7 Replies Latest reply on Feb 23, 2017 3:06 AM by yairi

    Please Help!!! MSX6036F-1SFR Garbled or weird characters using console port


      Hi group,



      I recently purchased a Mellanox MSX 6036 from a local company that is upgrading their hardware.. I've tried using HyperTerminal and Putty with the com port set to 9600 baud and get very strange character showing up randomly.. Another issue is when at the command line prompt the characters don't always echo back, say I type in "enable", usually I'll  get "nbl" echoed back or even less. Another issue is MGMT CPU_BOARD_MONITOR2 is displaying 57 C when all the other modules are displaying 30 C or less for temps.. When I login on the web browser everything seems to work ok.. Is something wrong with the unit or what? Below is a sample of what is displayed..


      CPU:   AMCC PowerPC 460EX Rev. B at 1000 MHz (PLB=166, OPB=83, EBC=83 MHz)

             Security/Kasumi support

             Bootstrap Option H - Boot ROM Location I2C (Addr 0x52)

             Internal PCI arbiter disabled

             32 kB I-Cache 32 kB D-Cache

      Board: Mellanox PPC460EX Board

      FDEF:  J é   ready

      DRAM:  ECC generatio  2 GB (ECC enabled, 333 MHz, CL3)

      FLASH: 16 MB

      PCI:   Bus Dev VenId DevId Class Int

      PCIE0: link is not up.


              01  00  15b3  c738  0c06  00

      , ppc_4xx_eth1•settings from EEPROM

      T–Vձсimage: 'PPC_M460EX 3.6.1002 2016-06-09 20:24:26 ppc'

      Press Enter to boot this image, or 'Ctrl B' for boot menu



      Booting default image in:  0


      }5Ñ60EX 3.6.1002 2016-06-09 20:24:26 ppc'




      : PPC_M460EX 3.6.1002 2016-06-09 20:24:26 ppc

      Starting udev: Setting clock  (utc): Sat Feb 18 05:16:13 UTC 2017 [  OK  ]

      Setting hostname localhost:  [  OK  ]

      Checking filesystems

      Checking all file systems.

      [  OK  ]

      Remounting root filesystem in read-write mode:  [  OK  ]

      ëlocal filesystems:  [  OK  ]

      Running vpart script:  [  OK  ]

      Applying file system skeletons:X®Öe…Éÿonfig .

      ×WÁÍé  [  OK  ]

      INIT: Entering runlevel: 3

      Starting system services

      Starting sx_low_level_if:      Starting sx_low_level_if:

      Loading i2c_mux_pca954x  - Success

      Loading sx_glue_if  ס‘½ - Success

      Loading cpld_handler  - Success

      Loading mellaggra_mod [  OK  ]

      Starting openibd:  ZË

                           2½Éembedded system

      Ë•Éé[  OK  ]


      BTW none of these weird characters show up when using the console port on any of my other switches ( So I'm sure it's not my hardware causing problems ).. While the switch seems functional at this point, just don't want to be stuck with a boat anchor and would like to know if under the circumstances if I should just return the switch..


      Thanks in advance..