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New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-03-2009

Can't login after FOS firmwareDownload command

Hello,

I think I may have 'bricked' a Brocade 5000; please help.

I was upgrading from FOS v6.0.0 to v6.4.1.

I ran the 'firmwareDownload' command yesterday.

Everything was fine with the install until the switch rebooted itself to finish the commit.

The documentation suggested that when this happened, I should be able to login and run a 'firmwareDownloadStatus' to see what was happening.

However, whenever I tried to login, to root or admin, I got the message:

Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session

This message is different to the one I get when I deliberately typed the password incorrectly:


2011/02/10-14:22:39, , 105, FID 128, INFO, Switch1, Security violation
: Login failure attempt via SERIAL.

So I know it's trying to log me on and is failing.

Begin the panic.

I didn't dare do anything, in case the firmware was still being upgraded in the background (althought there were no messages on the console), so I left it over-night.

This morning I came in to find it in the same state, so I had to reboot it.

On its way back up, I saw the following messages on the console:

Switch1 console login: Fri Feb 11 07:11:18 2011: Doing firmwarecommit now.
Please wait ...
Fri Feb 11 07:13:08 2011: Firmware commit completed successfully.
2011/02/11-07:13:09, , 102, CHASSIS, INFO, Brocade5000, Firmwarecommi
t has completed.
2011/02/11-07:13:09, , 103, CHASSIS, INFO, Brocade5000, The new Versi
on: Fabric OS v6.4.1

2011/02/11-07:13:09, , 104, CHASSIS, INFO, Brocade5000, Firmwaredownl
oad command has completed successfully.

I thought I was saved, however I still get the error when I login:

Cannot make/remove an entry for the specified session

Is there anyway to revert this change? Or somehow fix this problem?

Here is the output of a 'printEnv':

> printenv
AutoLoad=yes
ENET_MAC=00051E905FF1
InitTest=MEM()
LoadIdentifiers=Fabric Operating System;Fabric Operating System
OSLoadOptions=quiet;quiet
OSLoader=ATA()0x19bf58;ATA()0xbc0ef
OSRootPartition=hda2;hda1
SkipWatchdog=yes
gatewayip=
submask=
>

Thanks in advance.

Frequent Contributor
Posts: 140
Registered: ‎02-27-2008

Re: Can't login after FOS firmwareDownload command

Hi danabrams

>I was upgrading from FOS v6.0.0 to v6.4.1.

Did you upgrade to at least FABOS v.6.3.0d , 6.3.1b or v6.3.2 prior to going to v6.4.1 ?

That is recommend path to doing the upgrade.

I would suggest you get some help from Brocade support to see how you can downgrade , and get you back on track.

Regards

David

New Contributor
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎04-03-2009

Re: Can't login after FOS firmwareDownload command

Hi TheEsp,

Thanks for your reply.

>> Did you upgrade to at least FABOS v.6.3.0d , 6.3.1b or v6.3.2 prior to going to v6.4.1 ?

No.  This is obviously where I've gone wrong.

I have, however, fixed the switch by following the Password Reset Procedure:

http://community.brocade.com/docs/DOC-1644

I really dodged a bullet there.

Commands:

Press escape within 4 seconds to enter boot interface.

1) Start system.
2) Recover password.
3) Enter command shell.

Option? 3
Password: <hidden>
> printenv
AutoLoad=yes
ENET_MAC=00051E905FF1
InitTest=MEM()
LoadIdentifiers=Fabric Operating System;Fabric Operating System
OSLoadOptions=quiet;quiet
OSLoader=ATA()0x19bf58;ATA()0xbc0ef
OSRootPartition=hda2;hda1
SkipWatchdog=yes
gatewayip=
submask=
>
>
> boot ATA()0x19bf58 -s
Booting "Manually selected OS" image.



sh-2.04# mount -o remount,rw,noatime /

EXT3 FS on hda2, internal journal
sh-2.04## mount /dev/hda1 /mnt
kjournald starting.  Commit interval 5 seconds
EXT3 FS on hda1, internal journal
EXT3-fs: recovery complete.
EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
sh-2.04# /sbin/passwddefault
passwdCfg: fabosInit failed with -1
All account passwords have been successfully set to factory default.
sh-2.04# reboot -f
Restarting system.

N/A
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-28-2011

Re: Can't login after FOS firmwareDownload command

Excellent!!! It helped me dodge a bullet too!  Thanks!

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