocade_172.20.7.91
                          RTP-FC02-510Q40
                                   Brocade Brocade7840
                                                 100050eb1a9aa579 true      ok
    Brocade_172.20.7.92