Removing Bridge Port Extenders from Rings

You can permanently remove bridge port extenders (BPEs) from existing Extended Edge Switching rings.

To remove a BPE:

  1. Disconnect both connections for the BPE. The ring enters the severed state.
  2. Connect the two disconnected ports together. The ring does not re-form at this time.
  3. Unconfigure the removed BPEs from the topology using the procedure in Removing Bridge Port Extenders from Slot Assignments.
    Configuring a new VPEX port/slot in a ring destroys the ring, and changes the configured cascades that formed it. For the new cascades, one ends where the new slot/BPE was added and the other ends at the next BPE that is connected to the cascade with the new slot/BPE.