Convert Virtual Chassis to Stand Alone

Virtual Chassis Problems

Sometimes you will want to remove a switch from a Junos virtual chassis. If you’re unlucky, you might find that it continues to think it’s part of the VC, and nothing can convince it otherwise. This might even prevent a zeroize from completing.

If this happens to you, there are two things we can try.


Remove VC Config

The first option seems obvious, but it’s worth trying first. That is simply to remove the virtual-chassis configuration and reboot:

delete virtual-chassis
commit and-quit



Delete VC Files

If that doesn’t work, we can manually remove the files that control the VC config:

start shell user root
cd /config/vchassis
rm vc*


If you reboot after this, the switch will start with absolutely no memory of the VC config.