Power off router remotely

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May 11th, 2007

Dear Friends,

I was wondering if there is any way/command to power off cisco routers/ switches remotely. Thanks!

- Manoj

I have this problem too.
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sundar.palaniappan Fri, 05/11/2007 - 07:28


AFAIK the Cisco routers/switches do not support any command to power off remotely. However, you can use a third party UPS with an integrated terminal server to power off/on CPE remotely. Some high end switches may support the option of powering off the modules in a switch.



Danilo Dy Fri, 05/11/2007 - 07:31


Only command to power cycle them.

way and command has many meanings. There is another way which is to command someone in the remote site to power/switch off the router/switch. A little joke there :)


Manoj Wadhwa Fri, 05/11/2007 - 07:49

Hi Sundar,

Can you also plz let me know in some detail the 3rd party tools available to achieve this on a normal normal. Thx

hsrana2007 Mon, 05/14/2007 - 03:50

For this u need to insall smart Ip based Kvm switch at remote end.

so by accessing the powered KVM through ip , you can shout down the devices at remote end.


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