This command reboots the switch without powering it off. This means that all network connections are terminated and the boot code executes. The switch uses the stored configuration to initialize the switch. You are prompted to confirm that the reboot should proceed. The LEDs on the switch indicate a successful reboot.

Format reload [configuration [scriptname]]
Mode Privileged EXEC
Parameter Description
configuration Gracefully reloads the configuration. If no configuration file is specified, the startup-config file is loaded.
scriptname The configuration file to load. The scriptname must include the extension.