Removing an EX4200, EX4500, or EX4550 Switch From a Mixed Virtual Chassis (CLI Procedure)

 

This topic explains how to remove a switch from a mixed Virtual Chassis. It also explains how to reconfigure the Virtual Chassis in cases in which you are removing the switches to convert a mixed Virtual Chassis into an EX4200 Virtual Chassis, an EX4500 Virtual Chassis, or an EX4550 Virtual Chassis.

If you want to replace a member switch of a Virtual Chassis that only contains the same type of member switches, see Removing or Replacing a Member Switch of a Virtual Chassis Configuration.

To remove a switch from a mixed Virtual Chassis:

  1. Power off and disconnect the member switch that is being removed from the Virtual Chassis.
  2. If the Virtual Chassis configuration was preprovisioned, remove the switch from the preprovisioned configuration. See Removing or Replacing a Member Switch of a Virtual Chassis Configuration. If the Virtual Chassis was nonprovisioned, change the mastership-priority values of each member switch as needed to reconfigure the Virtual Chassis roles. See Configuring Mastership of a Virtual Chassis.
  3. Note

    You only have to set mixed mode when configuring an EX4200 switch into a Virtual Chassis that has EX4500 or EX4550 switches. You, therefore, do not have to have this setting unless an EX4200 switch is in your Virtual Chassis.

    If you are removing the last EX4200 switch from a mixed Virtual Chassis, disable mixed Virtual Chassis mode for all of the switches in the Virtual Chassis:
    user@switch> request virtual-chassis mode mixed disable all-members

    Reboot all member switching the Virtual Chassis to complete this step:

    user@switch> request system reboot all-members
  4. If you want to place the removed switch back onto the network as a standalone switch, disable mixed Virtual Chassis mode on the switch:
    user@switch> request virtual-chassis mode mixed disable
  5. (EX4500 switch only) Set the PIC mode on the removed switch to intraconnect:
    user@switch> request chassis pic-mode intraconnect

    You only need to perform this step if you want to put the EX4500 switch back onto the network as a standalone switch.

  6. Reboot the standalone switch so the new settings can take effect.