IP Application Services

SNMP: Frequently Asked Questions About CatOS

Document ID: 26009

Updated: Oct 26, 2005



This document provides answers to commonly asked questions, and guides users to find helpful resources on SNMP and SNMP issues as they relate to Cisco equipment.

Q. How can I use SNMP to reload a switch?

A. Follow this procedure:

sysReset = . from the sysReset OBJECT-TYPE
SYNTAX Integer { other(1), reset(2), resetMinDown(3) } 
MAX-ACCESS read-write 
STATUS Current 
DESCRIPTION "Writing reset(2) to this object resets the control logic of all modules in the system. Writing
resetMinDown(3) to this object resets the system with the minimal system down time. The resetMinDown(3) is
only supported in systems with redundant supervisors." 

::= { iso(1) org(3) dod(6) internet(1) private(4) enterprises(1) cisco(9) workgroup(5) ciscoStackMIB(1) systemGrp(1) 9 }

On the Cisco switch, you must set the set snmp community read-write private command in order to support the reload command.

This example reloads the router with IP address

# ./snmpset private . i 2

This is an explanation of the variables used earlier: = ip address of your switch 
                private = R/W SNMP Community string of your switch . = the instance of sysReset Object 
                      i = Integer as defined SYNTAX in the MIB 
                      2 = reload command as defined in the MIB 

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Updated: Oct 26, 2005
Document ID: 26009