Hey everyone just settled in Calgary, Canada and having a tough time with getting my head around this Cisco 2924M-Xl switch that I am now attempting to administer. Previous admins set up the switch to have multiple VLANs which I somehow have to get rid of now. Can someone help me with the syntax and which commands are the best to do this ? I was thinking the remove vlan might do the job but I don't want to disable any ports just group them all as one or remove the VLANs completely and return it to a basic switch.
Are these in a live enviroment at the moment? If so I wouldn't recommend touching them in any way if the vlans are needed unless you have the backup of a Cisco guru onsite to help out with any problems.
OK assuming they are safe to touch I think the command is "show flash". You should see a file there called vlan.dat
Then do something along the lines of "delete flash:vlan.dat"
Type in a ? at any time and Cisco switches will help you out with the correct syntax.
You'll also need to remove any entries to vlans in the config once you remove the vlan database. However if you just want to wipe them out completely do an "erase start" and that will remove the ENTIRE config.
But if these are live i seriously consider getting additional help before playing with them as bad things can happen with vlans
Oh and btw once you delete the vlans and the config that would make all the switch ports a member of vlan1. The default vlan.
Ask questions if you have any and I'll try and help
BTW I'm 6 hours ahead of you so delays might be slower as its bed time now
Thanks for the help guys. I also found out the web interface is very informative as well. I take it I can do the same things through the JAVA web interface as if I was sending commands through telnet or hyperterminal ?
Might be easier if it's the same thing for a newb like me.
Thanks again guys for all the help. Yeah harryhood I think I will just reassign all ports to a single VLAN, like you said. Less chance of messing up or accidentally disabling something I shouldn't be. Sounds like the easiest method.