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Cisco 6513 port type unkown

Posted on 2010-11-14
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When I perform a 'sh port' on our main switch I'm getting the following:

sh port
Port  Name                 Status          Vlan       Duplex Speed       Type
----- -------------------- ----------      ---------- ------ ----------- ------------
1/22                             not connect 1            full        1000    No Connector
1/23 Trunk-4948-ESX  connected   trunk      full        1000    Unknown
1/24                               connected  trunk      full        1000   1000BaseSX


Should I be conserned about the 'unknown'?

This is a newly created trunk that will handle a lot of vm traffic and I want  to be sure it is sound
before loading her up. Should I relace the gbic module?
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by:Don Johnston
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Two questions:
Is a Cisco GBIC installed in the port?  Or is it a non-Cisco GBIC?
Is it working correctly?

If it's a non-Cisco GBIC, then that could be the reason.

And if it's working correctly anyway, then... I guess that's all that matters. :-)
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by:Istvan Kalmar
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If you use 3'rd party SFP you need:

service unsupported-transceiver
no errdisable detect cause gbic-invalid
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by:cp361
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@donjohnston:: Yeah it seems to be working OK just an Odd message.

@ikalmar: "service unsupported-transceiver
                   no errdisable detect cause gbic-invalid"

is this a statement (info)  or cli  to do?
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by:Don Johnston
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Don't worry about the commands. ikalmar doesn't understand that you're running CatOS.

Are the GBICs Cisco or not?
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@donjohnston:

I will have to wait until I return to work on Monday  (PDT)  to confirm.... I was just sitting here worrying about a potential problem down the road when the ESX server we have built is fully loaded with mission critical VMS on the other end of the trunked port with a bad gbic... lol

I will report back when I find out.
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by:cp361
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Ok I swapped out the gbic and now the infomartion is being displayed as tp "type". The gbic I removed was indeed a cisco so this may have become a problem who knows and I replaced it with a cisco.
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Probably a fault in the GBIC that interfered with the supervisor not recognizing the type of GBIC but still allowed traffic flow.
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