How do i get a bootable image to a ME360X Metro Ethernet switch

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Jan 31st, 2012

Hi all,

today my sw upgrade procedure failed on a ME3600 Series switch.

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Interrupt within 5 seconds to abort boot process.

Loading "flash:/update/me360x-universalk9-mz.151-2.EY/me360x-universalk9-mz.151-

2.EY.bin"...@@@@@@@@@@@<.................>

@@@@@@@@@@@
Error loading "flash:/update/me360x-universalk9-mz.151-2.EY/me360x-universalk9-m
z.151-2.EY.bin"

Interrupt within 5 seconds to abort boot process.
Boot process failed...

The system is unable to boot automatically.  The BOOT
environment variable needs to be set to a bootable
image.

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From the past with LAN switches i thought that we need to set IP settings manually in ROMMON and then load remotely an IOS via TFTP.

But it seems that this is not supported there. Am i right?

So now i would like to ask how can i bring a bootable IOS to the ME3600 switch. and at least: how can i bring back my switch to life.

Thanks for your answers in advance

Dieter

switch: set IP_ADDR 10.14.4.200/255.255.254.0

switch: ping 10.1.16.7
ping 10.1.16.7 with 32 bytes of data ...
Err: emac_phy_autonegotiation: timed out.
Err: ether_send: no link.
Err: emac_phy_autonegotiation: timed out.
Err: ether_send: no link.
Err: emac_phy_autonegotiation: timed out.

--> after connecting to MGMT interface error message changed:

request timed out

request timed out

timed out, no answer from ........

I could imagine that there is a missing default gateway.

But what is the syntax for default gateway?

and after i have connectivity i need further help for the process of loading a bootable image to the switch.

thanks again

Dieter

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Richard Burts Tue, 01/31/2012 - 11:41

Dieter

I am concerned about these messages:

Err: emac_phy_autonegotiation: timed out.

Err: ether_send: no link.

Err: emac_phy_autonegotiation: timed out.

Err: ether_send: no link.

Err: emac_phy_autonegotiation: timed out.

it looks like it is saying that there is not a connection on the interface that it is trying to use. Can you verify that there is a connection that is valid?

HTH

Rick

joepena2012 Tue, 01/31/2012 - 23:57

Hi Richard,

thanks for checking.

Your right, interface connectivity should be active.

This is done meanwhile.

I need to have a guide for setting IP settings via bootloader and than loading the IOS via TFTP.

thanks for helping

Dieter

Richard Burts Wed, 02/01/2012 - 12:25

Dieter

I believe that you can issue the command

set

and it will display the current setting of its various parameters, including IP address, mask, an default gateway. You can then use the set command with an appropriate parameter to set the various parameters that you need. Then you might use the ping command to demonstrate IP connectivity before attempting to copy the image file with TFTP.

HTH

Rick

pieterj@is.co.za Wed, 07/24/2013 - 19:08

Hi Guys

So it seems the correct way to TFTP boot a ME3600 is not well documented. Im sure this will be usefull to someone else in the future.

This is what worked for me

flash_init

mgmt_init

set IP_ADDR 10.124.29.3/255.255.255.0

boot tftp://10.124.29.1/me360x_t-universal-mz.153.bin

The following doc may also be useful

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/metro/me3600x_3800x/software/release/12.2_52_ey/command/reference/bootldr.pdf

Richard Burts Wed, 07/24/2013 - 19:56

Thanks for posting the details of the steps that worked for you to be able to tftp boot the switch.

HTH

Rick

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