I had a question regarding a switch which is not working properly. Over at the university here last Friday we had a 30-second power outage wreaked a little havoc on our networks. One of the switches did not come back up properly (the 3560G). It keeps failing one of the POST tests, with the output provided below. Most literature I'm reading, especially from Cisco itself, keep stating that POST test failures are mostly hardware failures that cannot be recovered from. However, I've read some things out there about booting into ROMMON mode and re-installing the IOS. So I'm wondering what I should do, should I consider this switch dead and go to technical support? Or is placing a new IOS image file worth a shot?
POST: CPU MIC interface Loopback Tests : Begin
POST: CPU MIC interface Loopback Tests : End, Status Passed
POST: PortASIC RingLoopback Tests : Begin
POST: Failed Packet Receive asic 5 queue 0
POST: PortASIC RingLoopback Tests : End, Status Failed
POST: port-asic ring loopback test failed
driver class subsystem initialization failed
*Mar 1 00:00:12.826: %SYS-3-LOGGER_FLUSHING: System pausing to ensure console debugging output.
*Mar 1 00:00:12.826: %SYS-2-ASSERTION_FAILED: Assertion failed: "reg_used_xdr_portid_to_lc_logical_slot()" -Process= "Init", ipl= 0, pid= 3
-Traceback= CD2FD8 CD3724 C4E95C 1DB7C0 1DB9B0 14E9028 14E90C0 CDEB38 CDED74 981954 97854C
00:00:13 UTC Mon Mar 1 1993: Unexpected exception to CPUvector 2000, PC = 97F9C8
-Traceback= 97F9C8 97F98C 1DB7C0 1DB9B0 14E9028 14E90C0 CDEB38 CDED74 981954 97854C
=== Flushing messages (00:00:13 UTC Mon Mar 1 1993) ===
*Mar 1 00:00:13.623: %SYS-3-LOGGER_FLUSHING: System pausing to ensure console debugging output.
*Mar 1 00:00:13.245: %SYS-3-LOGGER_FLUSHED: System was paused for 00:00:00 to ensure console debugging output.
*Mar 1 00:00:13.505: %Insufficient flash filespace for extended crashinfo.
Cisco IOS Software, C3560 Software (C3560-ADVIPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.2(46)SE, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
Copyright (c) 1986-2008 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 21-Aug-08 15:26 by nachen
Debug Exception (Could be NULL pointer dereference) Exception (0x2000)!
SRR0 = 0x006121CC SRR1 = 0x00029230 SRR2 = 0x006113D4 SRR3 = 0x00021000
ESR = 0x00000000 DEAR = 0x00000000 TSR = 0x8C000000 DBSR = 0x10000000
CPU Register Context:
Vector = 0x00002000 PC = 0x0097F9C8 MSR = 0x00029230 CR = 0x48000042
LR = 0x0097F98C CTR = 0x0019E7D0 XER = 0x00000051
R0 = 0x0097F98C R1 = 0x026D0D58 R2 = 0x00000000 R3 = 0x00000000
R4 = 0xFFFFFFFE R5 = 0x00000000 R6 = 0x026D0D40 R7 = 0x00000000
R8 = 0x00000000 R9 = 0x0245B0F0 R10 = 0x02190000 R11 = 0x00000000
R12 = 0x000033BD R13 = 0x00110000 R14 = 0x00CDED14 R15 = 0x00000000
R16 = 0x00000000 R17 = 0x00000000 R18 = 0x00000000 R19 = 0x00000000
R20 = 0x00000000 R21 = 0x00000000 R22 = 0x00000000 R23 = 0x00000000
R24 = 0x00000000 R25 = 0x00000000 R26 = 0x00000000 R27 = 0x00000001
R28 = 0x0000049B R29 = 0x01A1989C R30 = 0x01BFE9C0 R31 = 0x00000000
PC = 0x0097F9C8, SP = 0x026D0D58
Frame 00: SP = 0x026D0D68 PC = 0x0097F98C
Frame 01: SP = 0x026D1030 PC = 0x00C4EA38
Frame 02: SP = 0x026D1048 PC = 0x001DB7C0
Frame 03: SP = 0x026D1098 PC = 0x001DB9B0
Frame 04: SP = 0x026D10A0 PC = 0x014E9028
Frame 05: SP = 0x026D10B8 PC = 0x014E90C0
Frame 06: SP = 0x026D10D8 PC = 0x00CDEB38
Frame 07: SP = 0x026D11E0 PC = 0x00CDED74
Frame 08: SP = 0x026D11E8 PC = 0x00981954
Frame 09: SP = 0x00000000 PC = 0x0097854C
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