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Do 6248 switches require reboot after configuration changes?

We have 2 of these switches stacked,  connected to another stand alone 6228, we created VLANs and configured routing and all was good. i then deleted a vlan although later had to create it again.

The switch would not recognise the VLAN so i decdided to reload the switch and all was good the VLAN was there and functioning correctly.

Today i added new links and configured STP, the configuration seemed fine to me but when pinging a host a packet would drop every 10-15 pings.

I messed about with spanning tree for a while and go no where so i went back to my original STP config, the same issue occured dropped packets.

I decided again to reload the switch, switch boots up and its all good?????


Any ideas why this is the case surely the switch should process the changes withought reload?

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Re: Do 6248 switches require reboot after configuration changes?

The switches do not require a reboot after configuration changes. I am not positive why this stack would experience this behavior. But one thing that I would make sure of, is that both switches on the stack are on the same, current, firmware. This will help ensure that the stack runs and communicates smoothly.


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