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Cisco Catalyst 2960 PoE Switch - Amber NIC Status

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Just finished setting up said device.

All ports belong to VLAN 400 other than GigabitEthernet0/4 which belongs to VLAN 400, the management network. That port works fine, and the NIC status LED is green.

I tried plugging a laptop into FastEthernet0/1, and also an uplink to a non-PoE 2960 in GigabitEthernet0/1 but both the NIC status LED lights are amber... they blink too.

I also notice, though I upgraded to firmware 12.5 and this is confirmed when booting, that the running config shows version 12.2.
!
version 12.2
no service pad
service timestamps debug datetime msec
service timestamps log datetime msec
no service password-encryption
!
hostname host
!
boot-start-marker
boot-end-marker
!
enable secret 5 XXXXX
enable password XXXXX
!
username root privilege 15 password 0 XXXXX
aaa new-model
!
!
aaa authentication login default local
aaa authorization exec default local 
!
!
!
aaa session-id common
system mtu routing 1500
ip subnet-zero
!
!
ip domain-name domain.local
!
!
crypto pki trustpoint TP-self-signed-XXXXX
 enrollment selfsigned
 subject-name cn=IOS-Self-Signed-Certificate-XXXXX
 revocation-check none
 rsakeypair TP-self-signed-XXXXX
!
!
crypto pki certificate chain TP-self-signed-XXXXXX
 certificate self-signed 01
  XXXXX
  quit
!
!
!
!
!
spanning-tree mode pvst
spanning-tree etherchannel guard misconfig
spanning-tree extend system-id
!
vlan internal allocation policy ascending
!
ip ssh version 1
!
!
interface FastEthernet0/1
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
 duplex full
!
interface FastEthernet0/2
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/3
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/4
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/5
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/6
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/7
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/8
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/9
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/10
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/11
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/12
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/13
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/14
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/15
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/16
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/17
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/18
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/19
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/20
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/21
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/22
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/23
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/24
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/25
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/26
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/27
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/28
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/29
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/30
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/31
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/32
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/33
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/34
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/35
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/36
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/37
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/38
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/39
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/40
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/41
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/42
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/43
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/44
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/45
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/46
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/47
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface FastEthernet0/48
 description Management
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface GigabitEthernet0/1
 description uplink
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface GigabitEthernet0/2
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface GigabitEthernet0/3
 switchport access vlan 401
 switchport mode access
!
interface GigabitEthernet0/4
 description MGMT
 switchport access vlan 400
 switchport mode access
!
interface Vlan1
 no ip address
 no ip route-cache
 shutdown
!
interface Vlan400
 ip address 192.168.1.218 255.255.255.0
 no ip route-cache
!
interface Vlan401
 no ip address
 no ip route-cache
!
ip default-gateway 192.168.1.1
ip http server
ip http secure-server
!
control-plane
!
!
line con 0
line vty 0 4
 password XXXXX
line vty 5 15
 password XXXXX
!
end

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by:nettek0300
ID: 24428393
According to Cisco, a blinking amber light means the port is blocked by STP and is not sending or receiving packets.  What port are you plugging the laptop into?  I would leave all ports set to auto duplex until you get the switch running.  I have seen that cause problems on the network where it will bring the speed of the network to a screeching halt if not conifgured properly.

Another thing you might want to verify is that you are getting a DHCP address, or assign a static IP address to the laptop so that you can verify connectivity to the switch.  Cisco's website has a lot of good support documents that may be of help to you.
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by:ludo_friend
ID: 24428464
catalyst isn't up to 12.5, 12.2 is latest... 12.2(50) is the latest of the 12.2 ios  (so if you've gone between 12.2 versions, it won't change the config version)

can you please post a
show interface status (while the port is flashing amber)

and show logging

thanks.


it could well be a port security violation of some kind (or bdpuguard or something similar), and the show logging will probably reveal the cause.
I'm assumign you have no connectivity on port fe0/1 ?


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by:Tercestisi
ID: 24428518
I was wondering if STP is setting it to blocked... but I don't see how a loop is possible as I even hooked up just FE0/1 to the laptop (which has a static IP) and the situation is the same: no connectivity and the amber blinking light. I had it on auto duplex, and only tried to change it to full to see if that was the problem.

Other than that, the other port I did have hooked up (and do again) is GE0/3 which is the port I have connected to the other non-PoE Catalyst.


                                                                                
Port      Name               Status       Vlan       Duplex  Speed Type         
Fa0/1                        connected    401          full  a-100 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/2                        notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/3                        notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/4                        notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/5                        notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/6                        notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/7                        notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/8                        notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/9                        notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/10                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/11                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/12                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/13                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/14                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/15                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/16                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/17                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/18                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/19                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/20                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/21                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/22                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
                                                                                
Port      Name               Status       Vlan       Duplex  Speed Type         
Fa0/23                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/24                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/25                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/26                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/27                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/28                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/29                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/30                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/31                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/32                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/33                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/34                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/35                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/36                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/37                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/38                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/39                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/40                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/41                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/42                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/43                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/44                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/45                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
                                                                                
Port      Name               Status       Vlan       Duplex  Speed Type         
Fa0/46                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/47                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Fa0/48                       notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100BaseTX 
Gi0/1                        notconnect   401          auto   auto Not Present  
Gi0/2                        notconnect   401          auto   auto Not Present  
Gi0/3     uplink             notconnect   401          auto   auto 10/100/1000Ba
seTX                                                                            
Gi0/4     MGMT               connected    400        a-full a-1000 10/100/1000Ba
seTX 

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by:Tercestisi
ID: 24428524

Syslog logging: enabled (0 messages dropped, 0 messages rate-limited, 0 flushes,
 0 overruns, xml disabled, filtering disabled)                                  
                                                                                
No Active Message Discriminator.                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
No Inactive Message Discriminator.                                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
    Console logging: level debugging, 76 messages logged, xml disabled,         
                     filtering disabled                                         
    Monitor logging: level debugging, 0 messages logged, xml disabled,          
                     filtering disabled                                         
    Buffer logging:  level debugging, 76 messages logged, xml disabled,         
                     filtering disabled                                         
    Exception Logging: size (4096 bytes)                                        
    Count and timestamp logging messages: disabled                              
    File logging: disabled                                                      
    Persistent logging: disabled                                                
                                                                                
No active filter modules.                                                       
                                                                                
    Trap logging: level informational, 68 message lines logged                  
                                                                                
Log Buffer (4096 bytes):                                                        
e FastEthernet0/1, changed state to up                                          
*Mar  1 00:34:19.755: % Multiple self signed certificates in config             
    certificate for trust point TP-self-signed-2208675328 ignored               
                                                                                
*Mar  1 00:34:21.810: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from tftp://192.168.1.145/192.
168.1.218_481718.cfg by root on vty0 (192.168.1.145)                            
*Mar  1 00:35:57.122: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by root on vty0 (
192.168.1.145)                                                                  
*Mar  1 00:39:30.494: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface FastEthern
et0/1, changed state to down                                                    
*Mar  1 00:39:32.491: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface FastEthernet0/1, changed state t
o down                                                                          
*Mar  1 00:39:34.244: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by root on vty0 (
192.168.1.145)                                                                  
*Mar  1 00:39:34.831: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface FastEthernet0/1, changed state t
o up                                                                            
*Mar  1 00:39:34.840: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface FastEthern
et0/1, changed state to up                                                      
*Mar  1 00:40:21.489: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by root on vty0 (
192.168.1.145)                                                                  
*Mar  1 00:41:22.751: % Multiple self signed certificates in config             
    certificate for trust point TP-self-signed-2208675328 ignored               
                                                                                
*Mar  1 00:41:24.504: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from tftp://192.168.1.145/192.
168.1.218_254618.cfg by root on vty1 (192.168.1.145)                            
*Mar  1 00:47:23.754: % Multiple self signed certificates in config             
    certificate for trust point TP-self-signed-2208675328 ignored               
                                                                                
*Mar  1 00:47:25.768: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from tftp://192.168.1.145/192.
168.1.218_13449.cfg by root on vty1 (192.168.1.145)                             
*Mar  1 01:06:40.594: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface GigabitEth
ernet0/3, changed state to down                                                 
*Mar  1 01:06:42.590: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface GigabitEthernet0/3, changed stat
e to down                                                                       
*Mar  1 01:07:00.693: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface GigabitEthernet0/3, changed stat
e to up                                                                         
*Mar  1 01:07:00.701: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface GigabitEth
ernet0/3, changed state to up                                                   
*Mar  1 01:07:28.711: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface GigabitEth
ernet0/3, changed state to down                                                 
*Mar  1 01:07:30.716: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface GigabitEthernet0/3, changed stat
e to down                                                                       
*Mar  1 01:07:42.837: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface GigabitEthernet0/3, changed stat
e to up                                                                         
*Mar  1 01:07:42.846: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface GigabitEth
ernet0/3, changed state to up                                                   
*Mar  1 01:08:59.853: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface GigabitEth
ernet0/3, changed state to down                                                 
*Mar  1 01:09:01.623: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface FastEthern
et0/1, changed state to down                                                    
*Mar  1 01:09:01.849: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface GigabitEthernet0/3, changed stat
e to down                                                                       
*Mar  1 01:09:03.619: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface FastEthernet0/1, changed state t
o down                                                                          
*Mar  1 01:09:05.549: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface FastEthernet0/3, changed state t
o up                                                                            
*Mar  1 01:09:05.557: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface FastEthern
et0/3, changed state to up                                                      
*Mar  1 01:46:15.551: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface FastEthern
et0/3, changed state to down                                                    
*Mar  1 01:46:17.548: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface FastEthernet0/3, changed state t
o down                                                                          
*Mar  1 01:46:21.356: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface FastEthernet0/1, changed state t
o up                                                                            
*Mar  1 01:46:21.364: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface FastEthern
et0/1, changed state to up                                                      
*Mar  1 01:47:08.785: % Multiple self signed certificates in config             
    certificate for trust point TP-self-signed-2208675328 ignored               
                                                                                
*Mar  1 01:47:10.589: %PARSER-4-BADCFG: Unexpected end of configuration file.   
                                                                                
*Mar  1 01:47:10.589: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from tftp://192.168.1.145/192.
168.1.218_363483.cfg by root on vty1 (192.168.1.145)                            
*Mar  1 01:50:56.788: % Multiple self signed certificates in config             
    certificate for trust point TP-self-signed-2208675328 ignored               
                                                                                
*Mar  1 01:50:58.616: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from tftp://192.168.1.145/192.
168.1.218_79919.cfg by root on vty1 (192.168.1.145)                             
*Mar  1 01:52:18.476: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by root on vty0 (
192.168.1.145)                                                                  
*Mar  1 01:52:40.328: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by root on vty0 (
192.168.1.145) 

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by:ludo_friend
ID: 24428541
*Mar  1 01:46:21.356: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface FastEthernet0/1, changed state to up                                                                            
*Mar  1 01:46:21.364: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface FastEthernet0/1, changed state to up
 
the connection is up and the interface status is connected. do you have connectivity?

if you're laptop is having the same issue that wouldn't be an stp issue.
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by:Tercestisi
ID: 24428557
The laptop shows as up... I just cannot ping anything and the amber light is still on FE0/1.
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by:Tercestisi
ID: 24428564
If I unplug the cable from FE0/1 and plug it into the non-PoE switch I can ping the gateway just fine, so the laptop NIC is working fine.
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by:Tercestisi
ID: 24428850
Well, I opened the box for our other Catalyst 2960 PoE switch and did nothing but let it boot; I plugged in the laptop and after 30 seconds the NIC went green... so something is wrong with the other switch.

As at test, I set boot system to the original lan-base image but the NIC status is still amber on that one.

Something in the config file?  I'm going to attempt to put the config back to the starting config by mimicking certain aspects of the config on the working switch.

Any ideas?
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by:Tercestisi
ID: 24428881
Interesting...

I cleaned up the config to mirror the other one in certain areas (other than encryption keys, unique data, etc.), but still nothing.

But... as soon as I issued:

interface FastEthernet0/1
no switchport access vlan 401
no switchport mode access
shutdown
end
interface FastEthernet0/1
no shutdown

the status for the interface went green!

Now what's going on here?
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Tercestisi earned 0 total points
ID: 24429059
Got it to work... simply recreated everything plus I enabled GE0/3 as a trunk.
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by:devangshroff
ID: 24429728
pls chek the port and enduser speed
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