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SETUP message at reload


At reload of some router platform/IOS rls I noticed following messages...(router does not have startup-config)

Cisco IOS Software, 3700 Software (C3725-ADVENTERPRISEK9-M), Version 12.4(21a), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

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Compiled Mon 29-Sep-08 18:55 by prod_rel_team


Unknown file system detected.

Use format command to format the card as DOS File System.

Or use erase command to format the card as Low End File System.

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Cisco 3725 (R7000) processor (revision 0.1) with 118784K/12288K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID XXXXXXXXXXX

R7000 CPU at 240MHz, Implementation 39, Rev 2.1, 256KB L2, 512KB L3 Cache

2 FastEthernet interfaces

2 Serial(sync/async) interfaces

DRAM configuration is 64 bits wide with parity enabled.

55K bytes of NVRAM.

16384K bytes of ATA System CompactFlash (Read/Write)

SETUP: new interface FastEthernet0/0 placed in "shutdown" state  <----------------------------- ??

SETUP: new interface Serial0/0 placed in "shutdown" state  <--------------------------------------- ??

SETUP: new interface FastEthernet0/1 placed in "shutdown" state

SETUP: new interface Serial0/1 placed in "shutdown" state

Someone can help me in understanding the meaning ?

Thanks in advance

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SETUP message at reload

These are normal messages for a router booting without configuration.

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SETUP message at reload

Thanks for the answer....

So I can guess when a router boot w/o startup-config SETUP applies a "default configuration" in which, for instance, the interfaces are administratively shutted down (as implicated by message SETUP: new interface placed in "shutdown" state these interfaces are "new" from IOS point of view)

Does it make sense ?


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SETUP message at reload

Yes. This kind of topics is also covered in documentation, standard training, etc.

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