SummaryInfo on powering down Exinda to install new NIC
OverviewUser in this example was asking if they could keep their Exinda plugged into the network, and power it down to install an additional fiber card.
Advise them that this can be done, the system will go into bypass mode.
Power down system through GUI so services are shut down cleanly.
They will possible lose 1-2 packets for a very brief outage. If the switchport that the Exinda is plugged into is not configured as portfast, it could possible cause an STP re-election, which could be several minutes of downtime.
When card installed, power system back on and verify connectivity and interfaces page to see new card.