Data Center (VDX)

  • 1.  VDX 6740 active standby problem

    Posted 10-03-2018 21:05
    Hello,
    I have 6 VDX 6740 switches.
    on one of them I have this situation.

    sw0# sh ver

    Network Operating System Software
    Network Operating System Version: 6.0.2
    Copyright (c) 1995-2015 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
    Firmware name: 6.0.2h
    Build Time: 22:04:56 Apr 12, 2018
    Install Time: 18:15:41 Oct 3, 2018
    Kernel: 2.6.34.6

    BootProm: 1.0.1
    Control Processor: e500mc with 4096 MB of memory

    Slot Name Primary/Secondary Versions Status
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SW/0 NOS 6.0.2h ACTIVE*
    7.0.2b

    so SW/1 is not coming up.
    is there a way to force it to get up ?
    Also there is a secondary image 7.0.2b which I would like to wipe.

    on my other switches I have

    switch-ana-vdx01# sh ver

    Network Operating System Software
    Network Operating System Version: 6.0.2
    Copyright (c) 1995-2015 Brocade Communications Systems, Inc.
    Firmware name: 6.0.2h
    Build Time: 22:04:56 Apr 12, 2018
    Install Time: 16:28:19 Sep 27, 2018
    Kernel: 2.6.34.6

    BootProm: 1.0.1
    Control Processor: e500mc with 4096 MB of memory

    Slot Name Primary/Secondary Versions Status
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    SW/0 NOS 6.0.2h ACTIVE*
    6.0.2h
    SW/1 NOS 6.0.2h STANDBY
    6.0.2h

    thanks



  • 2.  RE: VDX 6740 active standby problem

    Posted 10-04-2018 09:39
    Ha Sync command should be used here


  • 3.  RE: VDX 6740 active standby problem

    Posted 10-04-2018 09:40


  • 4.  RE: VDX 6740 active standby problem

    Posted 10-04-2018 09:54
    Netinstall will install the firmware like a new switch. This can be useful when a switch is experiencing the following issues and it will take too long to fix manually:
    • One of the GOS partitions (SW/0 or SW/1) is missing
    • Switch cannot fully boot up due to a software issue (ex:Firmware upgrade or downgradewent wrong and now the switch will not boot, switch is in a reboot loop)
    • Corrupted file system or CF (compact flash)


  • 5.  RE: VDX 6740 active standby problem

    Posted 10-04-2018 13:25
    the first thing I tried is ha sync and it did not solve the problem.
    if I go for Netinstall is there a way to backup the licenses which are now installed and reinstall them back at the end ?


  • 6.  RE: VDX 6740 active standby problem

    Posted 10-04-2018 18:02
    you can find licence string with the following command:
    show logging raslog | i license [/code]Copy and save the license key *B 7F:l:L5jZZ.......#

    then you can added it back as in the article:
    https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Q_A/Licensing-on-VDX/