This is pretty old trick, so maybe  you already know it, but for the rest of you, it can be interresting.

You just had a crash on you Cisco hardware and you have the logs, but don’t know exactly what caused this crash. You tried to have the device crash again, to compare the logs maybe you’ll find the cause, but your device won’t crash (of course, it will crash only when don’t want that to happen).

There is a hidden Cisco command: “test crash”. This can help you if you are lucky enough to have the real crash exactly like one of those you can test with “test crash” command.

Note: As you can see in the previous posts I do my tutorials based mostly on Dynamips, when it is possible. This is not the case. So, please do not use Dynamips for this test, as it will go into errors since the device is simulated and not a real one.

Please see the tutorial below:

Cisco hidden tool: test crash

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