power-over-ethernet always-on


power-over-ethernet always-on <MODULE-ID>

no power-over-ethernet always-on <MODULE-ID> 


Always-on PoE is a feature that provides the ability to the switch to continue to provide power across a soft reboot. It is applicable only to the interfaces which were connected and delivering before the soft reboot. Also, power will not be delivered if power to the switch is interrupted. This command enables or disables the always-on PoE feature at the switch or the slot level. By default, always-on PoE is enabled at the switch or the slot level.

The no form of this command disables power distribution on soft reboot.

Command context




Module number to apply always-on PoE configuration.


Administrators or local user group members with execution rights for this command.


Enabling per-interface power distribution:

switch(config)# power-over-ethernet always-on 1/1

Disabling per-interface power distribution:

switch(config)# no power-over-ethernet always-on 1/1