Remove old 6500 config

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Sep 5th, 2007
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Can someone please tell me how to remove some old config from a 6500 switch. We used to have a module in slot 8 of our 6509 and we no longer have this configuration. The interfaces still show up in the config as:

interface gig8/1

no ip address


This module is removed and does not show up when I do a show module. How do I remove this from the config all together? Thanks in advance!

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szahid Wed, 09/05/2007 - 12:34
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Use the following command.

6509-4A(config)#module ?

6509-4A(config)#module clear-config

You may have to insert and remove the module from the slot for the above command to take effect.



wackerk24 Thu, 09/13/2007 - 07:47
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I tried using this command but it did not work. I just got a new 6506 in and fired it up with the 6724 card in slot 1 and the switch built the interfaces like it should. Once it was up and running I moved the 6724 card to slot 2 and it built the interfaces like it should. I then ran the above command 6506(config)#module clear-config but the gig1/1 - 24 interfaces are still showing in the running config. Any idea how I remove this config without reloading the switch?

don.click1 Thu, 07/10/2008 - 08:39
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did you ever get a workable fix (short of rebooting the switch)?

we just moved a blade as well, and the old config for the blade is still listed.

dreardon Fri, 07/11/2008 - 16:57
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I have seen similar cases where this can happen if the module is removed

before "module clear-config" is set AFTER the module is already pulled

from the chassis. Since you have already configured "module

clear-config", can you put the original module back into the chassis, wait for it

to come up completely, then remove it? This should do the trick.


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