NOT Usable (Incompatible assignment method) - NOT Usable (Protocol not L2 connected)


NOT Usable (Incompatible assignment method) - NOT Usable (Protocol not L2 connected)

I only get these messages when I have the bc config set to, "forwarding-type L2" Nothing works.
If it's set to "forwarding-type GRE", everything works great.

Everything is directly connected.

SF1#sho ip wccp 10 detail
WCCP Client information:
        WCCP Client ID:          172.5.13.8
        Protocol Version:        2.0
        State:                   NOT Usable (Incompatible assignment method)
        Redirection:             L2
        Packet Return:           L2
        Packets Redirected:      0
        Connect Time:            21:27:41
        Assignment:              MASK


        WCCP Client ID:          172.5.13.71
        Protocol Version:        2.0
        State:                   NOT Usable (Protocol not L2 connected)
        Redirection:             L2
        Packet Return:           L2
        Packets Redirected:      0
        Connect Time:            21:27:41
        Assignment:              MASK
___________________________________________
SF2#show ip wccp 10 detail
WCCP Client information:
        WCCP Client ID:          172.5.13.8
        Protocol Version:        2.0
        State:                   NOT Usable (Incompatible assignment method)
        Redirection:             L2
        Packet Return:           L2
        Packets Redirected:      0
        Connect Time:            22:05:49
        Assignment:              MASK


        WCCP Client ID:          172.5.13.71
        Protocol Version:        2.0
        State:                   NOT Usable (Protocol not L2 connected)
        Redirection:             L2
        Packet Return:           L2
        Packets Redirected:      0
        Connect Time:            22:05:49
        Assignment:              MASK
bc-wccp-config.txt
net-diag.txt
sf1-show-run.txt
sf2-show-run.txt
LVL 6
DooglaveAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

th3w01fCommented:
What hardware and IOS are you using?  It looks like sf2 is a 2801.

With IOS later than 12.4(20)T you should be able to use mask with L2 redirect and return on ISRs but it is possible that you are running into a bug.

According to Zach Seils (Cisco Technical Leader) the recommend WCCP config with ISRs is to stick with the defaults of hash and GRE.

Configuration Recommendations
The following best practices should be followed for implementing WCCP on a software-based platform:

GRE Forwarding (Default)
Hash Assignment (Default)
Inbound or Outbound Interception
"ip wccp redirect exclude in" on WCCP client interface (outbound interception only)
WAAS Egress Method: IP Forwarding, Negotiated Return, Generic GRE Return

http://www.itworld.com/networking/55658/wccp-refresh

Are you experiencing issues when using GRE?
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
DooglaveAuthor Commented:
it ended up being the lack of a multicast route on the bc
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Routers

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.