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Cisco Bug: CSCvh66512 - N3K-C3132Q-V flashed with incorrect BIOS v 3.2.0

Last Modified

Dec 09, 2019

Products (1)

  • Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches

Known Affected Releases


Description (partial)

Unable to properly upgrade/modify the BIOS on out of the box N3K-C3132Q-V switches

-The switches are able to complete the boot up process.
-The box is able to come up without issues and can even be rebooted without bricking/breaking.

-Not able to pull/read BIOS information:

  BIOS: version  <<<<<<<<
  NXOS: version 7.0(3)I4(6)
  BIOS compile time:  <<<<<<<<<<
 NXOS image file is: bootflash:///nxos.7.0.3.I4.6.bin
  NXOS compile time:  3/9/2017 22:00:00 [03/10/2017 07:05:18]

-Upgrade/downgrade fails with:

Module 1: Refreshing compact flash and upgrading bios/loader/bootrom.
Warning: please do not remove or power off the module at this time.
-- FAIL.
Return code 0x40710008 (BIOS programming timed out).  <<<<<<<<<
CAUTION: The BIOS/loader/bootrom of above module may be in corrupted state. Please try programming it again and DO NOT reboot without programming it successfully, otherwise you have to manually take out the flash from the card and program it in a BIOS programming station. Resetting boot variables. Please wait.
Install has failed. Return code 0x40930015 (Pre-upgrade of a module failed).

Out of the box

-Issue is seen from initial boot-up:

%KERN-3-SYSTEM_MSG: [98001.071920] biosinfo checksum failed expected ff Got 8   - kernel
%KERN-3-SYSTEM_MSG: [98001.071921]  read_from_biosinfo: No Valid biosinfo - kernel
%MODULE-4-MOD_WARNING: Module 1 (Serial number) reported warning due to BIOS programming timed out in device DEV_UNDEF (device error 0x0)
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