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Removing stacking from: BootRom

  • 1.  Removing stacking from: BootRom

    Posted 03-19-2018 04:50
    So we had a couple of switches that had previously been in a 4-slot stack. Stacking was disabled but when 2 of these switch where put in a stack and enable again they had slot-3 & 4 appear and don't have master capable turned on.. ie they are stuck at the AAA login screen.

    When i spacebar boot into the BootRom, i can type config none && boot but they still get stuck with stacking still on??

    BootRom is only 1.0.x.x and i plan to update this tomoz morning.
    Will this us allow to wipe both config and stacking?

    Do we need to completely unconfigure the switch before stacking them again??


  • 2.  RE: Removing stacking from: BootRom

    Posted 03-19-2018 04:58
    Hi Dave,

    Could you please try rebooting the switch by executing the command "REBOOT AS MASTER-CAPABLE".

    If the Special Login "REBOOT AS MASTER-CAPABLE" Does Not Work, then please download the EXOS image from bootrom to recover the switch, please follow the article to download the image from bootrom,
    https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-Use-the-Boot-Rom-Menu-to-Download-a...

    Note: this will remove all configuration, and files from your switch.

    Regards,
    Naresh.C



  • 3.  RE: Removing stacking from: BootRom

    Posted 03-19-2018 11:37
    If you remove a switch from a stack it would be good practice to utilize the "unconfigure switch all" command to completely wipe the stacking configuration.


  • 4.  RE: Removing stacking from: BootRom

    Posted 03-22-2018 00:07
    so we recieved the latest BootRom from Extreme, but its the same version as before.
    Our bootRom for the 460-G2 is currently 1.0.2.1

    I have tried updating the BootRom, downloading the latest XOS image and installing. Neither of these options restore the switch to the factory defaults. Stacking is still enabled.

    Reboot as master-capable doesnt exist on this BootRom.
    Config none, then reboot also does nothing.

    Are there any other way to reset the switch?

    Yes we have now created a Fail-safe recovery for other switch due to this issue. ๐Ÿ˜•


  • 5.  RE: Removing stacking from: BootRom

    Posted 03-22-2018 06:14
    Hi Dave,

    Just to be sure, the command "REBOOT AS MASTER-CAPABLE" has to be executed during the pending (AAA) log in prompt and all in upper case.


  • 6.  RE: Removing stacking from: BootRom

    Posted 03-19-2018 04:58
    Flashing another copy of XOS does not remove the stacking config.
    We have logged a ticket with extreme as the BootRom is like 1.0.1.1 or there abouts.

    as none of the decent commands to remove config work


  • 7.  RE: Removing stacking from: BootRom

    Posted 03-22-2018 06:14
    champion.. Gold Star for full details. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ