Power Cycle 6509

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Mar 18th, 2009
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I just changed the way I log into a 6500..creating a username and password and then enabling login local on all lines including the console!(Fortunately I dint save the config) Somehow I can no longer log into my switch and I want to power cycle the switch to undo the changes. The set up is not redundant and bringing down the switch would have undesirable consiquences.


Is there a way I can reload config with minimal disruption to teh organazation? If I where to reset the switch on average how long would it take to get back to normal running state? do I need to do anything 'special' before pulling out power supplies?


I am running one Supervisor engine in Slot 6, can I just pull it out and back in to reload config?


Help would be most appreciated, thanx.

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Giuseppe Larosa Wed, 03/18/2009 - 04:33
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Hello George,


roughly 5 minutes are needed to perform a reload


I would go in this way.


Hope to help

Giuseppe


aloisgeorge Wed, 03/18/2009 - 04:38
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Thank you..do I just switch power off and then on?


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Richardsma Wed, 03/18/2009 - 05:08
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That would work but you should also have the console already connected so you can watch for any errors while the switch powers back up.

Giuseppe Larosa Wed, 03/18/2009 - 06:07
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Hello George,

yes power off and then power on


a console connection can be a good idea ..


Hope to help

Giuseppe


Giuseppe Larosa Wed, 03/18/2009 - 15:18
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Hello Leo,

the original poster George is not able to access the device after having introduced local authentication so a power cycle is needed to rollback to last saved configuration.


Anyway, this warm reload feature looks like interesting.


Hope to help

Giuseppe


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