Understanding and Managing the Boot Process

It's not enough to understand where everything is located on Cisco devices. To troubleshoot a device, it is critical to understand the boot process. There is a normal boot process and then there are actions you can take to alter the process. It is important to understand how to do that and in what situation doing so would be beneficial.

This section covers the boot process in detail. The output that you can expect to see at certain points in the boot process is described. This section also explains how to copy a Cisco IOS from a TFTP server, how to set a Cisco device to boot to a Cisco IOS located in a network location, and, finally, how to manage the startup and running configuration files referred ...

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