ONTAP 9.14.1 commands

system switch ethernet delete

Delete information about an Ethernet switch (cluster, management or storage).

Availability: This command is available to cluster administrators at the admin privilege level.


The system switch ethernet delete command is used to disable the health monitoring of a specified Ethernet switch. By default, this command only disables monitoring but keeps the switch visible in the list of switches. However, if the force parameter is used, it will completely remove the switch entry from the list. Without the force parameter, the Ethernet switch can still be seen using the system switch ethernet show-all command, but it will not be under active monitoring.


-device <text> - Device Name

Name of the Ethernet switch that you want to modify or delete.

[-force <true>] - Force Delete

This parameter, when specified, forces the delete operation. This results in the complete removal of the switch entry from the list of monitored and unmonitored switches. Note: Using this parameter might cause the switch entry to reappear if the device is rediscovered.


Example 1: Disable monitoring for a switch named SwitchA.

cluster1::> system switch ethernet delete -device SwitchA

Example 2: Forcefully disable monitoring and remove the switch named SwitchB from the list.

cluster1::*> system switch ethernet delete -device SwitchB -force
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