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Rebooting 3750 Cisco Switches that are attachd to a RPS

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I have two 3750 at the core of our network.  These switches are attached to a RPS.  Today I rebooted (via RELOAD) and the switch did not come back up.  So I pulled the power on the switch and plugged it back in.  the switch came up fine but I have an amber light under the RPS on each 3750.  The RPS unit seems to be ok and has all green lights.  Everything seems to be ok (despite the amber lights under RPS):
1) whats ther proper way to reboot swtiches on a RPS?
2) how do I get rid of the amber LED.  Apparently, this indicates RPS is not working correctly?
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i would check your  cable connectio and try reseatting the modules.

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Tried that already.  Cables are seated correctly
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1) whats ther proper way to reboot swtiches on a RPS?
2) how do I get rid of the amber LED.  Apparently, this indicates RPS is not working correctly?
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Prior to restarting the switches, I do not recall if the RPS LED was already amber.  Again, everything seems to be ok but I'm not sure if the RPS LED's should be amber on my 3750's.  I looked up the docs on the switch but they do not specify what the color of this LED should be.   I do know that the RPS 2300 that the switches are connected to, have GREEN LEDS (no amber).  
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There is no different way of rebooting a switch that's connected to an RPS.

An amber RPS LED indicates either that the RPS is in standby mode or there's a fault in the RPS.

Press the Standby/Active button to put it in active mode.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/power_supplies/rps2300/hardware/installation/guide/rpstrb.html#wpxref72657




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DonJohnston:
I will try to do this first thing in the morning.

Also, when I do a "RELOAD" command, the switches shutdown ok but dont come up correctly.  The LED lights on the right come up green but the ports never become active.  I waited 10 minutes and the ports never lit up.   However, when I pulled the power and plugged back in, the switches came up within 3 minutes.  
Does the RELOAD command eventually bring the switches down?  Will the RPS allow the switches to be rebooted?  
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Reload does a soft reset of the switch.

Have you done this from the console? If so, do you receive any output indicating a problem?
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I actually did this while telnet'd not console'd.  Did not receive any errors.

I hit the standby/active button and it did nothing.
I looked at the switch and the amber RPS lights are actually blinking, not steady.
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You'll need to do it through a console connection to see any messages that would indicate the problem.
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