Replacing a Node with a Different Switch Type



For an easier, automatic way to add/replace a node, see Automatically Adding or Replacing Nodes in a Stack.
When you replace a node with a different switch type, you cannot continue to use the same stack configuration. The slot configuration for the replaced node must change to reflect the new switch type.


If you are replacing a node with the same switch type, you can continue to use the existing stack configuration. For more information, see Replacing a Node with the Same Switch Type.

To replace a node with a different switch type, follow these steps:

  1. Use the show switch, show licenses, and show stacking configuration commands to display configuration information for the node to be replaced.
    Note the following about the node you are replacing:
    • ExtremeXOS software version
    • Partition on which the switch is booted
    • Effective license level for the stack
    • Slot number
    • Master-capable feature configuration
    • Node priority
    • Alternate gateway IP address
  2. Enter the unconfigure slot slot command to remove the configuration for the node to be replaced.
    All configuration parameters (except for the related node's NVRAM-based configurations such as stacking parameters, image to be used, and failsafe account) for the slot are erased.
  3. Remove the stacking cables from the node that is being replaced.
  4. Add the new node to the stack following the procedure in Manually Adding Nodes to a Stack.