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Cannot copy .lic into Ds-9124-k9 bootflash for license installation.

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Jan 23rd, 2010
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Dear sir,

      Please advise below why i can ping but can't copy the .lic file into bootflash of ds-9124-k9 .  Currently the 9124 have existing running 8 which have default running license. I wish to add on additional .lic for extra ports. Please advise.

Thanks and appreciation.

Switch1# copy tftp: bootflash:

Enter source filename: 5359062MDS20100114213236121.lic

Enter hostname for the tftp server:

Trying to connect to tftp server......
Connection to server Established. Copying Started.....

TFTP get operation failed:Read-only file system

Switch1# copy ftp: bootflash:
Enter source filename: 5359062MDS20100114213236121.lic

Enter hostname for the ftp server:

Enter username: anonymous

local: /bootflash/5359062MDS20100114213236121.lic: Read-only file system

penang-FSW1# ping

PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=128 time=0.245 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=128 time=0.242 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=128 time=0.205 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=4 ttl=128 time=0.185 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=5 ttl=128 time=0.236 ms

--- ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 5 received, 0% packet loss, time 3997ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.185/0.222/0.245/0.028 ms

Switch1# sh port-license

Available port activation licenses are 0
  Interface   Cookie    Port Activation License
  fc1/1       16777216        acquired        
  fc1/2       16781312        acquired        
  fc1/3       16785408        acquired        
  fc1/4       16789504        acquired        
  fc1/5       16793600        acquired        
  fc1/6       16797696        acquired        
  fc1/7       16801792        acquired        
  fc1/8       16805888        acquired        
  fc1/9       16809984        eligible        
  fc1/10      16814080        eligible        
  fc1/11      16818176        eligible        
  fc1/12      16822272        eligible        
  fc1/13      16826368        eligible        
  fc1/14      16830464        eligible        
  fc1/15      16834560        eligible        
  fc1/16      16838656        eligible        
  fc1/17      16842752        eligible        
  fc1/18      16846848        eligible        
  fc1/19      16850944        eligible        
  fc1/20      16855040        eligible        
  fc1/21      16859136        eligible        
  fc1/22      16863232        eligible        
  fc1/23      16867328        eligible        
  fc1/24      16871424        eligible

Switch1# dir

      12288     Oct 12 09:35:48 2009  lost+found/
   18678784     Oct 12 09:37:17 2009  m9100-s2ek9-kickstart-mz.4.1.3a.bin
   51055100     Oct 12 09:39:04 2009  m9100-s2ek9-mz.4.1.3a.bin
       1209     Jan 14 20:05:06 2010  mts.log

Usage for bootflash://
   82652160 bytes used
   80319488 bytes free
  162971648 bytes total

Switch1# sh license usage

Feature                      Ins  Lic   Status Expiry Date Comments
FM_SERVER_PKG                 No    -   Unused             -
ENTERPRISE_PKG                No    -   Unused             -
PORT_ACTIVATION_PKG           No    8   In use never       -
10G_PORT_ACTIVATION_PKG       No    0   Unused             -

Switch1# sh license host

License hostid: VDH=FOX1331GTHS

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Guanlin Zhang Mon, 02/01/2010 - 21:56
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Here are the steps I would recommend to narrow down problem

step 1 and 2 are to see if problem is ftp related

1) use following command to verify you can copy file from MDS to ftp server

copy bootflash: ftp:

2) verify you can copy file from ftp server to you local PC

3) "copy run  bootflash:test_run.cfg" and then "show log last 5" to check if there is error message.

or you can do "dir bootflash: | include test_run.cfg" to verify if file is created.

If step 3 was not able to create the file, something wrong with flash. please open TAC service request to further verification.

Or If the system has not been in production yet, you can back up startup configuration, running configuration and license files etc... to ftp/tftp servers. And then reload the switch to see if the flash problem goes away.


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