This CAT6506E (CORESWITCH2)switch has been booting and running OK for a few months. In the past week there were TWO power failures. On the first power failure this CAT6506E came up automatically after power came up without having to do any manual intervention. On the second power failure this CAT6506E sat at ROMMON> and required us to type boot command to boot this CAT6506E.
This made me to check the bootvar after booting the system and "show boot" said:
Then I checked the config and it showed:
boot system flash sup-bootdisk:
So it all looked good. So I typed reload again to see if would boot automatically and the switch again went and sat at ROMMON. I typed set command at ROMMON and found the bootvariable as follows:
Then I typed boot to boot the switch again.
This time I modified the config to say:
boot system flash sup-bootdisk:s323 (specifying the exact file name)
Did a "copy run start" and checked by doing show boot again.
Did another reload and the same problem again. It sat at ROMMON.
Is it possible the bootstrap code is corrupted and is unable to therefore boot the IOS.
This is CORESWITCH2. I have CORESWITCH1 next to it and it is setup exactly the same way with regard to boot variables a and that works fine with regard to automatically booting without someone having to type the boot command. I wonder if I have a faulty WS-SUP32-GE-3B module in CORESWITCH2.