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VDX 6730 Boot issues

  • 29 July 2019
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Hey There,

i work for the IT School of our local institute and we have just received an ex-production Brocade VDX 6730 from our corporate IT Team to play with.

when i go to power it on the fans serge and the message "The system is coming up, please wait..." is displayed over and over on in the terminal.
so far today this have been going on for over an hour.

my question is how long should this system take to boot, and are we able to do some sort of hardware reset?

Thanks in advance

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Userlevel 2
Hello,

It should take about 7-11 mins to fully boot. It sounds like the switch is in a boot loop. Can you capture the console boot log and attach it here for us to check it further?
Morning Truyen,

i booted up about 30 min ago, it took between 5-10 mins to show anything on the console port and since then it's been displaying this over and over again:

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regards

sam
Userlevel 2
Hi Sam,

Can you check the console to verify there are no issues with console connectivity? Perhaps try a different rolled cable or DB9 connector?

Normally, after the "The system is coming up, please wait..." message, it should boot into a uboot sequence which will allow you to stop the boot and do recovery on it.

If the console is correct and you don't see the Uboot coming up like below, then it's a hardware issue that needs to be replaced.

code:
The system is coming up, please wait...

U-Boot 2010.06 (Aug 12 2016 - 15:54:09)


CPU: 8548, Version: 2.1, (0x80310021)
Core: E500, Version: 2.2, (0x80210022)
Clock Configuration:
CPU0:1200 MHz,
CCB:400 MHz,
DDR:200 MHz (400 MT/s data rate), LBC:50 MHz
L1: D-cache 32 kB enabled
I-cache 32 kB enabled
Model ID: 0x8049
Board: 8548 ELARA2E
I2C: ready
DRAM: Initializing....
DDR: 2 GiB (DDR2, 64-bit, CL=3, ECC on)
POST RAM test disabled.
Now running in RAM - U-Boot at: 7ffa0000
FLASH: 4 MiB
L2: 512 KB enabled
CPLD: Init complete
ATA interface setup upm 256: ffdfc04, fffffc01, fffffc00, fffffc00
PCI: gd->brcd_flags = 0, PCI init
PCI1 connected to Slot 1 as host (base addr f7008000)
Scanning PCI bus 00
00 10 1657 0010 0280 1a
00 14 1131 1561 0c03 1a
00 14 1131 1562 0c03 1a
PCIE1 on bus 00 - 00


PCIE3 connected to Slot 3 as Root Complex (base addr f700a000)
Scanning PCI bus 02
04 00 1657 001a 0280 3c
03 01 10b5 8508 0604 1a
03 02 10b5 8508 0604 1a
03 03 10b5 8508 0604 1a
03 04 10b5 8508 0604 1a
02 00 10b5 8508 0604 1a
PCIE1 on bus 01 - 07


In: serial
Out: serial
Err: serial
Net: eTSEC0, eTSEC1
set_bootstatus: BS_LOAD_OS, platform_index = 0
Hit ESC to stop autoboot: 0


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


Option?


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