I recently spent some time trying to figure out why there was an “*” (asterisk) in the CLI prompt on a Motorola RFS7000 that I had in our testlab. Jim (Motorola) explained that the Motorola WS5100 (v3.x) and the RFS7000 (v1.x) will place a “*” (asterisk) at the end of the hostname in the CLI prompt if there is a core dump file or crash log that hasn’t been cleared from memory. You can clear the dump files along with all service logs using the command “service clear all”. Once I issued this command the “*” (asterisk) disappeared from the CLI prompt and all was well again.
RFS7000*> RFS7000*>enable RFS7000*#service clear ? all Remove all core, dump and panic files aplogs Remove all local ap log files (does not clear them off the AP) clitree Remove clitree.html (created by the save-cli command) cores Remove all core files dumps Remove all dump files panics Remove all kernel panic files securitymgr Securitymgr parameters RFS7000*#>service clear all RFS7000#