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MainbMainboard authentication failed

malhalafi
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Level 1

I have issues with our switch, including an appearance notification that says "MainbMainboard authentication failed." Abort init... 

and I open tieckt with cisco and request me provide below information :

  • switch:set
  • switch:version
  • switch:gettlv
  • switch:dir flash:

but I can't provide this information because of this problem.

 

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Kindly provide the serial number of the switch. 

IMPORTANT:  I only want to see the first seven characters of the serial number.  Leave the last four characters out.

Contact Cisco TAC and organize for an RMA. 

 

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@Rdph8214 wrote:

 

Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...


Contact Cisco TAC and organize for an RMA.  
This is a very well known problem and the only solution is to RMA the switch.

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Leo Laohoo
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Console into the switch and reboot. 
Post the entire boot-up process.

Hi, Leo 

I try that but same result 


@malhalafi wrote:

I try that but same result 


Let us be the judge of that. 
I want to see the boot-up process.

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Kindly provide the serial number of the switch. 

IMPORTANT:  I only want to see the first seven characters of the serial number.  Leave the last four characters out.

Contact Cisco TAC and organize for an RMA. 

 

serial number :FCW2219

and what's mean (RMA)??


@malhalafi wrote:

serial number :FCW2219


Contact Cisco TAC and tell them the switch is dead.  
RMA means TAC will send a replacement for free.

I was already suggested you for  raise a RMA for the device replacement with cisco tac couple of bugs reported for the same and cisco already recommended to raise RMA ticket for that.

 

Thanks,
Jitendra

Hello!

It's the same story.

Hi Nordovv,

What was it?

or the same problem.

marce1000
VIP
VIP

 

 - FYI : https://bst.cloudapps.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCvg48819

 M.



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Rdph8214
Level 1
Level 1

Hello
I have a similar problem, I have a 3650-48PQ-S switch with IOS cat3k_caa-universalk9.16.09.04.SPA.bin try to upgrade it to cat3k_caa-universalk9.16.12.07.SPA.bin version. But this generated the following problem.

Booting...Initializing RAM +++++++@@@@@@@@++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Interface GE 0 link down***ERROR: PHY link is down
The "IP_ADDR" environment variable is not set.

flashfs[7]: Checking block 43...bad block number (17747)
flashfs[7]: erasing block 43...done.
flashfs[7]: Checking block 44...bad block number (770)
flashfs[7]: erasing block 44...
flashfs[7]: erasing block, flash handle 0x534006f4, device 0, offset 0x3f0000: Operation Failed
The system encountered an error during initialization of the filesystem.
The following commands will initialize the filesystem, and finish
loading the operating system software:

flash_init
boot


switch:

I tried to load the old image by means of a usb and at the moment of loading the usb I got the following error

 

switch: boot
Reading full image into memory.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................done
Bundle Image
--------------------------------------
Kernel Address : 0x537966c4
Kernel Size : 0x3684e0/3572960
Initramfs Address : 0x53afeba4
Initramfs Size : 0x19b595c/26958172
Compression Format: mzip

Bootable image at @ ram:0x537966c4
Bootable image segment 0 address range [0x81100000, 0x81c14630] is in range [0x80180000, 0x90000000].
@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@
File "usbflash0:cat3k_caa-universalk9.16.09.04.SPA.bin" uncompressed and installed, entry point: 0x816e4a80
Loading Linux kernel with entry point 0x816e4a80 ...
Bootloader: Done loading app on core_mask: 0xf

### Launching Linux Kernel (flags = 0x5)

Jul 26 18:03:50.073: %BOOT-3-SYSD_STARTFAIL: R0/0: Failed to launch boot task boothelper_autoupgrade.service ( exit-code )
Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...

Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...

Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...

Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...

Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...

Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...

Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...

Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...

Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...

Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...

Mainboard hardware authentication failed. Abort init ...

Could you help me?

Rdph8214
Level 1
Level 1

In startup mode I can't load flash

switch: flash_init
Initializing Flash...

flashfs[7]: Checking block 44...bad block number (770)
flashfs[7]: erasing block 44...
flashfs[7]: erasing block, flash handle 0x534006f4, device 0, offset 0x3f0000: Operation Failed...done Initializing Flash.

 

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