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[solved] how to recover/restore the Cisco Nexus 7K from the loader prompt or error message “switch %$ VDC-1 %$ %POAP-2-POAP_INFO: Abort Power On Auto Provisioning and continue with normal setup ?(yes/no)[n]:”

How to recover or restore the Cisco Nexus 7 K if  you were to loose the configurations after the power outage . the most command error message you get after the power outage if it had lost the configuration is shown below

“switch %$ VDC-1 %$ %POAP-2-POAP_INFO: Abort Power On Auto Provisioning and continue with normal setup ?(yes/no)[n]:”

  1.  you can enter “Y” to continue with  the setup or  if you are prompted for the loader prompt then you will load load the ISO first and then restore the configurations
  2. Type ‘dir” at the prompt to get the list of commands

 

loader>

loader> ?
? Print the command list
boot Boot image
dir List file contents on a device
help Print the command list or the specific command usage
reboot Reboot the system
serial Serial console setting
set Set network configuration
show Show loader configuration

3. Dir will show what is on the flash

n7000-s2-dk9.6.1.2.bin
n7000-s2-dk9.6.2.2.bin
n7000-s2-kickstart.6.1.2.bin
n7000-s2-kickstart.6.2.2.bin

 

4. run this command to install the kick start software

loader>boot bootflash:n7000-s2-kickstart.6.2.2.bin

 

5. Load the code now by running the following command

switch(boot)# load bootflash:n7000-s2-dk9.6.2.2.bin

 

Once the switch is up – you will see the flooloing text

 

Abort Auto Provisioning and continue with normal setup ?(yes/no)[n]: y

—- System Admin Account Setup —-

Do you want to enforce secure password standard (yes/no) [y]: n

Enter the password for “admin”:
Confirm the password for “admin”:

Do you want to enable admin vdc (yes/no) [n]: n

—- Basic System Configuration Dialog VDC: 1 —-

This setup utility will guide you through the basic configuration of
the system. Setup configures only enough connectivity for management
of the system.

Please register Cisco Nexus7000 Family devices promptly with your
supplier. Failure to register may affect response times for initial
service calls. Nexus7000 devices must be registered to receive
entitled support services.

Press Enter at anytime to skip a dialog. Use ctrl-c at anytime
to skip the remaining dialogs.

Would you like to enter the basic configuration dialog (yes/no): n

After adding the password for the admin account then you can at point paste your config if you have a backup or start the config from scratch

 

I hope this article can provide some insight as every situation may be very different

 

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