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Edit Rack

You can change running racks while preserving many rack characteristics (such as leaf/server/link names and virtual network (VN) endpoints if labels have not changed). To edit a rack, you export its rack type to the global catalog with a unique name, update that rack type in the global catalog, then, in the blueprint, select the updated rack type to replace the one in the blueprint.

VN endpoints remain as long as the server and link labels between the old and new rack type are the same.


If it's not possible to retain VN endpoints, you must re-assign them. Review pending changes on the Uncommitted tab before committing. If you don't want to commit the changes, you can revert them.


If you don't need to retain rack details, we recommend that you delete the rack and add a replacement rack, instead of editing the rack.

Typically, a rack edit operation involves the following steps:

  1. Ensure that the global catalog or the blueprint includes a suitable rack type for replacement.
  2. From the blueprint, navigate to Staged > Physical > Racks and click the Edit button for the rack to edit (second of three buttons).
  3. From the New Rack Type drop-down list, select the required rack type.
  4. If you added new devices, assign device profiles and system IDs (serial numbers) to them.

    This action is service-impacting since it requires a full config push.

  5. You have the option of reviewing the Incremental Config to see the changes that will be pushed to the device(s). If devices were assigned, a full config push is performed.
  6. Commit the changes to the blueprint to push all required configuration changes to the devices in the modified rack.