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Active port on redundant sup32 configuration in a Cisco 6500

Hi there,

I have a Cisco 6503-E with 2 Sup32-3B inside. As you know this supervisor card have 8 Uplinks made of SFP ports.
I'd like to know if the 8 ports of the second Supervisor32 (the standby one) are really active ? or will they be activated only if the supervisor is active ?

Here is my redundancy conf :


redundancy
 main-cpu
  auto-sync running-config
 mode sso


and the redundancy state :

rdb-1#sh redundancy
Redundant System Information :
------------------------------
       Available system uptime = 1 year, 5 weeks, 6 days, 17 hours, 37 minutes
Switchovers system experienced = 0
              Standby failures = 1
        Last switchover reason = none

                 Hardware Mode = Duplex
    Configured Redundancy Mode = sso
     Operating Redundancy Mode = sso
              Maintenance Mode = Disabled
                Communications = Up

Current Processor Information :
-------------------------------
               Active Location = slot 1
        Current Software state = ACTIVE
       Uptime in current state = 1 year, 5 weeks, 6 days, 17 hours, 36 minutes
                 Image Version = Cisco IOS Software, s3223_rp Software (s3223_rp-ADVIPSERVICESK9_WAN-M), Version 12.2(33)SXI3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2009 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 26-Oct-09 11:44 by prod_rel_team
                          BOOT = sup-bootdisk:s3223-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI3.bin,1;
        Configuration register = 0x2102

Peer Processor Information :
----------------------------
              Standby Location = slot 2
        Current Software state = STANDBY HOT
       Uptime in current state = 10 hours, 55 minutes
                 Image Version = Cisco IOS Software, s3223_rp Software (s3223_rp-ADVIPSERVICESK9_WAN-M), Version 12.2(33)SXI3, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2009 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 26-Oct-09 11:44 by prod_rel_team
                          BOOT = sup-bootdisk:s3223-advipservicesk9_wan-mz.122-33.SXI3.bin,1;
                   CONFIG_FILE =
                       BOOTLDR =
        Configuration register = 0x2102


rdb-1#

When I plug something in a port of the second card, it comes up, I can set it up (ip address, mtu, vrf etc) but nothing seems to pass on it. Is that normal ?

Thanks for your answer,

Greg
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Waycom
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Waycom
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SouljaCommented:
That sounds normal because it is in standby mode, but one it ever become active those ports will pass traffic.
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
The uplink ports on the standby sup are fully operational.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/hardware/Module_Installation/Sup_Eng_Guide/02superv.html

(Table 2-2 in the "Uplink Ports" section)

How are you determining that no traffic is being processed on the standby sup ports?

It could be spanning tree is blocking them.

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WaycomAuthor Commented:
Hi there

Thanks you for your answer & link. That what I though at first.

I am determining that no traffic is passing because the guy in front is sending me traffic and the counter on the interface is not even growing. From my side, I am sending ping and the guy in front do not receive any traffic either. That's really weird.  This is not a switchport interface, but an IP interface, so I guess it's not a spanning tree issue.

I will switch the SFP

Greg
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