Switch Refresh Utility Overview
The Switch Refresh Utility feature helps ease migration of old switch models to newer switch models with minimal change in Cisco Emergency Responder. This feature allows you to save the old switch model configuration details which can be uploaded to your new switch configuration after discovery of the new switch.
As part of this feature, the following functionalities are introduced:
Save Switch Config—The Save Switch Port Configuration page allows you to select and save the switch configuration details of an older switch in a CSV data file in your Cisco Emergency Responder system. You may download, review, and modify the csv file if needed.
Upload Switch Config—The Upload Switch Configuration page allows you to upload the saved switch CSV file to the new switch after it is physically replaced and discovered in Cisco Emergency Responder.
The functionality of Save Switch Config or Upload Switch Config is mainly for scenario of switch refresh where the IP address of the old switch and the new switch is the same. If the IP address of the new switch is different, you should perform an export switch functionality on the Switch Port Page. The Save Switch Config data may include the assigned ERL Name, Switch IP Address, IfName, Location, Port Name, Switch HostName, Port Identifier, and Port Description details.
For more information on Save Switch Config and Upload Switch Config configuration pages, see Save Switch Port Configuration and Upload Switch Port Configuration. You can also view details of all the saved CSV data files in the File Management Utility page.
We recommend that you replace minimal number of switches at a time using the switch refresh utility method. If you have a large network, you can replace up to 50 switches at a time.