Unmanaging a RackSwitch switch

You can remove a RackSwitch switch from management by Lenovo XClarity Administrator. This process is called unmanaging.

Before you begin

You can enable XClarity Administrator to automatically unmanage devices (including Flex System chassis, Flex System and rack switches, Flex System servers, System x servers, ThinkAgile, and ThinkSystem servers) that are offline for a specific amount of time. This is disabled by default. To enable the automatic unmanagment of offline devices, click Hardware > Discover and Manage New Devices from the XClarity Administrator menu, and then click Edit next to Unmanage offline devices is Disabled. Then, select Enable unmanage offline devices and set the time interval. By default, devices are unmanaged after being offline for 24 hours.

Before you unmanage a RackSwitch switch, ensure that there are no active jobs running against the switch.

About this task

When you unmanaged a RackSwitch switch, XClarity Administrator retains certain information about the switch. That information is reapplied when you manage the same switch again.

Tip: All demo devices that are optionally added during initial setup are nodes in a chassis. To unmanage the demo devices, unmanage the chassis using the Force unmanage even if the device is not reachable option.


To umanage a RackSwitch switch, complete the following steps.

  1. From the XClarity Administrator menu bar, click Hardware > Switches to display the Switches page.
  2. Select one or more RackSwitch switches from the lists of managed switch.
  3. Click Unmanage Switch. The Unmanage dialog is displayed.
  4. Optional: Select Force unmanage even if the device is not reachable.
    Important: When unmanaging demo hardware, ensure that you select this option.
  5. Click Unmanage.
    The Unmanage dialog shows the progress of each step in the unmanagement process.
  6. When the unmanagement process is complete, click OK.