There is no separate command required on MDS switches for a graceful
shutdown of the MDS switches.
Disengage the power or down the power source feeding the MDS to
shutdown the switch.
The MDS has enough RAM memory and does not require any fschk when it
will power back UP unlike other vendor switches. The MDS is architected
As a prudence you can take these measures:
1) Halt I/O or gracefully shutdown the attached servers and hosts
2) After your servers have been halted, follow the shutdown procedures
for all attached storage devices
3) Other tips to keep in mind if you were running HP-UX or AIX onyour
servers. In this case, you would want to make sure that you have turned
domains and persistent FCIDs prior to powering these servers down (this
would insure that hosts and associated storage come back up with the
same domains and FCIDs.
4) Save your switch configuration by doing "copy run start" as well as
save your configuration externally to a FTP/TFTP server in case you need
to restore that back.
After all devices have been shutdown/quiesced, it is okay to simply
power off the MDS switches.
Topology & Design:
Two ACI fabrics
Stretching VLANs using OTV
Both fabrics are advertising BD subnets into same routing domain
Some BDs(or say VLANs) are stretched, but some are not.
Endpoints can move betwee...
VMware Trunk Port Group is supported from ACI version 2.1
VMM integration must be configured properly
ASA device package must be uploaded to APIC
ASAv version must be compatible with ACI and device package version
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