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07 Oct 16 Brocade 6450 switching to Routing Code

Brocade 6450 switching to routing Code

So recently I had to work on a Brocade 6450 Switch. I needed to create SVI’s on the switch but I was not able to do that with a switch right out of the box. Reason is because by default it uses the “switching code”, when you do “show ver” you will see “S” in the code. But you can do “show flash” and you will see a secondary flash code with “R” in there. That is the code that allows you to make it a L3 switch. Here is what I did to make it a L3 switch:

conf t
!
boot system flash secondary
wr mem
##### Verify ######
show boot (Make sure secondary is default)
###################
reload

Once the switch comes back up now you it was in L3 mode and I was able to create SVI’s. This was done on a switch with no configuration on it. If someone decides to do it on a production switch make sure you back up your configuration and keep in mind that this process will cause down time.

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