Installing the Reference Configuration File (RCF)

You can install the RCF after setting up the Broadcom-supported BES-53248 cluster switch for the first time and after the new license or licenses have been applied.

Steps

  1. Connect the cluster switch to the management network.
  2. Use the ping command to verify connectivity to the server hosting EFOS, licenses, and the RCF.
    If connectivity is an issue, use an nonrouted network and configure the service port using IP address 192.168.x or 172.19.x. You can reconfigure the service port to the production management IP address later.
    Example
    This example verifies that the switch is connected to the server at IP address 172.19.2.1:
    (cs2) # ping 172.19.2.1
    Pinging 172.19.2.1 with 0 bytes of data:
    
    Reply From 172.19.2.1: icmp_seq = 0. time= 5910 usec.
  3. Install the RCF on the BES-53248 switch using the copy command.
    Example
    (cs2) # copy sftp://root@172.19.2.1//tmp/BES-53248_RCFv1.0.4.txt
    Remote Password ********
    
    Mode........................................... SFTP  
    Set Server IP.................................. 172.19.2.1
    Path........................................... //tmp/
    Filename....................................... BES-53248_RCFv1.0.4.txt
    Data Type...................................... Config Script   
    Destination Filename........................... BES-53248_RCFv1.0.4.scr
    
    File with same name already exists.
    WARNING:Continuing with this command will overwrite the existing file.
    
    
    Management access will be blocked for the duration of the transfer
    Are you sure you want to start? (y/n) y
    
    
    Validating configuration script...
    [the script is now displayed line by line]
     
    Configuration script validated.
    File transfer operation completed successfully.
    
    
    Note: The .scr extension must be set as part of the file name before invoking the script. This extension is the extension for the EFOS operating system. The switch validates the script automatically when it is downloaded to the switch, and the output goes to the console.
  4. Verify that the script was downloaded and saved to the file name you gave it: script list
    Example
    (cs2) # script list
    
    Configuration Script Name     Size(Bytes)				Date of Modification
    ----------------------------- -------------- ---------------------
    BES-53248_RCF_v1.0.4.scr      771            2019 02 28 06:48:29
    
    1 configuration script(s) found.
    2047 Kbytes free. 
    
  5. Apply the script to the switch.

    The file BES-53248_RCD_v1.0.4.scr contains configuration information for a fully-loaded switch with all licenses installed. If your BES-53248 switch does not have any or all licenses installed, an error message is returned. You can safely ignore this error message.

    Note: If your BES-53248 switch does not have any license installed, you see an error message starting with:
    interface 0/17-0/24
    
    Unrecognized command : interface 0/17-0/24

    The following example shows the error message that is returned for a BES-53248 switch with one license installed.

    Example
    (cs2) # script apply BES-53248_RCF_v1.0.4.scr
    
    Are you sure you want to apply the configuration script? (y/n) y
    
    
    The system has unsaved changes.
    Would you like to save them now? (y/n) y
    [
    
    Config file 'startup-config' created successfully .
    Configuration Saved!
    [The script is now displayed line by line]...
    
    interface 0/25-0/32
    
    Unrecognized command : interface 0/25-0/32
    
    Error! in configuration script file at line number 77.
    CLI Command :: interface 0/25-0/32.
    Aborting script.
    Execution of configuration script 'BES-53248_RCF_v1.0.4.scr' could not be completed.
    
    WARNING:
     The running configuration may not be the desired configuration. You might want to reload the saved configuration.
  6. Verify the ports for an additional license after the RCF is applied: show port all
    Example
    (cs2) # show port all
    
                     Admin     Physical   Physical   Link   Link    LACP   Actor
    Intf      Type   Mode      Mode       Status     Status Trap    Mode   Timeout
    --------- ------ --------- ---------- ---------- ------ ------- ------ --------
    0/1              Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/2              Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/3              Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/4              Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/5              Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/6              Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/7              Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/8              Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/9              Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/10             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/11             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/12             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/13             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/14             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/15             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/16             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/17             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/18             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/19             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/20             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/21             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/22             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/23             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/24             Enable    Auto                  Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/53             Enable    100G Full             Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/54             Enable    100G Full             Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/55             Enable    100G Full             Down   Enable  Enable long
    0/56             Enable    100G Full             Down   Enable  Enable long
  7. Verify on the switch that your changes have been made: show running-config
    Example
    (cs2) # show running-config
  8. Save the running configuration so that it becomes the startup configuration when you reboot the switch: write memory
    Example
    (cs2) # write memory
    This operation may take a few minutes.
    Management interfaces will not be available during this time.
    
    Are you sure you want to save? (y/n) y
    
    Config file 'startup-config' created successfully.
    
    Configuration Saved!
    
  9. Reboot the switch and verify that the running configuration is correct: reload
    Example
    (cs2) # reload
    
    Are you sure you would like to reset the system? (y/n)y
    
    System will now restart!