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How to remove the deprecated SNMP community string "netapp" from CN1610 cluster switches

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Applies to

  • CN1610 cluster switch
  • CN1601 cluster management switch

Description

The initial deployment of CN1610/CN1601 cluster switches using RCF (Reference Configuration File) version 1.0 configured an SNMP community string of "netapp". It was later decided that "netapp" was too weak and easy to guess so it has since been deprecated. Later RCF versions - 1.1 and later - use the community string "cshm1!" instead and do not use "netapp".

However, when the RCF is upgraded from v1.0 to v1.1 or later, the new community string "cshm1!" is added but the original (and now deprecated) community string "netapp" is not removed. Therefore the community string "netapp" should be removed manually when RCF v1.1 or later are being used.

Note1: This only affects switches that had RCF 1.0 installed originally. Switches initially installed with RCF 1.1 or later are not affected.

Note2: Changing the default community string may break the Cluster Switch Health Monitoring (CSHM).

 

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