Power Cycle 6509

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Mar 18th, 2009

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

Hello George,

roughly 5 minutes are needed to perform a reload

I would go in this way.

Hope to help


Richardsma Wed, 03/18/2009 - 05:08

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

Hello George,

yes power off and then power on

a console connection can be a good idea ..

Hope to help


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

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



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