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Brocade Switch boots in runlevel 2 and will not any accept commands via CLI

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Applies to

  • Brocade FABOS 8.X


  • No command will run in CLI after login has occurred
  • Switch shows runlevel: 2 at boot

BootROM version: 3.0.32 
Copyright (C) 2017 Brocade Communication.

CPU0:  T1022E, Version: 1.1, (0x85290211)
Core:  e5500, Version: 2.1, (0x80241021)
Single Source Clock Configuration
Bypassing firmware validation.
---------mounting ramfs-------------------
root=/dev/sda1 rootfstype=ext4 console=ttyS0,9600 rootdelay=5 pcie_ports=native quiet 2
########Installing SWBD162 libhil
INIT: Entering runlevel: 2


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