I'm having an issue with 2 of my 3560s which are not booting.
The last thing I did on both switches before it hangs was:
restarted as normal
>set vtp mode transparent
I've tried powering-off the switch and pressing the Mode button and power on.
I got to swtch: mode
It restarted past the POST but just hang halfway at the same bootp-up process as shown on the attached.
The SYST LED is Green color when it hangs.
Any ideas? Please help.
Nothing happened when I hit the Enter key multiple times.
I waited about 10-15mins assuming that it'll take a while to load but nothing happens too.
I went to switch: mode again and tried booting the image from here as shown below.
But it still hangs at the same place for both switches.
I've tried swith:boot .
But it seems I need to do swtch:flash_init before executing the switch:boot command as shown.
After this it was able to boot but it still hangs at the same place. :-(
Does this means that I have a corrupted IOS or something?
If the IOS was fine before you deleted the config, than it should still be good. Try password recovery using the link below:
and if this does not help, you may need to load a new ios using Xmodem.
I wish I was mistaken and that it could be a 3560E/X or 3750 instead. :-) Too bad I dont have budget for those. I'm pretty sure the ones that I have are WS-C3560-24PS. I will download the latest IOS and upload it using XModem to the switch to see if this solves the issue. Appreciate the advice.
Since the default xmodem speed is 9600 baud, it takes some times to download the image. You can however change the speed to 115200, so the download is a lot faster. Make sure to change it back to 9600 when you are done.
set baud 115200
I've downloaded the latest IOS file from Cisco website and did the steps below.
switch: set BAUD 115200
switch: copy xmodem: flash:c3560-ipservicesk9-mz.122-55.SE6.bin
From the HyperTerm window select the file to send via xmodem protocol.
After successfullty uploaded the new IOS in 45mins.
switch: unset BAUD
Somehow this did the trick as my switches are now able to bootup to prompt mode.
Now back to my IE lab practice!