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What is the best method to ensure Cisco equipment is 'good'?

What is the best method to ensure Cisco equipment is 'good'?

What is the best method to ensure Cisco equipment is 'good'?

Hello all,

So quick background, I work for a company that buys and sells IT equipment, a lot of cisco. Typically we're dealing with 1-5k pieces of equipment and our proceedure is to do basic testing such as test ports, if it PoE - make sure those work properly. Then do a factory reset clearing settings and passwords.

Upcoming we have a deal in a foreign country that is high value.

We're going over to test this equipment - as a community, what is your opinions/methods to go about testing equipment to make sure it's "good to go" or resellable?

Examples of some of the equipment.


RE: What is the best method to ensure Cisco equipment is 'good'?

Generally if passes a POST they will be ok. Look in the logs while it's booting for any errors. On chassis based switches makes sure the diagnostic mode is set to complete then reboot .

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