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Proper Shutting Down Procedures


i have a cisco catalsyt 6513 , and i was wondering what is the proper way to shut down this core switch as i dont thing that closing the power supply of that switch is the best solution.

if anyone could help me out with this i'd be really gratful

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Re: Proper Shutting Down Procedures

Hello Dina,

actually there is no shutdown option.

Verify that you saved the configuration and then you can power off the switch

Hope to help


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Re: Proper Shutting Down Procedures

i just thought with all of the processing done on that switch that should have a procedure like at least for an example shutting the ports or something

and thanks alot for your fast reply

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Re: Proper Shutting Down Procedures

Hi Dina,

There are no physical prerequisites before shutdown process , but if you are using this switch as a service switch , there might be some problems with clients that are connected to the switch , after you "power on". Make sure that you have the backup of the current configuration. Most of the problems after reboot are duplex problems , so I would recommend getting a port status output before power off. Also mac addresses and arp table might be a necessity if you encounter any connectivity issues. It would be very helpful to figure out the old port , vlan etc.



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Re: Proper Shutting Down Procedures

kerem ,

i dont know what to say , i'm very very pleased you helped me out , i have already done the things you have told me and i backed up all the data i need , i'm just performing a test on what will happen if the LAN Goes down

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