07-06-2012 09:33 PM
I got a Brocade 5300 that is rebooting over and over.
The switch shows this before rebooting
unknown(0):admin> 1999/12/31-18:38:45, , 9, FFDC | CHASSIS, CRITICAL, IBM_2498_B80, Need to reboot the system for recovery, reason: System bring up timed out
1999/12/31-18:38:45, , 10, CHASSIS, INFO, IBM_2498_B80, First failure data capture (FFDC) event occurred.
unknown(0):admin> 1999/12/31-18:39:15, , 11, FFDC | CHASSIS, CRITICAL, IBM_2498_B80, Rebooting the system for recovery - auto-reboot is enabled
1999/12/31-18:39:15, , 12, CHASSIS, INFO, IBM_2498_B80, First failure data capture (FFDC) event occurred.
attached is the whole boot process Brocade-Logs_FINAL.TXT
any idea how to fix that? is the OS damage? is there a way to reinstall it? or we need to buy a new Switch?
thanks a lot
07-06-2012 11:40 PM
I've recovered several switches, and the error show as stay indicated any DUMP File is present.
First, is the switch outside warranty ? If yes procede as follow without any warranty, otherwise ignore my post!
established a connection trough the serial Port, and Power-On the switch.
during start-up you should get any message similarly below, press ESC and stop the boot procedure.
select Option 3, verify with command "printenv" to see the boot Partition.
boot the switch manually from primary partition e.g. boot MEM()adress -s - where adresse is the MEM() adress from you switch.
Now the switch should boot now in Root.
let the switch Power-On, and let me know, I'll give you some other instructions.
Checking system RAM - press any key to stop test
Checking memory address: 00100000
System RAM test using Default POST RAM Test succeeded.
Press escape within 4 seconds to enter boot interface.
1) Start system.
2) Recover password.
3) Enter command shell.
Boot PROM password has not been set.
LoadIdentifiers=Fabric Operating System;Fabric Operating System
> boot MEM()0xF0000000 -s
07-07-2012 07:36 AM
yes email@example.com and yeah I have Teamviewer too I wanted to send you a private message but there is no something like this here
thanks a lot this remains me when I worked for HP and I liked to help people that posted their issues at HP forum