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Unable to create vlan in 3550 switch

Hi All,

I am unable to create  any vlan in our 3550 switch .It seems to be a memory issue .Please help.

SW1(config)#vlan 101

%Error on initialize VLAN database 1: VTP feature not yet initialized.

SW1#sh ver

Cisco IOS Software, C3550 Software (C3550-IPSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.2(44)SE6, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Copyright (c) 1986-2009 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Mon 09-Mar-09 20:28 by gereddy

Image text-base: 0x00003000, data-base: 0x012A99FC

ROM: Bootstrap program is C3550 boot loader

SALEM-3550-SWTH uptime is 9 hours, 44 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System restarted at 00:36:06 GMT Sat Oct 19 2013

System image file is "flash:c3550-ipservicesk9-mz.122-44.SE6.bin"

SW1#sh mem

SALEM-3550-SWTH#sh memory

                Head    Total(b)     Used(b)     Free(b)   Lowest(b)  Largest(b)

Processor    1D2A360    36779168    36312044      467124      241924      215216

      I/O   80000000     8388608     3311580     5077028     4855592     4840156

SW1 #wri

%No memory available: Update of NVRAM config failed!



Arun Mohan

6 Replies 6

Milan Rai
Level 1
Level 1

Hi Arun,

What about

#erase startup-config

will that switch let you erase the startup config???

Hi Milan,

the switch  is in production now so i can't able to do it .Sorry

William Reed
Level 1
Level 1

Looks like a bad switch, maybe?

Sandeep Choudhary
VIP Alumni
VIP Alumni

Hi Arun,

That could be because of low memory. Try to set VTP in Transparent Mode

and start eliminating all unnecessary vlans.

If this now works then:

you can  tried resetting the switch and Watch the bootup messages.


that would be alot of VLANs, but good point!

VIP Alumni
VIP Alumni

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