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FastBoot on procurve switches

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Chris Bullock_1
Frequent Advisor

FastBoot on procurve switches

What does fastboot do on the procurve switches, and if is does what it implies why does it not do it by default.
Regards,
Chris
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Matt Hobbs
Honored Contributor
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Re: FastBoot on procurve switches

Hi Chris,

It's documented in the latest revisions of the management and configuration guide:

"Using the Fastboot feature. The fastboot command allows a boot
sequence that skips the internal power-on self-tests, resulting in a faster boot
time."

It's not enabled by default so that the full power-on self-tests are performed.

I can imagine a scenario where you're troubleshooting some strange switch behaviour which was due to a hardware fault, but because the self-tests were not run you may not be immediately aware of the fault.

That said, I still like the fastboot command myself.