Possible to schedule a weekly reboot of a Cisco 800 router?

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Nov 8th, 2009


I need to somehow schedule a Cisco 800 router we have at a remote site to reload/reboot every Saturday night, is this possible?


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johnlloyd_13 Sun, 11/08/2009 - 03:41

use the reload command (must have clock set or use ntp):


example would be:

Router#reload ?

/noverify Don't verify file signature before

/verify Verify file signature before reload

LINE Reason for reload

at Reload at a specific time/date

cancel Cancel pending reload

in Reload after a time interval

warm Reload should be warm

Router#reload at ?

hh:mm Time to reload (hh:mm)

Router#reload at 20:00 ?

<1-31> Day of the month

LINE Reason for reload

MONTH Month of the year

Router#reload at 20:00 14 ?

MONTH Month of the year

Router#reload at 20:00 14 november ?

LINE Reason for reload

manually add the other dates (saturday nights) for your downtime schedules.

Leo Laohoo Mon, 11/09/2009 - 13:25

This is the 3rd time I've seen this. Someone has written an EEM (did I get that correct?) script to do regular reload of an appliance. Try posting this again at the Network Management section.

Joe Clarke Mon, 11/09/2009 - 17:26

Something as simple as this should work:

event manager applet reload-Staurday

event timer cron cron-entry "0 0 * * 6" name reload_timer

action 1.0 syslog msg "Initiating periodic reload"

action 2.0 reload

This will reload the device every Saturday at midnight (the minute after Friday 23:59).

Leo Laohoo Mon, 11/09/2009 - 19:39

By the way, instead of event timer cron cron-entry "0 0 * * 6" name reload_timer can you use event timer cron cron-entry @weekly name reload_timer instead?

Joe Clarke Mon, 11/09/2009 - 19:58

No, that will not reload the device on Saturday. That is equivalent to "0 0 * * 0".


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