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Offline joan1971

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Question about a very old Baystack-380 switch
« on: October 09, 2015, 08:50:26 AM »
Hello,

Among other tools, I have a Smokeping server so as to check my network. I got a big-loss notification from one of my old Baystacks, a Baystack 380-24T switch with 4 sfps. When I tried to telnet or ping the switch it was unreachable. I checked and found out that the only two end nodes (a PC and an IP Phone) that are connected to that switch, where totally fine and normally connected to the network!!!! I thought that the baystack had lost its management IP for some reason and I made plans to visit the remote site where it is, to fix it. But a few minutes later I checked out Smokeping again and I saw that the "faulty" Baystack was back online!!!!!!!!!!! I immediately logged in and issued the show sys-info command which showed: sys-uptime --> 16mis, last-reset-type --> power cycle BUT reset count 0 !!! (??)!! I am still trying to figure out what happened.. I am positively certain that the PC and phone where never disconnected form the network and that the switch did not really reboot!!!

Any ideas??? Has anyone seen anything like it??

Thank you all,

Joan.

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If it helps, this is a paste of my sys-info

 System Characteristics


Operation Mode:   Switch


MAC Address:      00-09-97-47-F7-00

Reset Count:      0
Last Reset Type:  Power Cycle
Power Status:     Primary Power

sysDescr:         BayStack 380-24T HW:01       FW:3.0.0.2   SW:v3.0.0.39
sysObjectID:      1.3.6.1.4.1.45.3.45.1
sysUpTime:        0 days, 01:03:29
sysServices:      3
sysContact:       [ sysName:          [ NODE 5 ] ]
sysName:          [ NODE 5 ]
sysLocation:      [ Panagitsa ]

Enter String: sysLocation:      [ Panagitsa ]


The sys-uptime is now a little longer  :D



Offline Telair

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Re: Question about a very old Baystack-380 switch
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2015, 01:45:27 PM »
Given how old that switch must be I am not sure I would fault it for forgetting how many reboots it has gone through.  :)

On 450's and up the only time I saw that counter reset is when the flash memory was erased.  Never had a 380 though, so not sure if they had the same ability.

Offline joan1971

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Re: Question about a very old Baystack-380 switch
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2015, 04:21:10 AM »
You made me see my baystacks as old people with Alzheimer's! :P :P :P

I believe it's time to replace my old switches! Thanks for your answer  :)

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Re: Question about a very old Baystack-380 switch
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2015, 02:12:23 PM »
Note, it was the 'first' Gig top of rack switch from Nortel.  It predates the 5510.
But, it is built off of the same software as the 470, so you have the same 497 day 32-bit VxWorks timer/management reboot issue.

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Re: Question about a very old Baystack-380 switch
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2015, 02:14:23 PM »
Disclaimer - I run one at my house...
:-)
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