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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-13-2012

how to recover FastIron SX with erased flash?

Hi,

I have a FastIron SX 800 switch that I am trying to get running. It appears the primary and secondary flash images have been erased.


     BOOT INFO: primary does not exist
     BOOT INFO: secondary does not exist

     SX-Boot>show flash
     Primary image:
     FAIL - Image not exist
     Secondary image:
     FAIL - Image not exist

How can I recover from that? Is there a factory flash image I can download? This switch (no support contract) has been unused for some time, and I need to get it running.

Thanks!

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 117
Registered: ‎07-26-2010

Re: how to recover FastIron SX with erased flash?

Hi.

There should be the possibility to copy a image back to the flash from a TFTP server from within the boot menu of the FSX.

Do ? and check for ip settings and copy commands.

regards

Karl

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-13-2012

Re: how to recover FastIron SX with erased flash?

Hi Karl,

Thanks for the reply. I get that far. I guess what I need now is the image file itself, so I can send to the switch via tftp. Do you know where I can get the file?

Regards.

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 117
Registered: ‎07-26-2010

Re: how to recover FastIron SX with erased flash?

Hi J.

You can download it from Brocade(/Foundry) Knowledge Portal, but yuo need a login:

https://kp.foundrynet.com/Portal/

Or you enter it via the MyBrocade:

http://my.brocade.com/wps/myportal/mysupport

Hope this helps,

Karl

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-13-2012

Re: how to recover FastIron SX with erased flash?

Hi Karl,

Thanks again. Sadly, I cannot access the kp, because I don't have a support contract. If you or anyone can help, I would certainly appreciate it.

        --  flash image file for Foundry FastIron SX 800 switch  --

Regards,

Jim

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-19-2012

Re: how to recover FastIron SX with erased flash?

I have the same problem with a 4802-POE.. downloaded the file from the kp portal.

What is the command line I use ??? The copy tftp doesn't work, since both the primary and secondary is deleted...

can you please help ??

thanks !!

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎01-13-2012

Re: how to recover FastIron SX with erased flash?

Hi,

Try this:

boot system tftp <ip address> <filename>.bin

Super Contributor
Posts: 1,087
Registered: ‎12-13-2009

Re: how to recover FastIron SX with erased flash?

FYI : from the boot menu you must be using a copper port connected to the network/tftp server - optical port will not work at the boot level.

New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎01-19-2012

Re: how to recover FastIron SX with erased flash?

Thanks for your help ! Finally figure it out ! Got the web interface up and running.. can continue my config now..

Super Contributor
Posts: 1,087
Registered: ‎12-13-2009

Re: how to recover FastIron SX with erased flash?

hi jfgibeault,

     Glad you got it working, can you please post back what you did, so other people (and me) can learn?

Thanks

Michael.

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