We've acquired a Catalyst 5505 switch with a Supervisor III NFFC-II card from one of our other locations. Were not sure what the last admin did to it but now when we boot the switch it boots up and the System Status is ready (green) but the Active light is orange (standby). We've placed a cable on the console port but when the switch boots up it doesn't display anything at all!
Is it not displaying anything on the console because it's in standby? Shouldn't it display something on boot up? How do we get it out of standby?
Well we got the switch to power up. Instead of using a console cable that we use on a Cat 2900 we used a normal Cat5 cable instead. As soon as we booted the switch it came on and started displaying the boot sequence. Now the weird part is that unless you have PC connected to the console port with a terminal open it will not boot up! It just goes right into standby mode. Anyone ever seen this before?
We are pleased to announce availability of Beta software for 16.6.3. 16.6.3 will be the second rebuild on the 16.6 release train targeted towards Catalyst 9500/9400/9300/3850/3650 switching platforms. We are looking for early feedback from custome...