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FixIT: How to Cleanup Cisco C3850 Series

At CentricsIT, we are your IT experts. When it comes to maintenance issues arising within your data center we are here to help. If there is an error you can’t fix, let us assist you in our monthly FixIT column. This month, we’re focusing on using Flash to Cleanup the Cisco C3850 series. Residual files may remain in the flash from previous versions. In order to clean up the past residual files, enter the Software Clean command INSTEAD of manually deleting one by one and follow the following instructions.   Before Flash Cleanup 237428736 bytes available (1302147072 bytes used) After the Cleanup Once the files you want deleted are determined you select “yes” [1 2]: Do you want to proceed with the deletion? [yes/no]: yes If you have any further [...]

FixIT: Port stuck in STP blocking state with BLK*(Type_Inc)

At CentricsIT, we are your IT experts. When any IT maintenance issue arises in your data center we are here to help. If there is an error code you can’t fix, let us assist you in our monthly FixIT column.  This month, we’re covering the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Error: Port stuck in STP blocking state with BLK*(Type_Inc). Problem: A port stuck in STP blocking state with BLK*(Type_Inc) is a type of inconsistency that might exist on an access port when it is connected to a trunk port on the other end. The port becomes BLK*(Type_Inc) to indicate that there is an incorrect configuration on the link. Use these commands to confirm the details of the STP port state for the port: Show spanning-tree interface detail <id> detail Show spanning-tree [...]

FixIT: Cisco VPN client error “Reason 442: Failed to enable Virtual Adapter”

At CentricsIT, we are your IT experts. When any IT maintenance issue arises in your data center we are here to help. If there is an error code you can’t fix, let us assist you in our monthly FixIT column. This month, we’re focusing on a common Cisco VPN client error, “Reason 442: Failed to enable Virtual Adapter”. If you have encountered this error while trying to connect to the Cisco VPN Client, we’ve listed below the steps in resolving the issue. The solution is simple. Select the “Start” button on your Windows desktop, and in the search field, type in “msc”. Once you’ve located the program “Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service”, you will need to select it and stop the application from running. Additionally, you will need to stop [...]

FixIT: Error Code Router#dir disk0: %Error opening disk0:/ (No such device)

At CentricsIT, we are your IT experts. We are here to help with any IT issue that arises in your data center. If there is an error code that you can’t fix, we can help in our monthly FixIT column. This month, we are focusing on the Cisco Error Code Router#dir disk0: %Error opening disk0:/ (No such device). Error Code: Router#dir disk0: %Error opening disk0:/ (No such device) Explanation: This error code is primarily associated with Cisco Catalyst machines that are using compact flashes. It can be attributed to an invalid DOS media or no media in slot error. FixIT: Format disk0: When given the prompt, “Format operation may take a while. Continue?” confirm. When given the prompt, “Format operation will destroy all data in ‘disk0:’”, confirm. If you are [...]