6450 stack w/8030n issues?

  • 1
  • Question
  • Updated 4 months ago
I'm working on setting up a 4 unit stack of ICX 6450-48s.  Firmware installed is 8.0.3n - Routing.  I am getting a continuous stream of the following entries to the console port:

T=17h5m20.1: Election, was active, no change, ID=1, pri=128, 4U(1-4), A=u1, nbr#=3 3, reason: u2: port-up, ,
T=17h5m57.7: Election, was active, no change, ID=1, pri=128, 4U(1-4), A=u1, nbr#=3 3, reason: u2: port-up, ,
T=17h7m59.8: Election, was active, no change, ID=1, pri=128, 4U(1-4), A=u1, nbr#=3 3, reason: u2: port-dw, ,
T=17h8m9.4: 1/2/1 goes down. delete direction 0, trigger election
T=17h11m20.3: Election, was active, no change, ID=1, pri=128, 4U(1-4), A=u1, nbr#=3 3, reason: u2: port-up, ,
T=17h13m56.9: Election, was active, no change, ID=1, pri=128, 4U(1-4), A=u1, nbr#=3 3, reason: u2: port-dw, ,
T=17h17m9.5: 1/2/1 goes down. delete direction 0, trigger election
T=17h17m38.5: Election, was active, no change, ID=1, pri=128, 4U(1-4), A=u1, nbr#=3 3, reason: u2: port-dw, ,

In addition the input errors and CRC numbers are steadily increasing.

I'm using the standard 1m stacking cables.

Does anyone know what might be happening?  Is there a different version of firmware (earlier/later) that I should be using instead?

Any help is appreciated.

Todd
Photo of TODD ADAMSON

TODD ADAMSON

  • 7 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like

Posted 5 months ago

  • 1
Photo of Ben

Ben, Employee

  • 47 Posts
  • 8 Reply Likes
If a stack port flaps or loses communication, it will trigger an election. You need to clean up the stack ports if you are seeing errors. What is the media type? Have you tried other cables? Can you gather the following:

show stack
show stat e 1/2/1 e 1/2/3 e 2/2/1 e 2/2/3 (assuming these are the stack ports)
dm statistic
show media
show log
Photo of TODD ADAMSON

TODD ADAMSON

  • 7 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
dm statistic shows the following info for the relevant stack ports:
123-0-0-0(1/2/1)
31-0-0-0(1/2/3)
3-0-0-0(2/2/1)
3-0-0-0(2/2/3)
5-0-0-0(3/2/1)
5-0-0-0(3/2/3)
3-0-0-0(4/2/1)
3-0-0-0(4/2/3)

Show Media:
show media | ex M-C
Port 1/2/1:  Type : 1GE Twinax   1m (SFP)
Port 1/2/3:  Type : 1GE Twinax   1m (SFP)
Port 2/2/1:  Type : 1GE Twinax   1m (SFP)
Port 2/2/3:  Type : 1GE Twinax   1m (SFP)
Port 3/2/1:  Type : 1GE Twinax   1m (SFP)
Port 3/2/3:  Type : 1GE Twinax   1m (SFP)
Port 4/2/1:  Type : 1GE Twinax   1m (SFP)
Port 4/2/3:  Type : 1GE Twinax   1m (SFP)

Show stack:
ID   Type          Role    Mac Address    Pri State   Comment
1  S ICX6450-48    active  609c.9f92.5dc0 128 local   Ready
2  S ICX6450-48    member  609c.9f92.6680   0 remote  Ready
3  S ICX6450-48    member  609c.9f92.66c0   0 remote  Ready, standby if reloaded
4  S ICX6450-48    member  609c.9f92.6200   0 remote  Ready

    active
     +---+        +---+        +---+        +---+
 -2/1| 1 |2/3--2/1| 4 |2/3--2/1| 3 |2/3--2/1| 2 |2/3-
 |   +---+        +---+        +---+        +---+   |
 |                                                  |
 |--------------------------------------------------|
Note: There is no standby. Reason: u2: unknown, u3: unknown, u4: unknown,
Current stack management MAC is 609c.9f92.5dc0


show stat
Port       Link    State   Dupl Speed Trunk Tag Pvid Pri MAC             Name
1/2/1      Up      Forward Full 10G   None  No  N/A  0   609c.9f92.5df1

 Port 1/2/1 Counters:
         InOctets            669139368           OutOctets             23361464
           InPkts               491349             OutPkts               158425
  InBroadcastPkts                    0    OutBroadcastPkts                    0
  InMulticastPkts               491349    OutMulticastPkts               158425
    InUnicastPkts                    0      OutUnicastPkts                    0
        InBadPkts               224304
      InFragments                    0
       InDiscards                    0           OutErrors                    0
              CRC               224304          Collisions                    0
         InErrors                30455      LateCollisions                    0
      InGiantPkts                    0
      InShortPkts                    0
         InJabber                    0
   InFlowCtrlPkts                    0     OutFlowCtrlPkts                    0
     InBitsPerSec              1587096       OutBitsPerSec                42312
     InPktsPerSec                  145       OutPktsPerSec                   44
    InUtilization                0.01%      OutUtilization                0.00%

Port       Link    State   Dupl Speed Trunk Tag Pvid Pri MAC             Name
1/2/3      Up      Forward Full 10G   None  No  N/A  0   609c.9f92.5df3

 Port 1/2/3 Counters:
         InOctets            137094532           OutOctets             12410120
           InPkts               253079             OutPkts                39417
  InBroadcastPkts                    0    OutBroadcastPkts                    0
  InMulticastPkts               253079    OutMulticastPkts                39417
    InUnicastPkts                    0      OutUnicastPkts                    0
        InBadPkts                12203
      InFragments                    0
       InDiscards                    0           OutErrors                    0
              CRC                12203          Collisions                    0
         InErrors                 1426      LateCollisions                    0
      InGiantPkts                    0
      InShortPkts                    0
         InJabber                    0
   InFlowCtrlPkts                    0     OutFlowCtrlPkts                    0
     InBitsPerSec               331328       OutBitsPerSec                26888
     InPktsPerSec                   76       OutPktsPerSec                   11
    InUtilization                0.00%      OutUtilization                0.00%

Port       Link    State   Dupl Speed Trunk Tag Pvid Pri MAC             Name
2/2/1      Up      Forward Full 10G   None  No  N/A  0   609c.9f92.66b1

 Port 2/2/1 Counters:
         InOctets             62319460           OutOctets              4065972
           InPkts               118924             OutPkts                12774
  InBroadcastPkts                    0    OutBroadcastPkts                    0
  InMulticastPkts               118924    OutMulticastPkts                12774
    InUnicastPkts                    0      OutUnicastPkts                    0
        InBadPkts                 2102
      InFragments                    0
       InDiscards                    0           OutErrors                    0
              CRC                 2102          Collisions                    0
         InErrors                  255      LateCollisions                    0
      InGiantPkts                    0
      InShortPkts                    0
         InJabber                    0
   InFlowCtrlPkts                    0     OutFlowCtrlPkts                    0
     InBitsPerSec               144760       OutBitsPerSec                 9856
     InPktsPerSec                   35       OutPktsPerSec                    3
    InUtilization                0.00%      OutUtilization                0.00%


Port       Link    State   Dupl Speed Trunk Tag Pvid Pri MAC             Name
2/2/3      Up      Forward Full 10G   None  No  N/A  0   609c.9f92.66b3

 Port 2/2/3 Counters:
         InOctets              8487136           OutOctets            327235660
           InPkts                39114             OutPkts               362168
  InBroadcastPkts                    0    OutBroadcastPkts                    0
  InMulticastPkts                39114    OutMulticastPkts               362168
    InUnicastPkts                    0      OutUnicastPkts                    0
        InBadPkts                 6928
      InFragments                    3
       InDiscards                    0           OutErrors                    0
              CRC                 6928          Collisions                    0
         InErrors                 1982      LateCollisions                    0
      InGiantPkts                    0
      InShortPkts                    0
         InJabber                    0
   InFlowCtrlPkts                    0     OutFlowCtrlPkts                    0
     InBitsPerSec                17024       OutBitsPerSec               912552
     InPktsPerSec                   12       OutPktsPerSec                  125
    InUtilization                0.00%      OutUtilization                0.00%

Port       Link    State   Dupl Speed Trunk Tag Pvid Pri MAC             Name
3/2/1      Up      Forward Full 10G   None  No  N/A  0   609c.9f92.66f1

 Port 3/2/1 Counters:
         InOctets              4682052           OutOctets              3859780
           InPkts                12553             OutPkts                11721
  InBroadcastPkts                    0    OutBroadcastPkts                    0
  InMulticastPkts                12553    OutMulticastPkts                11721
    InUnicastPkts                    0      OutUnicastPkts                    0
        InBadPkts                  564
      InFragments                    0
       InDiscards                    0           OutErrors                    0
              CRC                  564          Collisions                    0
         InErrors                   85      LateCollisions                    0
      InGiantPkts                    0
      InShortPkts                    0
         InJabber                    0
   InFlowCtrlPkts                    0     OutFlowCtrlPkts                    0
     InBitsPerSec                 8448       OutBitsPerSec                 8560
     InPktsPerSec                    3       OutPktsPerSec                    3
    InUtilization                0.00%      OutUtilization                0.00%

Port       Link    State   Dupl Speed Trunk Tag Pvid Pri MAC             Name
3/2/3      Up      Forward Full 10G   None  No  N/A  0   609c.9f92.66f3

 Port 3/2/3 Counters:
         InOctets              4225704           OutOctets             66324944
           InPkts                12550             OutPkts               127644
  InBroadcastPkts                    0    OutBroadcastPkts                    0
  InMulticastPkts                12550    OutMulticastPkts               127644
    InUnicastPkts                    0      OutUnicastPkts                    0
        InBadPkts                  630
      InFragments                    0
       InDiscards                    0           OutErrors                    0
              CRC                  630          Collisions                    0
         InErrors                   84      LateCollisions                    0
      InGiantPkts                    0
      InShortPkts                    0
         InJabber                    0
   InFlowCtrlPkts                    0     OutFlowCtrlPkts                    0
     InBitsPerSec                10392       OutBitsPerSec               160280
     InPktsPerSec                    3       OutPktsPerSec                   38
    InUtilization                0.00%      OutUtilization                0.00%

Port       Link    State   Dupl Speed Trunk Tag Pvid Pri MAC             Name
4/2/1      Up      Forward Full 10G   None  No  N/A  0   609c.9f92.6231

 Port 4/2/1 Counters:
         InOctets             11070496           OutOctets            120893080
           InPkts                34259             OutPkts               234044
  InBroadcastPkts                    0    OutBroadcastPkts                    0
  InMulticastPkts                34259    OutMulticastPkts               234044
    InUnicastPkts                    0      OutUnicastPkts                    0
        InBadPkts                  367
      InFragments                    0
       InDiscards                    0           OutErrors                    0
              CRC                  367          Collisions                    0
         InErrors                   42      LateCollisions                    0
      InGiantPkts                    0
      InShortPkts                    0
         InJabber                    0
   InFlowCtrlPkts                    0     OutFlowCtrlPkts                    0
     InBitsPerSec                22976       OutBitsPerSec               284928
     InPktsPerSec                    9       OutPktsPerSec                   69
    InUtilization                0.00%      OutUtilization                0.00%

Port       Link    State   Dupl Speed Trunk Tag Pvid Pri MAC             Name
4/2/3      Up      Forward Full 10G   None  No  N/A  0   609c.9f92.6233

 Port 4/2/3 Counters:
         InOctets              7730792           OutOctets              8668060
           InPkts                23077             OutPkts                26172
  InBroadcastPkts                    0    OutBroadcastPkts                    0
  InMulticastPkts                23077    OutMulticastPkts                26172
    InUnicastPkts                    0      OutUnicastPkts                    0
        InBadPkts                  510
      InFragments                    0
       InDiscards                    0           OutErrors                    0
              CRC                  510          Collisions                    0
         InErrors                   60      LateCollisions                    0
      InGiantPkts                    0
      InShortPkts                    0
         InJabber                    0
   InFlowCtrlPkts                    0     OutFlowCtrlPkts                    0
     InBitsPerSec                17824       OutBitsPerSec                18800
     InPktsPerSec                    6       OutPktsPerSec                    7
    InUtilization                0.00%      OutUtilization                0.00%
Photo of Ben

Ben, Employee

  • 47 Posts
  • 8 Reply Likes
Looks like layer 1 port flaps to me. Left most column is layer 1 (physical) transitions:

123-0-0-0(1/2/1) 
31-0-0-0(1/2/3)

Have you tried other cables?
(Edited)
Photo of TODD ADAMSON

TODD ADAMSON

  • 7 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
I only have the 4.  One of my future troubleshooting steps was to try them one at a time.  I'll try it sooner rather than later and report the results.
Photo of Ben

Ben, Employee

  • 47 Posts
  • 8 Reply Likes
Sounds good. It's interesting that all of the connections show CRC errors. Bad batch of cables maybe?
Photo of TODD ADAMSON

TODD ADAMSON

  • 7 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
Well, I tried each of the 4 cables with different switch/port parings, and the CRC errors occur for each test.  So it could be bad cables, bad stacking ports, or still possible bad firmware.  I'lll have to try some earlier code to see if the CRC errors are still present.
Photo of Ben

Ben, Employee

  • 47 Posts
  • 8 Reply Likes
Pretty unlikely the code has anything to do with it. Maybe run a 'clear stat' and 'dset' (clears dm statistic) and monitor those prior commands. Maybe there is just one culprit. That would help narrow it down. 
Photo of TODD ADAMSON

TODD ADAMSON

  • 7 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
I have been running a clear stat command and monitoring those numbers after the stack renegotiates.   On the current units connected, over the past hour+, one interface is showing 7826 CRC /1121 InErrors, and the matching interface is showing 18226 CRC / 2281 InErrors.

I want to rule out firmware prior to opening up a RMA case.

I just remembered that I have a pair of 6430-24s that I can try the cables on as well.  If the errors follow, that would at least rule out unit hardware issues.
Photo of Ben

Ben, Employee

  • 47 Posts
  • 8 Reply Likes
Todd, 

Ever find anything on this one?
Photo of TODD ADAMSON

TODD ADAMSON

  • 7 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
Sorry for the delay.  The cause was incorrect cables.  I was inadvertently sent 1Gig stacking cables, not the required 10Gig.  Surprising that the interfaces came up with the incorrect cables.  Lots of errors, but still, I would not have expected the interfaces to still be active.