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Fibre Channel (SAN)

Posts: 36
Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Shutdown a switch properly

Few of our switches doesn't Power I/O buttron on the rear/back side of the switch.

What is the right process for to power off these kind of switches (don't want pull-out the power cable) ?

Regular Visitor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎09-02-2008

Re: Shutdown a switch properly


There is the shutdown command.

Shutdown command is 'sysshutdown'.

However, old FOS may not support it.

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎06-22-2005

Re: Shutdown a switch properly

The very old switches 2800 & 3900s running vxworks have the 'halt' command.

External Moderator
Posts: 5,645
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: Shutdown a switch properly

for the 3900, you can use the command "sysshutdown"


2800 is based on vxWorks, and if I remember correct here ist not shutdown command, do here simple power off


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