Applying a new configuration

You can apply a new BOFM configuration from the main Open Fabric Manager page on the AMM Web interface.

  1. Login to the AMM Web interface.
  2. In the left pane, under Blade Tasks, select Open Fabric Manager. The Open Fabric Manager Configuration Management page opens in the right pane.
  3. Select Apply a Configuration. The Apply a Configuration page opens in the right pane.
  4. Click Browse to locate the configuration file you want to apply.
  5. You can click Advanced Options to override checks that protect against address duplication.
    1. If you select Ignore duplicate virtual addresses in the configuration file under Advanced Options, the AMM does not check for address duplication.
    2. If you select Force the configuration to be applied to powered on blades under Advanced Options, the AMM does not check the power state of the blades.
      Note: In general, you should not change the BOFM configuration while the blade is powered on. Changing the BOFM configuration while the blade is powered on can lead to duplicate addresses, and unexpected results.
    3. If you select Continue on error under Advanced Options, the AMM continues on most errors. Ignoring some of these errors may lead to address duplication. For example if the AMM is unable to connect to one of the chassis it continues even though that chassis might be using an address that is now assigned to a different chassis.
  6. After you locate your configuration file and select advanced options, click OK. The AMM prepares to apply the new BOFM configuration and any errors that occur during this process are reported.
    Note: If the new configuration is identical to the current configuration, then a No Configuration Change page displays.

    Before applying the configuration, the AMM displays the Basic BOFM changes. There is a single line displayed for each chassis that has changes. If the Basic BOFM configuration for a given slot is changed, the corresponding cell in the table contains an icon, otherwise the cell is blank. If Basic BOFM is enabled for that slot, the icon is blue. If Basic BOFM is disabled for that slot, the icon is gray.

  7. If you approve the changes, click Continue.
The AMM applies the BOFM configuration. As described in Avoiding address duplication, the first phase is to disable the BOFM configuration for all the slots that are about to be reconfigured. The next phase is to apply the new configuration for all of the slots. Finally, Basic BOFM is re-enabled on the appropriate slots. When the process completes, The configuration file was applied successfully page displays in the right pane of the AMM Web interface.