Renaming a Cisco IP switch

You might need to rename a Cisco IP switch to provide consistent naming throughout your configuration.

About this task

In the examples in this task, the switch name is changed from myswitch to IP_switch_A_1.

Procedure

  1. Enter global configuration mode: configure terminal
    The following example shows the configuration mode prompt. Both prompts show the switch name of myswitch.
    myswitch# configure terminal
    myswitch(config)#
  2. Rename the switch: switchname new-switch-name
    If you are renaming both switches in the fabric, use the same command on each switch.
    The CLI prompt changes to reflect the new name:
    myswitch(config)# switchname IP_switch_A_1
    IP_switch_A_1(config)#
  3. Exit configuration mode: exit
    The top-level switch prompt is displayed:
    IP_switch_A_1(config)# exit
    IP_switch_A_1#
  4. Copy the current running configuration to the startup configuration file: copy running-config startup-config
  5. Verify that the switch name change is visible from the ONTAP cluster prompt.
    Note that the new switch name is shown, and the old switch name (myswitch) does not appear.
    1. Enter advanced privilege mode, pressing y when prompted: set -privilege advanced
    2. Display the attached devices: network device-discovery show
    3. Return to admin privilege mode: set -privilege admin
    The following example shows that the switch appears with the new name, IP_switch_A_1:
    cluster_A::storage show> set advanced 
    
    Warning: These advanced commands are potentially dangerous; use them only when directed to do so by NetApp personnel.
    Do you want to continue? {y|n}: y
    
    cluster_A::storage show*> network device-discovery show
    Node/       Local  Discovered
    Protocol    Port   Device                    Interface         Platform
    ----------- ------ ------------------------- ----------------  ----------------
    node_A_2/cdp
                e0M    LF01-410J53.mycompany.com(SAL18516DZY)
                                                 Ethernet125/1/28  N9K-C9372PX
                e1a    IP_switch_A_1(FOC21211RBU)
                                                 Ethernet1/2       N3K-C3232C
                e1b    IP_switch_A_1(FOC21211RBU)
                                                 Ethernet1/10      N3K-C3232C
    .
    .
    .                                             Ethernet1/18      N9K-C9372PX
    node_A_1/cdp
                e0M    LF01-410J53.mycompany.com(SAL18516DZY)
                                                 Ethernet125/1/26  N9K-C9372PX
                e0a    IP_switch_A_2(FOC21211RB5)
                                                 Ethernet1/1       N3K-C3232C
                e0b    IP_switch_A_2(FOC21211RB5)
                                                 Ethernet1/9       N3K-C3232C
                e1a    IP_switch_A_1(FOC21211RBU)
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