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Steps To Replace Nexus 5596UP Chassis

I had 1 port become loose and the Gbic would stay snuggly in. I put in a TAC Case and was sent a replacement chassis. Now I need to transfer all modules and license to the new chassis during a maintaince window. I am trying to come up with a step by step plan (in order) of all that needs to be done. Below is my plan with questions in parenthesis. Could some review and see if I am on the right track and provide any relevent documentation.

Thanks to all in advance.

  1. Check software level and upgrade or downgrade as needed
  2. Rack mount new chassis
  3. Get all license from old chassis to transfer to new one. (Not sure of steps to do this. Any advise would be appreciated.)
  4. Get config of old chassis
  5. Power down old chassis
  6. Swap all module to same slots, as on old one
  7. Swap cables, from old chassis to new chassis, 1 for 1 to same ports
  8. Transfer "old-config" to new chassis
  9. Should now have full connectivity
  10. Remove old chassis from rack
  11. Return old chassis to Cisco
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Cisco Employee

Steps To Replace Nexus 5596UP Chassis

Hi,

You're approach for replacing a N5996UP chassis is definetly valid.

With regards to your question on the License transfer, you can transfer the license by using the Product License Registration Tool

https://tools.cisco.com/SWIFT/LicensingUI/Quickstart

Start the license wizard and a new .lic will be generated by the system.

Alternativly you can open a TAC case to rehost you license files.

Regards,

Kristof

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