Campus Switching and Routing

Occasional Contributor I

Enable VSF on production 5406R


I have a 5406R with v3 modules.
I would like to add another using VSF. My problem is that the current one is in production, and I am wondering if I can enable VSF on this one as member 1, without risking factory reset or faulty configuration?

And then add the new one as member 2 afterwards.

Aruba Employee

Re: Enable VSF on production 5406R



Enabling VSF on a 5406R chassis should not erase your configuration, or make any significant changes other than to update interface numbers to their VSF equivalents (e.g., A1, A2, A3 would become 1/A1, 1/A2, 1/A3, etc).  That said, I would always recommend making a backup of your switch configuration prior to enabling VSF (or making any other major configuration changes, for that matter). 


Be sure to review the VSF restrictions section of the Management and Configuration Guide (page 643) prior to enabling the feature on your switch.

Matthew Fern | Technical Marketing Engineer, Wired Intelligent Edge
Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company
Occasional Contributor I

Re: Enable VSF on production 5406R

Hi Mathew,


The config stayed intact, however, a reboot was required but that was handled within a very small service wondow.




Contributor II

Re: Enable VSF on production 5406R

Yeah, to enable VSF on first VSF Member, configuration save (physical interface(s) dedicated to VSF will be defaulted and placed in VSF Mode) and switch reboot are required (and so expected).

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