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How to force reset of Virtual Connect Flex-10 module?

chuckk281
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How to force reset of Virtual Connect Flex-10 module?

Robert wanted to reset the VC Flex-10 modules for a customer:

 

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Question:  How do you reset the configuration of a Flex-10 module if you cannot access it from the GUI or SSH?

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Lee jumped into the problem:

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Team,

                I asked the customer the remove both modules and only replace the bay 1 module until the VCM comes up, then plug in the bay 2 module.  I’ve never tried it, but I’ll assume it works that way.

 

The real question is this:  What if the customer can’t remove the modules in a situation like this, i.e. no DC access.  Is there a way to force the module in bay 1 to take over Primary?  Is there some undocumented feature that can force a module to be primary if both are showing secondary?

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Greg got involved:

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Via the OA you can either poweroff or reset any interconnect or device bay

 

Affecting this on VC2 would force the VC1 to become primary.

 

Note:  You need to be VERY confident that the hosted OS loads are well connected as far as network paths are concerned, ie. teamed via both VC1 and VC2

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To which Cullen remarked:

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Based on my experience, it can take quite a long time (more than 15 minutes) for a module to become VCM primary when you power down the other module.

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Any other input here? Let us know.