You can decommission a switch or host at any time. You might need to do this when you:
- Change the hostname of the switch or host being monitored
- Move the switch or host being monitored from one data center to another
- RMA the switch or host being monitored
Decommissioning the switch or host removes information about the switch or host from the NetQ database.
When the NetQ Agent restarts at a later date, it sends a connection request back to the database, so NetQ can monitor the switch or host again.
To decommission a switch or host:
On the given switch or host, stop and disable the NetQ Agent service.
cumulus@switch:~$ sudo systemctl stop netq-agent cumulus@switch:~$ sudo systemctl disable netq-agent
On the NetQ On-premises or Cloud Appliance or VM, decommission the switch or host.
cumulus@netq-appliance:~$ netq decommission <hostname-to-decommission>