This weekend I'm planning to (at long last) take a bunch of a equipment off of a hand-made (2x4s and plywood) bench and mount it all in a proper rack. One of the items to move is an HP 5406zl modular switch with two modules, shown below:
It's currently sitting in a two-poster rack, and the edge of the bench I'm "retiring" is seen to the left. It's moving because it's too heavy for the two-post rack, which is not correctly secured to the floor and will also be "retired".
The arrangement of the new rack is such that it will be very advantageous to swap the two modules in the switch. The bright orange fiber cables should move to the left, the blue and gray cat5e cables should go to the right.
My current plan is to take a config backup on Thursday, and edit the file to swap all references to modules A and B on Friday, in order to be ready for the changes over the weekend.
My question here is a basic sanity check. Will this work? Is it even necessary (ie: would the switch detect that what is plugged into module B is the same module that used be in A, and just move it's configuration accordingly? What should I watch out for?