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How to clear configuration on a Cisco interconnect switch while retaining remote connectivity

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
    • Non-MetroCluster
  • Cisco Nexus 3132Q-V
  • Cisco Nexus 3232C
  • Cisco Nexus N9K-C9336C-FX2
  • Cisco Nexus 92300YC
  • NX-OS
  • Cluster interconnect switch


  • While installing a Reference Configuration File (RCF) on a Cisco cluster interconnect Ethernet switch, it might be required to have the existing configuration wiped
  • The process to install/upgrade a RCF is specific to each switch model, as documented in AFF and FAS Switch Documentation
  • Cisco documentation outlines the write erase command and this process ensures there is a reachable management IP address after the write erase and reload are executed






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