Removing stacking from: BootRom

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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??
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Dave Hanna

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Posted 5 months ago

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Naresh, Employee

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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
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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
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Patrick Voss, Alum

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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.
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Dave Hanna

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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. :-/
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Karthik Mohandoss, Employee

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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. 
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champion.. Gold Star for full details. :-D