Ethernet Routing Switch 8000: Power Outage / Shutdown Procedure


Doc ID:    ADMN111449
Version:    7.0
Status:    Published
Published date:    08 Mar 2013
Updated:    21 Aug 2014
Author:   
arumikje
 

Body

 

If a power outage is anticipated, the following backups are recommended so that we are equipped to handle any issues that may arise due to the outage.
 
       1. Determine the configuration file names by using the following commands:
                If using CLI:
                                show boot choice primary
                If using ACLI:
                                show boot config choice
 
       2. Save configuration and boot files on ERS 8000
                                save config
                                save bootconfig
 
If the system has Dual CPU and SavetoStandby flag is true, then you do not need to save the files to the Secondary CPU. However, if the flag is false, (assuming the files in use are the default file names), use the following command to save a copy to the secondary cpu:
 
                                save config standby config.cfg
                                save bootconfig standby boot.cfg
 
       3. Backup your runtime configuration and boot configuration to a safe place:
(For dual cpu with SavetoStandby feature enabled, you only need to back up the files from the Master; If SavetoStandby is not enabled, then backup for both Master and Secondary SF/CPUs).
 
Save a copy to pcmcia card and have a copy on an external storage:
                  a.    Copying to pcmcia card
                       Use the copy command: copy <filename> <filename>
                             eg:
                             copy /flash/boot.cfg /pcmcia/boot_backup.cfg
                             copy /flash/config.cfg /pcmcia/config_backup.cfg
 
                  b.    Copying files using a Tftp server (ensure that the tftp server is operating)
                              copy <tftp IP address>:<filename> /<location>/
                              eg:
                              copy /flash/config.cfg <tftpipaddress>:config_backup.cfg
                              copy /flash/boot.cfg <tftpipaddress>:boot_backup.cfg
 
 
 
       4.    Backup hidden files onto an external storage as well:
The following hidden files can be present on the SF/CPU flash memory of an Ethernet Routing Switch 8800/8600. The files present on the flash depend on the hardware and software configuration present on the switch.
                              • ospf_md5key.txt
                              • shadov.txt
                              • snmp_usm.txt
                              • snmp_comm.txt
                              • passvord.txt
 
Note: to unhide the files use the following command as these files will be hidden:
                                attrib /flash/shadov.txt "-h"
 
 
to hide the files again use the attribute "+h" command 
                                attrib /flash/shadov.txt "+h"
 
 5.    It is also recommended to keep a set of reference data from the ERS 8600/8800 :
Use show commands to generate data to determine if the system was restored successfully after the outage. After the outage, the switch and network should operate as they did before. It is recommends that you keep track of important parameters and ensure that they are unchanged. The following procedure gives examples of how to generate reference data.Choose the parameters that are most important to your network.
 
Steps if using CLI:
 1. Determine the number of routes in the routing table:
show ip route info
Record the number of routes.
2. Determine Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) information:
show ip arp info
3. Determine Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) parameters; note the total number of
routes:
show ip bgp summary
4. Determine the total number of Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) groups:
show ip igmp group
5. Determine the total number of multicast routes:
show ip mroute interface
show ip mroute route
6. Determine Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) parameters:
show ip ospf show-all
7. Use the following command to view other IP show commands that you can use:
show ip ?
 
Steps if using ACLI:
 1. Determine the number of routes in the routing table:
show ip route
Record the number of routes.
2. Determine Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) information:
show ip arp
3. Determine Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) parameters; note the total number of
routes:
show ip bgp summary
4. Determine the total number of Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) groups:
show ip igmp group
5. Determine the total number of multicast routes:
show ip mroute interface
show ip mroute route
6. Determine Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) parameters:
show ip ospf
show ip ospf neighbors
7. Use the following command to view other IP show commands that you can use:
show ip ?
 
 
If you need further assistance, please contact Avaya Support.

Please rate this article

Avaya -- Proprietary. Use pursuant to the terms of your signed agreement or Avaya policy