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Power off and power on a Cisco Switch

Hello guys

this is my first thread

Due a maintenance, we need to turn off for some hours our cisco MDS 9500 switches.

Does anyone have all steps needed to do this in a graceful way?

I've never needed to do this and want to take all precautions and preserve all active configurations after the power up

Thanks in advance

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Re: Power off and power on a Cisco Switch

save running config to startup config and then ftp/sftp to an external location. There is no shutdown command per say, just flip the switches on power supplies.

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Re: Power off and power on a Cisco Switch

save running config to startup config and then ftp/sftp to an external location. There is no shutdown command per say, just flip the switches on power supplies.

@dynamoxxx

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Power off and power on a Cisco Switch

Thanks for your response dinamoxxx

I ran the command in one switch:

SWITCHHOSTNAME# copy running-config startup-config

[########################################] 100%

Just another question, why there is a command called "poweroff module", what is it used for?

-Victor

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Power off and power on a Cisco Switch

to poweroff individual modules, other then to poweroff and replace specific modules i have not idea why someone would use it.

@dynamoxxx

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Power off and power on a Cisco Switch

To "gracefully" shutdown a chassis-based switch, you do the following:

1.  Console into the switch;

2.  Save your config locally (and/or remotely);

3.  Issue the "reload" command and hit "enter"; and

4.  As soon as the console stops working, power down the chassis.

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