The Sup720-3B didn't come up as following log.

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Jul 6th, 2009


We supplied Catalyst 6509 our customer site recently.

but We got the problem, the problem is that the supervisor didn't come up, still remained rommon mode. the log like below:

Testing lower main memory - data equals address

Testing lower main memory - checkerboard

Testing lower main memory - inverse checkerboard

Clearing lower memory for cache initialization

Clearing bss

Clearing autoboot state machine

melody_present_reg: 1st read w/ 0x5555

melody_present_reg: 2nd read w/ 0xaaaa, reversed: 0x5555

Bootdisk adapter is detected, enabling bootdisk access...

Reprogramming CS1 w/ Melody value...

Reading monitor variables from NVRAM

Reset reason for CPU board 0xffff , BaseBoard 0x200ffff, display 0x0System Reset by Power On.

Enabling interrupts

Initializing TLB

Initializing cache

Initializing required TLB entries

Initializing main memory

Sizing NVRAM

Initializing PCMCIA controller

Exiting init

Cat6k-Sup720/SP processor with 524288 Kbytes of main memory

rommon 1 >

Although We had configured bootvar sup-bootdisk or disk0: , the supervisor remained with rommon mode. In order to boot, We should enter the command "boot disk0:"

In my opinion, It's fault sup-720-3B, but I would like to know Why it is

Thank in advance any comment~!

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Reza Sharifi Mon, 07/06/2009 - 18:39

Do you have the right IOS loaded on the box?

Do you have the boot variable set up?

boot system flash sup-bootdisk:

You may have a bad flash card. If you have good working flash card put it in this sup and reload the box and see what happens.



syjeon Mon, 07/06/2009 - 20:26

the bootvar configuration has no problem, When I use that config to other C6509, It has no problem to working.

It seems to be a Battery issue located in Supervisor 720-3B board.


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