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Cisco Bug: CSCul95378 - Catalyst 3850 unable to boot - BIST failed. Abort init ...

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Nov 13, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco Catalyst 3850 Series Switches

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Description (partial)

Following error message is seen at bootup and the switch halts. Reloading provides the same results.
   "BIST failed. Abort init ..."

Seen on multiple code versions upon reload or initial boot.

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<key>CSCul95378</key> - Catalyst 3850 unable to boot - BIST failed. Abort init ...
Got burnt by this bug this past weekend when upgrading the IOS to 3.6.4 on my 3850 Stacks. Luckily only one of the 32 switches needed to be replaced.
Latest activity: Mar 13, 2017
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