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jr
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Registered: ‎10-12-2013

fail to link ICX 6610 and ICX 6430 with link-aggregate (1 side Ope, other site Ina)

Hello,

So I try to connect two switches together, a stack of two ICX 6610, and an ICX 6430, with two ports on each side in a trunk (link-aggregate).

Here are the lines in the config of the 6610 for the ports 1/1/4 and 2/1/4 which are in a trunk :

interface ethernet 1/1/4

link-aggregate configure key 10004

link-aggregate active

interface ethernet 2/1/4

link-aggregate configure key 10004

link-aggregate active

And the "corresponding" lines on the 6430 (ports 1/1/1 and 1/1/2 are aggregated) :

interface ethernet 1/1/1                                               

link-aggregate configure key 10000                                    

link-aggregate active                                                 

                                         

interface ethernet 1/1/2                                               

link-aggregate configure key 10000                                    

link-aggregate active                                                 

                    

The command "sh link-agg" on the two switches are :

on the ICX 6610 :

Port 

1/1/4       1        1    10004   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  No   No   Ina

2/1/4       1        1    10004   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  No   No   Ina

on the ICX 6430 :

Port 

1/1/1       1        1    10000   Yes   L   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  No   No   Ope

1/1/2       1        1    10000   Yes   L   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  No   No   Ope

As you can see the 6430 is doing well and linking the two ports. But on the other side, the trunk is not up. It's marked "Ina" = inactive.

A "sh trunk" on the ICX 6610 doesn't show the trunk on the port 1/1/4 and 2/1/4.

It's working fine on a ICX 6430 P who is configured the same way so I don't think it's a typo or whatever. I use copy/paste to deploy the configs on both the switches. I never encountered this issue before.

The commands "trunk deploy" or "clear link-aggregate" do not change anything, rebooting or drinking more coffee neither.

I tried on another 6430 and I got the exact same result (Ope on the 6430 side, and Ina on the 6610's side).

I don't know the commands to debug the trunk. I tried to attach the 6430 on other ports on the 6610, disable the link-aggregation, rebuild it, I even cleared the whole configuration on the 6430 before rebuilding the trunk.

The ICX 6610 uses the firmware version ver 07.3.00cT7f1 and the 6430 has the ver 07.4.00bT311. But the 6430P has the same 07.4 version so I don't think it's a version bug or mismatch.

I tried to setup the same vlans on the interfaces (tagged) on the 6430 and the corresponding ones on the 6610, not working better.

Do you know the commands that can help me debug the link-aggregation on the ICX 6610 ?

Any idea of what could cause the link to be inactive on the 6610 and active on the 6430 ?

Thank you

Julien

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Registered: ‎12-13-2009

Re: fail to link ICX 6610 and ICX 6430 with link-aggregate (1 side Ope, other site Ina)

Please make one side passive. Also use command show lacp as show trunk is for older style and removed in ver 8 code (in case you upgrade)

jr
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Registered: ‎10-12-2013

Re: fail to link ICX 6610 and ICX 6430 with link-aggregate (1 side Ope, other site Ina)

Hello Michael and thank your for your answer. I tried setting the link-aggregate passive on the 6430 but it's still the same. I think I already tried it before

I don't have the sh lacp command Only sh trunk or sh link-aggregate.

On the 6430 :

swsrv2#sh trunk                                                              

                                                                             

Configured trunks:                                                           

                                                                             

Trunk ID: 1                                                                  

Hw Trunk ID: 1                                                               

Ports_Configured: 2                                                          

Primary Port Monitored: Jointly                                              

                                                                             

Ports   PortName Port_Status Monitor Rx_Mirr Tx_Mirr Monitor_Dir             

1/1/1   none     enable      off     N/A     N/A     N/A                     

1/1/2   none     enable      off     N/A     N/A     N/A                     

                                                                             

Operational trunks:                                                          

                                                                             

Trunk ID: 1                                                                  

Hw Trunk ID: 1                                                               

Duplex: Full                                                                 

Speed: 1G                                                                    

Tag: Yes                                                                     

Priority: level0                                                             

Active Ports: 2                                                              

                                                                             

Ports   Link_Status port_state LACP_Status                                   

1/1/1   active      Forward    ready                                         

1/1/2   active      Forward    ready                                         


On the 6610 :


telnet@swc#sh trunk

Configured trunks:

Trunk ID: 1

Hw Trunk ID: 3

Ports_Configured: 2

Primary Port Monitored: Jointly

Ports         1/1/1   2/1/2  

Port Names    none    none   

Port_Status   enable  enable 

Monitor       off     off    

Rx Mirr Port  N/A     N/A    

Tx Mirr Port  N/A     N/A    

Monitor Dir   N/A     N/A    

Trunk ID: 2

Hw Trunk ID: 2

Ports_Configured: 2

Primary Port Monitored: Jointly

Ports         1/1/2   2/1/1  

Port Names    none    none   

Port_Status   enable  enable                                     

Monitor       off     off    

Rx Mirr Port  N/A     N/A    

Tx Mirr Port  N/A     N/A    

Monitor Dir   N/A     N/A    

Trunk ID: 10

Hw Trunk ID: 1

Ports_Configured: 2

Primary Port Monitored: Jointly

Ports         1/1/10  2/1/10 

Port Names    none    none   

Port_Status   enable  enable 

Monitor       off     off    

Rx Mirr Port  N/A     N/A    

Tx Mirr Port  N/A     N/A    

Monitor Dir   N/A     N/A    

Operational trunks:

Trunk ID: 1

Hw Trunk ID: 3

Duplex: Full                                                     

Speed: 1G

Tag: Yes

Priority: level0

Active Ports: 2

Ports         1/1/1   2/1/2  

Link_Status   active  active 

port_state    Forward Forward

LACP_Status   ready   ready  

Trunk ID: 2

Hw Trunk ID: 2

Duplex: Full

Speed: 1G

Tag: Yes

Priority: level0

Active Ports: 2

Ports         1/1/2   2/1/1  

Link_Status   active  active 

port_state    Forward Forward

LACP_Status   ready   ready  

                                                                 

Trunk ID: 10

Hw Trunk ID: 1

Duplex: Full

Speed: 1G

Tag: Yes

Priority: level0

Active Ports: 2

Ports         1/1/10  2/1/10 

Link_Status   active  active 

port_state    Forward Forward

LACP_Status   ready   ready  

As you can see, I cannot see the trunk on the 6610's side. It should appear on the ports 1/1/4 and 2/1/4.

Again, the show link-aggregate on the 6610 show this :

telnet@swc#sh link-agg

System ID: 748e.f8ff.933e

Long  timeout: 90, default: 90

Short timeout: 3, default: 3

Port 

1/1/1       1        1    10000   Yes   L   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  No   No   Ope

1/1/2       1        1    10000   Yes   L   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  No   No   Ope

1/1/3       1        1    10003   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

1/1/4       1        1    10004   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  No   No   Ina

1/1/5       1        1    10005   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

1/1/6       1        1    10006   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

1/1/7       1        1    10007   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

1/1/8       1        1    10008   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

1/1/9       1        1    10009   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

1/1/10      1        1    10010   Yes   L   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  No   No   Ope

1/1/11      1        1    10011   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

1/1/12      1        1    10012   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

2/1/1       1        1    10000   Yes   L   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  No   No   Ope

2/1/2       1        1    10000   Yes   L   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  No   No   Ope

2/1/3       1        1    10003   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

2/1/4       1        1    10004   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  No   No   Ina

2/1/5       1        1    10005   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

2/1/6       1        1    10006   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

2/1/7       1        1    10007   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

2/1/8       1        1    10008   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

2/1/9       1        1    10009   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

2/1/10      1        1    10010   Yes   L   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  No   No   Ope

2/1/11      1        1    10011   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

2/1/12      1        1    10012   Yes   S   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  Def  No   Dwn

And the sh link-agg on the 6430 :

swsrv2#sh link-agg                                                            

System ID: cc4e.2426.ccc0                                                     

Long  timeout: 90, default: 90                                                

Short timeout: 3, default: 3                                                  

Port   

1/1/1       1        1    10000   No    L   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  No   No   Ope 

1/1/2       1        1    10000   No    L   Agg  Syn  Col  Dis  No   No   Ope

It's really strange since it's working fine from the beginning on a 6430P and I did the exact same things. The 6430P is connected on the ports 1/1/10 and 2/1/10 of the 6610, we see that the link is "Ope" on the sh link-agg on the 6610. On the other two switches I use, (they are two 6430, and have the same firmware than the 6430P), I only get an "Ina" link.

Any other idea ?

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Re: fail to link ICX 6610 and ICX 6430 with link-aggregate (1 side Ope, other site Ina)

Ok on a plane with no access to the manual, but try 2 ports on the 6610 in module 1 . E.g 1/1/1 and 1/1/2 (as I do not remember if port 2/1/4 needs a license)

Also ly bad, no show lacp, it is show link-agg

jr
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Re: fail to link ICX 6610 and ICX 6430 with link-aggregate (1 side Ope, other site Ina)

ok I will try this.

Anyway it's working fine on other ports of the 6610 (1/1/10 and 2/1/10) so it should not be a license issue . The 2/1/4 is just an ethernet port on the second unit of the stack, I'm not using any GBIC ports.

Enjoy your flight

jr
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Re: fail to link ICX 6610 and ICX 6430 with link-aggregate (1 side Ope, other site Ina)

Hmm it's working fine with 1/1/13 and 1/1/14. Your idea was good

So link-agg are :

- "not working" on 1/1/3 + 2/1/3 (different units of the stack)

- "working" on 1/1/10 + 2/1/10 (different units of the stack)

- "working" on 1/1/13 + 1/1/14 (same unit of the stack)

I so much would like to debug this thing to at least have an error message or something...

Of course the main idea was to use a trunk with two ports on different units of the stack, I don't really need more than 1G, it's just to avoid a SPOF. Do you know the commands to debug here ? Or do you think it will be unreadable for an average human ?

Anyway, it's late here in Paris so I'm going home. Will continue to investigate tomorrow.

Thank you for your help anyway !

Cheers

Julien

jr
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Registered: ‎10-12-2013

Re: fail to link ICX 6610 and ICX 6430 with link-aggregate (1 side Ope, other site Ina)

OK simply the vlans were not defined the same way on the two ports used in the trunk so the ICX would not enable LACP on these two ports of course.

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