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Cisco Bug: CSCvs20498 - IE3x00: Autoinstall fails to download and apply configuration from TFTP server

Last Modified

Jul 21, 2020

Products (226)

  • Cisco IOS
  • Cisco Catalyst 9300-48U-A Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 9300L-48P-4G-E Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 9300-48UXM-A Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 3650-48FS-S Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 3650-8X24PD-L Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 9300-48T-A Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 9800-40 Wireless Controller
  • Cisco Catalyst 9200L-48P-4X Switch
  • Cisco Catalyst 9300-48UN-A Switch
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Known Affected Releases

16.12.1 Gibraltar-16.12.1

Description (partial)

IE3x00 switch is being deployed via AutoInstall feature
Expectations are that IE3x00 obtains IP address necessary information from DHCP server [bootfile and tftp server address] and downloads this configuration in order to be applied
on 16.12.1/16.12.2 image this process never finishes successfully

console prompt will remain on 

         --- System Configuration Dialog ---

Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]:

and Autoinstall process does not initiate boot file download

upon checking logs the following failure will be seen

*Oct  5 00:37:11.421: AUTOINSTALL: Obtain tftp server name resolved to
*Oct  5 00:37:11.422: AUTOINSTALL: Setting hostname XXXXX from DHCP reply
*Oct  5 00:37:15.421: AUTOINSTALL: Tftp script execution not successful for Vl1.

HW: IE3x00 switch
SW: 16.12.1 or 16.12.2
Autoinstall process is used to download and apply configuration from remote TFTP server
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