If a switch is running in the live network and a port of it was in use before now.so I wants to shut it down. what are the parameter / things I need to check ?
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if you want to shutdown this port just for security purpose may you need to check the next.
- if any user plugged in
- if any switch plugged in
- if it is working as a plan B for any physical failure
- check the running configuration if it is part of any policy , NAT (if you run on cisco appliance may you issue #sh run | inc )
- if it is attached to any VLAN may you need to know what is the use of this vlan
that is not all but it will keep you in safe side .
Copy or backup existing interface configuration.