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Grishazahid
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Catalyst WC-3548XL-EN cyclic reboot during start

Greetings!

I have found old switch at work and trying to reanimate it.

Catalyst WC-3548XL-EN goes into continious reboot, here is console logs:

Spoiler

C3500XL Boot Loader (C3500-HBOOT-M) Version 12.0(5.2)XU, MAINTENANCE INTERIM SOFTWARE
Compiled Mon 17-Jul-00 18:42 by ayounes
 starting...
Base ethernet MAC Address: 00:06:28:3c:b1:c0
Xmodem file system is available.
Initializing Flash...
flashfs[0]: 16 files, 2 directories
flashfs[0]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
flashfs[0]: Total bytes: 3612672
flashfs[0]: Bytes used: 2919936
flashfs[0]: Bytes available: 692736
flashfs[0]: flashfs fsck took 4 seconds.
...done Initializing Flash.
Boot Sector Filesystem (bs:) installed, fsid: 3
Parameter Block Filesystem (pb:) installed, fsid: 4
Loading "flash:c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC8.bin"...######################################################################################################################################################################################

File "flash:c3500xl-c3h2s-mz.120-5.WC8.bin" uncompressed and installed, entry point: 0x3000
executing...

              Restricted Rights Legend

Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is
subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph
(c) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted
Rights clause at FAR sec. 52.227-19 and subparagraph
(c) (1) (ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer
Software clause at DFARS sec. 252.227-7013.

           cisco Systems, Inc.
           170 West Tasman Drive
           San Jose, California 95134-1706

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
IOS (tm) C3500XL Software (C3500XL-C3H2S-M), Version 12.0(5)WC8, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 19-Jun-03 12:37 by antonino
Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x0034E2F4


Initializing C3500XL flash...
flashfs[1]: 16 files, 2 directories
flashfs[1]: 0 orphaned files, 0 orphaned directories
flashfs[1]: Total bytes: 3612672
flashfs[1]: Bytes used: 2919936
flashfs[1]: Bytes available: 692736
flashfs[1]: flashfs fsck took 4 seconds.
flashfs[1]: Initialization complete.
...done Initializing C3500XL flash.
C3500XL POST: System Board Test: Passed
C3500XL POST: Daughter Card Test: Passed
C3500XL POST: CPU Buffer Test: Passed
C3500XL POST: CPU Notify RAM Test: Passed
C3500XL POST: CPU Interface Test: Passed
C3500XL POST: Testing Switch Core: Passed
C3500XL POST: Testing Buffer Table: Passed
C3500XL POST: Data Buffer Test: Passed
C3500XL POST: Configuring Switch Parameters: Passed
Buffered messages:
Queued messages:
00:00:07: %SYS-3-LOGGER_FLUSHING: System pausing to ensure console debugging output.

00:00:07: CPU Interface 0 SWITCH error in received packet on queue 3

And again the same

I tried to format flash memory and then copy firmware via xmodem. Firmware was downloaded from http://tfr.org/cisco-ios/catalysts/cat3500/ (this is the only founded source where these files are located, they are already EOL). But this procedure doesn't helps, errors remains the same. Do anyone have any ideas?

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Georg Pauwen
VIP Expert

Hello,

 

to be blunt, I am afraid that your switch is toast. The error:

 

CPU Interface 0 SWITCH error in received packet on queue 3

 

indicates a hardware failure, which used to be resolved by an RMA. Since the switch is EOL/EOS, you are out of options. Keep in mind that these models have been introduced about 20 years ago, and that is how old yours could be...