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Nov 23, 2010

Port Console : Prompt "CFE>"

Hello,

 

 

I have a problem with my BigIP 6900. The appliance is working well but I can't connect to the console port and it's blocked me to do an update.

 

 

When I am connecting to the console I don't see the bigip prompt but I am seeing this prompt :

 

 

CFE>

 

CFE>

 

CFE>

 

CFE>

 

CFE> ?

 

Invalid command: "?" Available commands: testheap, reset, echo, countdown, passthru, set, sleep, loop, erase, flash, memtest64, memtest32, f, e, d, u, reserve, batch, go, boot, load, save, ping, arp, ifconfig, show, unsetenv, printenv, setenv, help *** command status = -1

 

CFE>

 

 

 

When I do an aomreset reset I see that :

 

 

!

 

HELO

 

CPUI

 

L1CI

 

DRAM

 

COPY

 

RELO

 

ZBSS

 

L12F

 

GRel

 

MAIN

 

KMEM

 

CONS

 

FLS[

 

Bad 'baudrate' value "(null)", using default 19200

 

EXCS

 

CIOK

 

 

CFE version 1.5.1 for F5AOM (32bit,SP,LE,MIPS) [nub] Build Date: Tue Aug 26 11:04:50 PDT 2008 (f5cm@build10) Copyright (C) 2000,2001,2002,2003,2004,2005 Broadcom Corporation.

 

 

AREN

 

Initializing Arena.

 

DEVI

 

Initializing Devices.

 

CPU type 0x29006: 200MHz

 

Total memory: 0x4000000 bytes (64MB)

 

 

Total memory used by CFE: 0x83D00000 - 0x83F354C0 (2315456)

 

Initialized Data: 0x83D31100 - 0x83D32CF0 (7152)

 

BSS Area: 0x83D32CF0 - 0x83D334C0 (2000)

 

Local Heap: 0x83D334C0 - 0x83F334C0 (2097152)

 

Stack Area: 0x83F334C0 - 0x83F354C0 (8192)

 

Text (code) segment: 0x83D00000 - 0x83D30AB0 (199344)

 

Boot area (physical): 0x03CBF000 - 0x03CFF000

 

Relocation Factor: I:E4100000 - D:E4100000

 

ENVI

 

 

CFE

 

CFE

 

CFE>

 

 

 

What can I do to get back the control of my BipIP from the console ?

 

 

Thanks !

 

 

David

 

 

 

1 Reply

  • Hi David,

     

     

    I suggest you open a case with F5 Support. They can reference C751160 for some possible steps to resolving this issue.

     

     

    Aaron