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    HP ProCurve 5406zl Not Booting After Power Cut

    Our core switch is not booting after we had a power cut this afternoon. When power was restored I found that the 'Fault' LED [below the power LED] and the the DIM LED [on the console] were both blinking orange about once a second.

    I am waiting for HP to call me back but if anyone could point me in the right direction as to how to solve this before HP get back that would be great.

    Thanks.

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    Take one module out at a time and try turning it on. If its not one of the main modules it could half borked the management card

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    Have you tried plugging into the console port? Might throw some light onto it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    Take one module out at a time and try turning it on. If its not one of the main modules it could half borked the management card
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    Have you tried plugging into the console port? Might throw some light onto it.
    Thanks both. These are both ideas that I had not considered [I am not familiar with the switch as it has just sat there and done its job since being installed] Actually I am hoping that the problem is not too serious as it this switch holds our VLan configuration and so without it we are dead in the water.

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    If had my old one crash a couple of times randomly. I guess you have already tried the basic power cycle.

    On the management card there is a rom stick which requires flashing if the management as borked itself, although it should have 2 images on itself to roll back if the first is unusable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    If had my old one crash a couple of times randomly. I guess you have already tried the basic power cycle....
    Yes. Tried the power cycle twice. Same result.

    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    ...On the management card there is a rom stick which requires flashing if the management as borked itself, although it should have 2 images on itself to roll back if the first is unusable.
    Not sure how to do all that. I guess HP will be able to talk me through it? Will I need any hardware to do this? [a specific type of cable etc]

    Thanks.

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    You might need a new management module, we had to have a new one a few months ago, similar problem

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    Thanks. Looks like I have my hands full tomorrow.

    Night all.

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    Maybe you should look at getting a second core switch? I assume you have redundancies in your servers? Seems a waste if you don't have it in the network

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    Any news Dave?

    Console port will hopefully throw some light.

    Else take out all cards and reseat, and if that does not work take out all the line cards and restart.


    Any POE cards? it may bee that the PSU's are over subscribed due to a PSU failure.

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    Had the same problem years ago...

    Agree with most of the posts above - take all cards out and reboot the switch. If the switch boots properly, replace the cards one by one, rebooting the switch with each card you put in.

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    BTW you can backup the HP Procurve's configuration to a text file via tftp or SSH scp.

    TFTP:
    Code:
    copy run tftp 10.1.1.10 config1.cfg
    SSH (from a client PC):

    Code:
    pscp -scp -l USERNAME -pw PASSWORD -2 192.168.100.1:cfg/running-config c:\switch.cfg

    Assuming you have TFTP/SSH file transfer enabled on your switch (which you should).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    BTW you can backup the HP Procurve's configuration to a text file via tftp or SSH scp.

    TFTP:
    Code:
    copy run tftp 10.1.1.10 config1.cfg
    SSH (from a client PC):

    Code:
    pscp -scp -l USERNAME -pw PASSWORD -2 192.168.100.1:cfg/running-config c:\switch.cfg

    Assuming you have TFTP/SSH file transfer enabled on your switch (which you should).
    you can also download it from the web-interface.

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    Just for the future is your core switch on a UPS? Ours is (simlar model) after we got bored with the length of time it takes to start up after a powercut

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    you can also download it from the web-interface.
    The web interface is bloody awful and I'd suggest you avoid using it where ever possible.



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