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PnP device reset

Hi there,

During some test deplyments I noticed some odd behaviour of the 'reset' button which can be used on devices listed under projects.

With one project some switches were failing during the image deployment, the device would transition into an 'Error' state. Selecting the device and clicking the reset button would reload the device and it would start the PnP sequence again. This is the behaviour I would expect.

OK, so still using the same project, I notice that there is a peice of config missing from the configration files I am using. I upload the new configuration files, select a device which is in the 'Provisioned' state, click reset, APIC-EM lists it as 'Pending', but the switch is never reloaded. This is not the behaviour I expect. I have to manually log onto the device and issue a reload command.

This the above behaviour by design, a failsafe against reloading devices considered in production?

cheers,

Seb.

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Re: PnP device reset

Hi Seb,

that is the designed behaviour.

The reason is that the deployed device is in production, so it is assumed you will have access to it if it needs to be reset.

Error devices will likely not have a config on them, so you have no external way of connecting to them apart from the console.  The agent on the device will reset as instructed by the controller when you reset the rule.

That way the PnP process can begin again.

Adam

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Cisco Employee

Re: PnP device reset

Hi Seb,

that is the designed behaviour.

The reason is that the deployed device is in production, so it is assumed you will have access to it if it needs to be reset.

Error devices will likely not have a config on them, so you have no external way of connecting to them apart from the console.  The agent on the device will reset as instructed by the controller when you reset the rule.

That way the PnP process can begin again.

Adam

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