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config mode is locked cisco 4507



One of our Cisco 4507 is config mode is locked.


Power consumed by backplane : 40 Watts

Mod Ports Card Type Model Serial No.
1 48 10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45) WS-X4648-RJ45-E  
2 24 1000BaseX (SFP) WS-X4624-SFP-E  
3 4 Sup 7-E 10GE (SFP+), 1000BaseX (SFP) WS-X45-SUP7-E 
4 Supervisor
5 24 1000BaseX (SFP) WS-X4624-SFP-E 

M MAC addresses Hw Fw Sw Status
1 3c08.f604.8686 to 3c08.f604.86b5 2.1 Ok
2 24e9.b3e5.dbf4 to 24e9.b3e5.dc0b 2.0 Ok
3 3c08.f620.12c0 to 3c08.f620.12c3 2.1 15.0(1r)SG5 03.04.02.SG Ok
4 Unknown Unknown Unknown Other
5 24e9.b3e5.dc3c to 24e9.b3e5.dc53 2.0 Ok

Mod Redundancy role Operating mode Redundancy status
3 Active Supervisor SSO Active
4 Standby Supervisor SSO Disabled




We connect the console on the module 4 and it's showing blank.


then we did the remove the module and put it back and it's same issue.

please find the below result:




* *
* Welcome to Rom Monitor for WS-X45-SUP7-E System. *
* Copyright (c) 2008-2011 by Cisco Systems, Inc. *
* All rights reserved. *
* *

Primary Rom Monitor Version 15.0(1r)SG5
CPU Rev: 2.2, Board Rev: 10, Board Type: 101, CPLD Moka Rev: 7.0x3718.0xb565
Chassis: WS-C4507R-E
Got Mac Address: 6c:20:56:d3:ea:ae

MAC Address : 6c-20-56-d3-ea-ae
Ip Address : Not set.
Netmask : Not set.
Gateway : Not set.
TftpServer : Not set.

***** The system will autoboot in 5 seconds *****

Type control-C to prevent autobooting.
. . . . .

******** The system will autoboot now ********

config-register = 0x2101

Autobooting using the first file from bootflash.....

loading image

Checking digital signature
bootflash:/cat4500e-universalk9.SPA.03.04.02.SG.151-2.SG2.bin: Digitally Signed Release Software with key version A

Rommon reg: 0x00004F80
Reset2Reg: 0x00000F00

Image load status: 0x00000000
Snowtrooper 155 controller 0x04506694..0x046B1A69 Size:0x0041DCD4 Program Done!
Linux version (krunyan@build-lnx-036) (gcc version 4.2.1 p7 (Cisco c4.2.1-p7)) #1 SMP Thu Sep 5 19:00:52 PDT 2013
Starting System Services

diagsk10-post version

prod: WS-X45-SUP7-E part: 73-14393-02 serial: XXXXXXX

Power-on-self-test for Module 4: WS-X45-SUP7-E

CPU Subsystem Tests ...
seeprom: Pass

Traffic: L3 Loopback ...
Test Results: Pass

Traffic: L2 Loopback ...
Test Results: Pass
post done
Exiting to ios...
Starting IOS Services
Platform Manager: acquire hwlock chassis()
Platform Manager: starting in standalone mode

VIP Collaborator

Re: config mode is locked cisco 4507


 - Further check status of redundant supervisor with :

            show redundancy states

            show redundancy


Re: config mode is locked cisco 4507

Redundant System Information :

Available system uptime = 2 days, 27 minutes
Switchovers system experienced = 0
Standby failures = 1
Last switchover reason = none

Hardware Mode = Duplex
Configured Redundancy Mode = Stateful Switchover
Operating Redundancy Mode = Stateful Switchover
Maintenance Mode = Disabled
Communications = Down Reason: Failure

Current Processor Information :
Active Location = slot 3
Current Software state = ACTIVE
Uptime in current state = 2 days, 26 minutes
Image Version = Cisco IOS Software, IOS-XE Software, Catalyst 4500 L3 Switch Software (cat4500e-UNIVERSALK9-M), Version 03.04.02.SG RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
Technical Support:
Copyright (c) 1986-2013 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Thu 05-Sep-13 19:06 by prod
BOOT = bootflash:cat4500e-universalk9.SPA.03.04.02.SG.151-2.SG2.bin,1;
Configuration register = 0x2101

Peer (slot: 4) information is not available because it is in 'DISABLED' state
VIP Collaborator

Re: config mode is locked cisco 4507


         Communications = Down Reason: Failure

Looks like the secondary is not working properly


Re: config mode is locked cisco 4507

Please advise what could be the reason for this. Please advise.

Thank you.
VIP Collaborator

Re: config mode is locked cisco 4507


 - Difficult to tell , could be hardware failure. My advise to re-seat the module (secondary supervisor), but before doing so have native console connected and watch the output when the module is inserted again. Check for errors , if any. 


Re: config mode is locked cisco 4507

We did the re seat the module and same blank screen is showing.
VIP Collaborator

Re: config mode is locked cisco 4507


 - Then as Leo said , it is probably broken and you will have to have it replaced.


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Re: config mode is locked cisco 4507

Contact Cisco TAC and organize for an RMA.
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