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About FICON Device Allegiance
FICON requires serialization of access among multiple mainframes, CLI, and SNMP sessions be
maintained on Cisco MDS 9000 Family switches by controlling device allegiance for the currently
executing session. Any other session is denied permission to perform configuration changes unless the
required allegiance is available.
This task discards the currently executing session.
Clearing FICON Device Allegiance
You can clear the current device allegiance by issuing the clear ficon vsan vsan-id allegiance command
in EXEC mode.
switch# clear ficon vsan 1 allegiance
Automatically Saving the Running Configuration
Cisco MDS SAN-OS provides an option to automatically save any configuration changes to the startup
configuration. This ensures that the new configuration is present after a switch reboot. The active equals
saved option can be enable on any FICON VSAN.
running-config startup-config command in various scenarios.
If the active equals saved is enabled in any FICON-enabled VSAN in the fabric, then the following
apply (see Number
If the active equals saved is not enabled in any FICON-enabled VSAN in the fabric, then
FICON-specific configuration changes are not saved in the IPL file and an implicit copy running
startup is not issued—you must issue the copy running start command explicitly (see number
Saving the Active FICON and Switch Configuration
active equals saved
Yes (in all FICON
Cisco MDS 9000 Family CLI Configuration Guide
displays the results of the active equals saved command and the implicit copy
All configuration changes (FICON-specific or not) are automatically saved to persistent storage
(implicit copy running start) and stored in the startup configuration.
FICON-specific configuration changes are immediately saved to the IPL file (see the
Configuration Files" section on page
copy running start
FICON changes written to the IPL file.
Non-FICON changes saved to startup configuration and
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