how to safely turn off cisco router/switch?

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Jul 4th, 2008

how to safely turn off cisco router/switch?

is it just turn off the power switch at the back of router/switch

or need to issue soem command in user EXEC mode /privileged mode to shut down the router/switch? explain please, thank you

I have this problem too.
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ohalnet53 Fri, 07/04/2008 - 04:35

there isn't a "shut down" command for those active devices.

you must physically turn off the power.

Kevin Dorrell Fri, 07/04/2008 - 04:52

Provided you discipline yourself to save the configuration each change, then you can simply remove the power or switch off. If in doubt, save the configuration to NVRAM before you switch off. But there is no concept of "closing down".

Kevin Dorrell


Justin Brenton Fri, 07/04/2008 - 07:51

Hi Kevin,

The only command that would be close would be the 'reload' command but this just reset's the router.

Hope this helps, Please vote below if so.




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