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Configuration Guide - Device Management

S1720, S2700, S5700, and S6720 V200R011C10

This document describes the principles and configurations of the Device Management features, and provides configuration examples of these features.
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Performing a Master/Standby Switchover

Performing a Master/Standby Switchover


If you want another switch in the stack to be the master switch, perform a master/standby switchover to change a standby switch to the new master switch.

After the master/standby switchover is complete, the role of each member switch in the stack changes as shown in Figure 9-39.

Figure 9-39  Role changes of member switches in the stack
  • The original standby switch becomes the master switch.
  • The new master switch assigns a specified switch as the standby switch.
  • The original master switch restarts and rejoins the stack and becomes a slave switch.


  1. (Optional) Run the display switchover state command to check whether the stack meets requirements for a switchover.
  2. Run the system-view command to enter the system view.
  3. Run the slave switchover enable command to enable master/standby switchover.

    By default, master/standby switchover is enabled.

  4. Run the slave switchover command to perform a master/standby switchover.
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