VDX 6740 Fabric: ESC Error

How-to

Problem

When i was added an new node to an existing vcs fabric and checked the isl ports with “show fabric islports“, i seen at the new connected port the following error:

ESC distributed Config DB Conflict error

Solution

My mistake was, that i have preconfigured the new node with a ip adresse and some vlans. So the fabic detected an mismatch on the configurationdatabase. To fix this issue you need to set the new node to default config.

  1. Connect to the new node with serial port
  2. Unplug all isl ports on the new node
  3. overwrite the startup-config with “copy default-config startup-config
  4. reboot the node
  5. plug the islports on the node and your fabric will be formed with the new node
Oliver
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