Managing storage - Cisco MDS switches Child TopicsBest practices for configuring Cisco MDS switches Use these best practices when configuring Cisco MDS switches. Best practices when zoning Cisco MDS Switches Use these zoning guidelines for Cisco MDS Switches. Upgrading Cisco MDS switch softwareUpgrade or downgrade the firmware on the Cisco MDS series switches. Downgrading Cisco MDS switch software Downgrade Cisco MDS switch software to restore the original version after a failed upgrade. Configuring a VSANUse this procedure to configure a VSAN and assign FC interfaces. Removing a VSANRemove a VSAN and associated FC interfaces. Configuring a domain ID and priority for a VSANSetting the domain ID and priority ensures the switch takes a role of a principal switch in that VSAN. The domain ID in the VSAN does not get changed during a fabric merge. Removing a domain ID and priority from a VSAN Remove the domain ID and priority to ensure the switch is no longer a principal switch in that VSAN. This enables the domain ID in that VSAN to be changed during a fabric merge. Enabling FC interfacesEnable FC interfaces on the Cisco MDS switch. Disabling FC interfaces Use this procedure to disable FC interfaces on the Cisco MDS switch. Moving licenses between FC interfaces Use this procedure to move licenses between FC interfaces on Cisco MDS switches. Disabling port licenses Port licenses can be disabled and moved to other interfaces. Create backups of startup and configuration files for Cisco MDS switchesCreate a backup of the Cisco MDS switch startup and running configuration files. Schedule backups of startup and configuration files for Cisco MDS switchesCreate and schedule a job to back up the Cisco MDS switch startup and configuration files. Creating a script to purge older copies of the backup filesUse the script in this procedure to delete old backups of the startup and configuration files. Scheduling the task to purge older backup files Use this procedure to create a task to purge older backup files.