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Config Files

Hi just looking for a little clarification

We use a mix of SF300 SG300 Non PoE & PoE [including MP & MPP], we also have a couple of SG500s Non PoE & PoE

What is the best practise for loading config files on these switches - and are the config files cross compatible - how does this affect different feature sets on different models?

We have so far made this a manual process and only used config files to replicate when the model type is identical, but we are about to flatten the switches for a new network design and would like to know any tricks to speed up this process with our numerous models within the 300/500 series. 

p.s are there any other good recommended tools for unified management or mass switch management other than the cisco findIT utility?



Hi Line, Unfortunately there

Hi Line,


Unfortunately there is not a great way to push config files unless you use something like the Secure Copy features. The SX300 and SX500 config files do interoperate, HOWEVER the port syntax is different so the port configurations would not load the same.


The command structure of each model is identical, it's just the port structure is not.

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Thanks for the response. Are

Thanks for the response. Are you saying that the config files will be OK within the same series eg sx300? So for example will it be OK for a sg300-10mp to work on an sf300-10 non PoE? How about to a sf300-24p?

Hi lineup, the switch itself

Hi lineup, the switch itself doesn't matter, the only thing matters are the port types. So if you have SF switch and want to use config from SG switch, you should use a text editor and modify ports with replace all to facilities SF instead of SG and vice versa.

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