Replacing a failed Nexus 5K and some bugs.

Being given the task of replacing a failed Nexus 5596UP (no console output, powers up with fans but no lights except amber on the mgmt. module at the back), I quickly ran into some annoying problems trying to configure the FEX uplinks before actually racking it and plugging it in. I wanted to get as much config done beforehand as possible to minimize any interruptions – I was also a bit nervous as this unit was in the VPC primary role before it failed.

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System Messages and Recovery Procedures for the Cisco Nexus 3000 Family

This chapter includes system messages for the Cisco NX-OS Nexus 3000 family of switches. The messages are listed in alphabetical order by the system facility that produces them. Within each system facility section, messages are listed alphabetically by severity and mnemonics. Each error message is followed by an explanation and a recommended action.

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