How to minimize Catalyst 2960G bootup time?

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Mar 20th, 2007
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My new Catalyst 2960G switches take a minimum of 1 minute before forwarding traffic after a fresh power cycle (Portfast = enabled).


A slow boot is acceptable on a PC, but not on a switch. Anyway to trim this down?

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glen.grant Tue, 03/20/2007 - 11:59
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In a simple answer this is normal and faster than most cisco switches if it is booting in 1 minute . No way to adjust this as the switch has to load code and do hardware checks . Normally switches are only taken down for maintenance so how fast it boots shouldn't really matter .

csjord Tue, 03/20/2007 - 13:07
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Thanks Glen. Though in my case I'm using multiple switches for redundancy in a hosted server farm. So failover and boot times are critical for me.

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