I am new to the community and I work for a 3rd party IT support company. I have been directed to the community support site by a cisco TAC engineer. I would like to know what recommendations Cisco would make for servicing/cleaning a core switch that has sustained some dust debris from work in the server room. I don't have the details for the model at the moment so I am not looking for specific instructions to service the unit but simply recommendations for cleaning out the dust without causing any possible further damage.
Thanks in advance
This is a great topic.
You need to find out the network topology and what features the switch is actually performing today.
I will put a non exhaustive list here:
-Remove VLANs that are no longer in use
-Remove configured ports / etherchannels that are no longer in use
-Is your switch also performing layer 3 or other feature sets?
In this case you can probably eliminate obsolete access-lists, and other preconfigured features.
The configuration guides and CLI guide of the switches will provide you an explanation about the features and how to configure them. You can refer to them so you can understand what commands are related to watch feature. For example, use the index of the CLI or command reference guide and find the commands already configured, it will take you to the section with the configuration steps and the feature.
You can just search on cisco.com for configuration guide 3560 (and other models) and this will take you to the documentation.
There is also this link which is useful as well: