CONFIGURATION BACKUP PROCEDURE FOR QLOGIC SANBOX 5802 FC SWITCH

STEPS TO CREATE AND DOWNLOAD CONFIGURATION FILE BACKING UP ON QLOGIC SANBOX 5802 FC SWITCH

 

Creating the Backup File on Qlogic SANbox switch

Step to Login into Qlogic SANbox switch-:

  1. Open Putty
  2. Telnet Qlogic SANbox switch IP

 

Use Username and Password successful login into Qlogic SANbox switch

switch login:
Password:

  Establishing connection…   Please wait.

       *****************************************************
      
               Command Line Interface SHell  (CLISH)                   
                                                                                                            
       *****************************************************

       SystemDescription   SANbox 5802 FC Switch
       HostName            <undefined>
       EthIPv4NetworkAddr  10.1.1.100
       EthIPv6NetworkAddr  fe80::2c0:ddff:fe19:94dc
       MACAddress          00:c0:dd:19:94:dc
       WorldWideName       10:00:00:c0:dd:19:94:dc
       SerialNumber        1045H00136
       SymbolicName        SANbox
       ActiveSWVersion     V8.0.13.16.0
       ActiveTimestamp     Thu Apr 11 19:50:01 2013
       POSTStatus          Passed
       LicensedPorts       24
       SwitchMode          Full Fabric

  [1][Fri Dec 27 05:35:45.784 EST 2013][A][2000.0002][Pwr1 failure –  ALARM SET]
  [2][Mon Aug 11 17:25:34.187 EDT 2014][A][2001.0002][Pwr1 OK – ALARM CLEARED]
  [3][Mon Feb 08 13:04:50.880 EST 2016][A][2000.0002][Pwr1 failure –  ALARM SET]
  [4][Mon Feb 08 13:09:04.302 EST 2016][A][2001.0002][Pwr1 OK – ALARM CLEARED]

 

Warning:  Your user account password has not been changed
It is strongly recommended that you do so before proceeding

SANbox #>
SANbox #> config backup

The Configuration Backup command creates a configuration backup file on the Qlogic SANbox switch, named configdata.

 

The configdata file contains the following switch configuration as below-:

  • Switch configurations including ports, switch, port threshold alarm and zoning configurations.
  • SNMP and network information defined with the Set Setup command.
  • Zoning database includes all zone sets, zones, and aliases.
  • Security database except the group primary and secondary secrets.
  • Call Home database and Call Home service configuration.

NOTE:

Configuration backup files are deleted from the Qlogic SANbox switch during a power cycle
or switch reset.

How to Take Configuration backup and Downloading the Configuration File.

  • Open command prompt window (CLI) on your System
  • C:\Users\tech_musa>
  • To download the configdata file, open an FTP session on the Qlogic SANbox switch
  • C:\Users\tech_musa>ftp <SANbox switch IP address>   
  • Login with the account – Username images and password images.

 

Transfer the file in binary mode with the Get command as shown in the following example:

Command Syntex-:

ftp> ip_address
user:images
password: images
ftp>bin
ftp>get configdata
xxxxx bytes sent in xx secs.
ftp>quit

See, How it works

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.

C:\Users\tech_musa>ftp 10.1.1.100
Connected to 10.1.1.100.
220 (vsFTPd 2.0.5)
User (10.1.1.100:(none)): images
331 Please specify the password.
Password:
230 Login successful.
ftp> get configdata
200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV.
150 Opening BINARY mode data connection for configdata (146613 bytes).
226 File send OK.
ftp: 146613 bytes received in 0.01Seconds 9774.20Kbytes/sec.
ftp>

 

Now, Configdata file successfuly downloaded under user profile located in C:\Users\

You should rename the configdata file on your workstation with the switch name
and date, for example, config_switch_21_17_2017

 

Conclusion -:

This article describes how to create and download successfully backup of QLOGIC SANBOX 5802 FC SWITCH. Follow the above steps and Backing up configuration is useful to protect your work.

 

Author: Ronnie Singh

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