The Reload Cisco command

Cisco Reload Command


The Cisco reload command is used to reboot a Cisco device. This command can be used to:


The syntax for the reload command is as follows:

reload [<option>]


The following options are available with the reload command:


To reload a Cisco device, follow these steps:

  1. Enter the enable mode by typing the following command:
  1. Enter the reload command. For example, to reboot the device immediately, you would type the following command:
reload now
  1. The device will display a warning message. Type "y" to confirm that you want to reboot the device.

  2. The device will begin the reboot process.

Equipment Compatibility

The reload command can be used on all Cisco devices that run the IOS operating system. This includes routers, switches, and firewalls.

Additional Information

reload factory-default

reload Usage Examples

1. Reload the device now:


2. Reload the device in 300 seconds:

reload in 300

3. Reload the device and save the configuration:

reload save

4. Reload the device and save the configuration and running-config:

reload save config-running

5. Reload the device and erase the startup configuration:

reload erase startup-config

6. Reload the device and copy the running configuration to the startup configuration:

reload copy running-config startup-config

7. Reload the device and enter a specific boot system:

reload bootflash:///rommon/c2960-lanbase-mz.150-2.SE5.bin

8. Reload the device and enter a specific boot system with timeout:

reload bootflash:///rommon/c2960-lanbase-mz.150-2.SE5.bin 10

9. Reload the device and enter the ROMMON mode:

reload rommon

10. Reload the device and enter the ROMMON mode with timeout:

reload rommon 10