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Posts: 26
Registered: ‎07-26-2009

Switch died during µcode upgrade...

Hi!

One of our switches (IBM2005B64/4900) died mysteriously during µcode update:

sysstat                     ##################################################
ipv6                        ##################################################
awk                         ##################################################
error opening block device: No such file or directory
Failed to get starting LBA sector.
OSLoader isn't set up correctly.
Firmware download failed - Failed to load the Linux kernel image. Contact your service provider to assistance. (0x1c)
Validating primary partition...
missing    /etc/ld.so.conf
missing    /etc/rpc
missing    /lib/libBrokenLocale-2.1.3.so
missing    /lib/libBrokenLocale.so.1
missing    /lib/libdb.so.2
missing    /lib/libdb.so.3
missing    /lib/libdb1-2.1.3.so
missing    /lib/libdb1.so.2
missing    /lib/libnss_compat-2.1.3.so
missing    /lib/libnss_compat.so.2
missing    /lib/libnss_db-2.1.3.so
missing    /lib/libnss_db.so.2
missing    /lib/libnss_hesiod-2.1.3.so
missing    /lib/libnss_hesiod.so.2
missing    /lib/librt-2.1.3.so
missing    /lib/librt.so.1
missing    /lib/libthread_db-1.0.so
missing    /lib/libthread_db.so.1
missing    /lib/libtermcap.so.1
missing    /etc/hostid
missing    /etc/if.options
missing    /etc/inetd.conf
missing    /etc/static-routes.options
missing    /lib/libsin.so
missing    /lib/libbootenv.so
missing    /lib/libcrypto.so
missing    /lib/libcrypto.so.0
missing    /lib/libssl.so
missing    /lib/libssl.so.0
missing    /lib/libpci.so
missing    /lib/libpci.so.2.1.8
missing    /lib/libmm.so
missing    /lib/libmm.so.11
missing    /lib/libmm.so.11.0.23
missing    /lib/libfwdl.so
missing    /lib/libversion.so
missing    /lib/modules/preferred
missing    /etc/group.default
missing    /etc/modules.conf
missing    /etc/passwd.default
missing    /etc/passwd.upgrade
missing    /etc/shadow.default
missing    /etc/sysctl.conf
MIT1025:admin> firmwaredownload
Server Name or IP Address: 10.100.4.190
FTP User Name: tsminst
File Name: /cbeservice/shared/software/brocade/Firmware/v5.x/v5.3.2a/release.plist
FTP Password:
You can run firmwaredownloadstatus to get the status
of this command.

This command will cause the switch to reset and will
require that existing telnet, secure telnet or SSH
sessions be restarted.

Do you want to continue : y
Firmware is being downloaded to the switch. This step may take up to 30 minutes.
Checking system settings for firmwaredownload...
Cannot start download before the new image is committed. Please run firmwarecommit, or firmwarerestore first.
Firmware download failed - New image has not been committed. Run firmwarecommit or firmwarerestore first and then try firmwaredownload. (0x1e)
MIT1025:admin> firmwarerestore
The system is rebooting now!! After reboot, firmwarecommit will be started and the partitions will be restored to the original firmware.

What might have gone wrong? After this I powered the switch down, but all the leds were flashing orange. The switch had be replaced....

External Moderator
Posts: 4,905
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: Switch died during µcode upgrade...

Your wrote:

--->>> What might have gone wrong?

--->>> After this I powered the switch down,....

You have powered Off and On the Switch during the Upgrade, this is Fatal Error.

TechHelp24
Contributor
Posts: 26
Registered: ‎07-26-2009

Re: Switch died during µcode upgrade...

Nope, I powered the switch off after it died.... I tried to do firmwarerestore, but the switch vanished from the network....

External Moderator
Posts: 4,905
Registered: ‎02-23-2004

Re: Switch died during µcode upgrade...

Are you able login to the switch and post here the result of "firmwaredonwloadstatus" and "firmwareshow" ?

TechHelp24

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