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November 25th, 2021 03:00

Use cfgenable without cfgsave

Hello All,

Last 3 years when I made some changes in zoning on Brocade switches I always skip cfgsave and only use cfgenable. New zones work fine always. 

Do you guys know, if there is any difference, if I skip cfgsave? 

I always use cfgenable right after creation or deletion of zones/aliases. So my thought always was that I don't need to save it if I will run command cfgenable right after creation of new zoning.


Thank you to anyone who can told me more about this topic.

KR, Olivia



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November 26th, 2021 07:00

Hi Olivia,

Cfgsave should save the config for loading it back into what is running for cfgenable after a reload. If it is working for you I don’t see a problem though. Let us know if you have any additional questions.

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November 29th, 2021 14:00

Hi Olivia,

If you have an existing cfg (which is already in the defined configuration) you normally add the zone to the cfg with the command. As you said “New zones work fine”.

The command automatically updates the Defined configuration. The same with the command.

So it is correct that you do not have to run the command, and can directly enable the zoning configuration.


Let me know if you have more questions.



Ed Schulte

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