6509 Power Down

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Aug 12th, 2008


I need to power down, move, and bring back on line a 6509 with one sup720. Other than making sure the config is saved, is there anything else (bootup related) that I should be aware of or perform before the move show ver shows his switch has been online for nearly 2 1/2 years.


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Jon Marshall Tue, 08/12/2008 - 12:19

There are some modules that you should shutdown first before powering down the chassis such as the Firewall Services Module. There is a command in the IOS to do this

6500# hw-module module 7 shutdown

where FWSM is in slot 7.

The ethernet modules are fine with just a shutdown of the chassis.

Apart from that just be aware that if the switch has not be rebooted for 2 1/2 years you may have some issues with some of the modules. Hopefully you won't but i have seen modules that were working perfectly well stop working when the switch has been rebooted.

I'm not trying to worry you :) and chances are you will be fine but just be aware this can happen.

Good luck


mchiaravalle_2 Tue, 08/12/2008 - 12:40

Ok thanks

No FWSM in this one. Just the sup, NAM, and ethernet. I'll shut down the4 NAM first.


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