This morning left for work and shortly after 1 of my 2 S8-POE switches “stopped working”. Came home and the ports were lit but no traffic to and from anything else on my network. Unplug and plug back it and everything was back up.
Unfortunately no logs to pull from after having switched my Syslog server IP.
Identical thing happened to me yesterday during the night with my 8 port switch. At 4.30am GMT I received an email to say my switch had gone offline. Port lights were on and I believe the APs were powered but connectivity had been lost.
This occurred within about 12 hours of installing the new POE firmware.
I pulled the power to reboot it and everything came back up and has been fine ever since.
I don’t currently have SSH keys enabled so not able to access anything. This is the first time this has happened to me and hopefully just a one off. Something must have crashed.
Here is an article on setting up SSH keys. Of course, this will need to be done when the switch is in a normal, operating state. Once done, or if the switch is operational, I can either provide a command to make logs persist a bit more or do the command myself; the latter would require an invite to the site.
SSH is configured now, didn’t realize the
Is the command: touch /cfg/.persistent.log ?
Assuming the logs persist a reboot once this command is run? Also will these rotate so I don’t have a space issue?
Correct on all counts. touch /cfg/.persistent.log will create an empty file named .persistent.log which the preceding period makes it hidden from a normal ls command. (I’m sure you know this but throwing it out there for those that may not). This will rotate /var/log/messages up to 3 times (you end up with messages.1 messages.2 and the normal messages) when the device restarts, which doesn’t fill up the AP/switch’s storage. Obviously there’s logic here to rotate the files so it’s not infallible but it’s something to try to retain logs.
Thanks for looking into this.
Port on the router, the router itself shows no issues, just logs of duplicate leases during the 2/12 outage. example below
I’ll move the cable to another port on the Alta switch and see what happens.
Feb 12 10:45:16 EdgeRouter-X-5-Port dhcpd3: uid lease 192.168.1.46 for client 00:b0:4c:36:0a:36 is duplicate on LAN
Feb 12 12:51:30 EdgeRouter-X-5-Port dhcpd3: uid lease 192.168.1.40 for client 00:b0:4c:36:0b:89 is duplicate on LAN