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Remove Device

After installing agents on devices and acknowledging them, they are managed by Apstra software and can be assigned to blueprints. You can unassign devices from blueprints and remove them from Apstra management, as needed. See below for details.

Remove Device from Blueprint

  1. Remove the device assignment from the blueprint.
  2. Commit the change to remove the assignment. The device has been disassociated from the blueprint. It is still managed by Apstra and it is ready and available to be assigned to the same blueprint or another one.

Remove Device from Apstra Management

Devices that are no longer managed by Apstra are disconnected from the Apstra server and removed from the Apstra database. For successful device removal, follow the steps in the order listed

  1. Remove the device assignment from the blueprint (if it had been previously assigned).
  2. Commit the change to remove the device assignment from the blueprint, as applicable.
  3. Set the admin state of the device to DECOMM.
  4. Uninstall the device agent.
  5. Delete the device agent.
  6. Delete the device system from the managed devices list.

    If you are decommissioning a faulty device and replacing it with another one for RMA using the same management IP address, make sure that the original device has been decommissioned before the new device is assigned, as each device is expected to have a unique management IP address.

Replace Device

If you are removing a device that will be replaced, follow the steps above for removing a device from Apstra management, then follow the steps for adding a device.