Downloading and installing the Broadcom RCF files

You must download and install the switch RCF file to each switch in the MetroCluster IP configuration.

Before you begin

This task requires file transfer software, such as FTP, TFTP, SFTP, or SCP, to copy the files to the switches.

About this task

These steps must be repeated on each of the IP switches in the MetroCluster IP configuration.

There are four RCF files, one for each of the four switches in the MetroCluster IP configuration. You must use the correct RCF files for the switch model you are using.

Switch RCF file
IP_switch_A_1 BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-A1.txt
IP_switch_A_2 BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-A2.txt
IP_switch_B_1 BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-B1.txt
IP_switch_B_2 BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-B2.txt

Procedure

  1. Download the MetroCluster IP RCF files for the Broadcom switch.
  2. Copy the RCF files to the switches:
    1. Copy the RCF files to the first switch: copy sftp://user@FTP-server-IP-address/RcfFiles/switch-specific-RCF nvram:script BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-A1.txt nvram:script BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-A1.scr

      In this example, the BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-A1.txt RCF file is copied from the SFTP server at 50.50.50.50 to the local bootflash. You need to use the IP address of your TFTP/SFTP server and the file name of the RCF file that you need to install.

      (IP_switch_A_1) #copy sftp://user@50.50.50.50/RcfFiles/BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-A1.txt nvram:script BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-A1.scr
      
      Remote Password:*************
      
      Mode........................................... SFTP
      Set Server IP.................................. 50.50.50.50
      Path........................................... /RcfFiles/
      Filename....................................... BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-A1.txt
      Data Type...................................... Config Script
      Destination Filename........................... BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-A1.scr
      
      Management access will be blocked for the duration of the transfer
      Are you sure you want to start? (y/n) y
      
      File transfer in progress. Management access will be blocked for the duration of the transfer. Please wait...
      File transfer operation completed successfully.
      
      
      Validating configuration script...
      
      config
      
      set clibanner "********************************************************************************
      
      * NetApp Reference Configuration File (RCF)
      
      *
      
      * Switch    : BES-53248
      
      
      ...
      The downloaded RCF is validated. Some output is being logged here.
      ...
      
      
      Configuration script validated.
      File transfer operation completed successfully.
      
      (IP_switch_A_1) #
    2. Verify that the RCF file is saved as a script: script list
      (IP_switch_A_1) #script list
      
      Configuration Script Name        Size(Bytes)  Date of Modification
      -------------------------------  -----------  --------------------
      BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-A1.scr             852   2019 01 29 18:41:25
      
      1 configuration script(s) found.
      2046 Kbytes free.
      (IP_switch_A_1) #
    3. Apply the RCF script: script apply BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-A1.scr
      (IP_switch_A_1) #script apply BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-A1.scr
      
      Are you sure you want to apply the configuration script? (y/n) y
      
      
      config
      
      set clibanner "********************************************************************************
      
      * NetApp Reference Configuration File (RCF)
      
      *
      
      * Switch    : BES-53248
      
      ...
      The downloaded RCF is validated. Some output is being logged here.
      ...
      
      Configuration script 'BES-53248_v1.32_Switch-A1.scr' applied.
      
      (IP_switch_A_1) #
      
    4. Save the configuration: write memory
      (IP_switch_A_1) #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
      
      
      Configuration Saved!
      
      (IP_switch_A_1) #
      
    5. Reboot the switch: reload
      (IP_switch_A_1) #reload
      
      Are you sure you would like to reset the system? (y/n) y
    6. Repeat the previous steps for each of the other three switches, being sure to copy the matching RCF file to the corresponding switch.
  3. Reload the switch: reload
    IP_switch_A_1# reload
  4. Repeat the previous steps on the other three switches in the MetroCluster IP configuration.