If it's not broke, don't fix it! If you are having memory leakage issues, etc, then sure, bounce the box, but if it's working fine, let 'er rip. If you're head doesn't hurt, do you whack your head against the wall to make sure it's still there? lol...just kidding, but seriously, if things are running smooth, don't bounce a box just for the sake of bouncing it. If you are upgrading the IOS for a specific reason, memory, whatever, then yes, you'll have to bounce the box. If the 4507 was made by Microsoft, i would suggest bouncing it every week or so!!! :)
I completely agree with Brad. I do not think you will find a document out there supporting the theory or recommendation for rebooting of core networks every 6 months or regurlarly for that matter. Simply you do not power cycle a network device unless there is a device problem that grants for a reboot or code upgrade etc.. or there is a planned building electrical power down which forces to power down your network devices and power them backup when power resumes.
I'm working on a project that includes basic router configurations. I configurated everything including: line console 0, line vty 0 15 and secret passwords. There are 3 routers in the network and every LAN is going t...
Desire to create Terminal Server ("TS" in this document) out of 2811 Cisco Router with HWIC-16A card (with Octal cables)
Desire to use SSH over Telnet
TS is ip'ed, SSH access configured (to the TS)
Python based Script to BULK Import/Delete devices using Cisco Prime API
Check my Repo on GitHub for all the details ( see below link )