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Cisco CSS 11500 Series Content Services Switches

Manually Synchronizing CSS 11500 Redundant Configurations

Document ID: 12632

Updated: Dec 27, 2007

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Introduction

This document provides information on how to synchronize/edit the master switch's configuration in order to place the edited version on the backup Cisco Content Services Switch (CSS). This method prevents you from having to configure the backup CSS from scratch.

Note: This documentation is only geared for redundant box-to-box (master/backup) configurations. This documentation assumes the master CSS is already configured, and the backup CSS is not yet configured.

Before You Begin

Conventions

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Prerequisites

There are no specific prerequisites for this document.

Components Used

The information in this document is based on the software and hardware versions below.

  • Cisco CSS 11500 series content services switches

  • Cisco WebNS Software Release 3.02 and later

The information presented in this document was created from devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If you are working in a live network, ensure that you understand the potential impact of any command before using it.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Since the master CSS is configured, the first step is to obtain the running configuration. From the switch, issue the following command:

    CS100# save_config
    Working..(\) archive startup-config
  2. Verify that the file is saved under the Archive directory.

    CS100# show archive
    startup-config MAY 16 14:34:28 162
  3. From your PC, use FTP to go into the master CSS to access the startup-config file located under the Archive directory.

    C:\j>ftp 10.9.1.2
    Connected to 10.9.1.2.
    >220 ArrowPoint (5.3.1) FTP server ready
    User (10.9.1.2:(none)): admin
    331 Password required
    Password:
    230 User logged in
    ftp> bin
    200 Type set to I, binary mode
    ftp> hash
    Hash mark printing On (2048 bytes/hash mark).
    ftp> cd archive
    250 Changed directory to "/archive"
    ftp> get startup-config
    200 Port set okay
    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection
    226 Transfer complete
    162 bytes received in 0.06 seconds (2.70 Kbytes/sec)
  4. Open the startup-config file in Notepad and modify the configuration to reflect the backup’s configuration (usually just the default route and the IP address of the redundancy-protocol VLAN need to be changed/modified).

  5. Save the edited configuration as startup-config.

  6. The configuration is now modified, and you can now push the configuration onto the backup CSS. Using a cross-over cable, use FTP to go into the management port of the backup CSS.

    C:\j>ftp 1.1.1.1
    Connected to 1.1.1.1.
    220 ArrowPoint (5.3.1) FTP server ready
    User (1.1.1.1):(none)): admin
    331 Password required
    Password:
    230 User logged in
    ftp> bin
    200 Type set to I, binary mode
    ftp> hash
    Hash mark printing On (2048 bytes/hash mark).
    ftp> cd archive
    250 Changed directory to "/archive"
    ftp> put startup-config
    200 Port set okay
    150 Opening BINARY mode data connection
    226 Transfer complete
    162 bytes received in 0.06 seconds (2.70 Kbytes/sec)
  7. The redundant CSS (the backup) is ready to be rebooted and become synchronized with the master CSS.

Related Information

Updated: Dec 27, 2007
Document ID: 12632