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Connection 2 PC 6248 10gb SFP+

Hi,

 

We trying to connect 2 switches power connect 6248 using U691D module in bay2 in 2 switches.

We using gbic Ftlx8571d3bcl-fc in 2 switches

When we connect the fiber between two switches with Ethernet in stack-port status of ports is Down

We using last firmware: 3.3.18.1

What could be happening? I using incorrect gbic/transceiver?

I not using to stack, I want to connect different switches via 10gb port.

Below logging of switches, running config and port status:


Log (have a lot of this lines):
<189> AUG 12 13:59:29 0.0.0.0-1 TRAPMGR[153200400]: traputil.c(610) 429 %% Link Up: 1/0/52
<189> AUG 12 13:59:29 0.0.0.0-1 TRAPMGR[153200400]: traputil.c(610) 430 %% 1/0/52 is transitioned from the Forwarding state to the Blocking state in instance 0
<189> AUG 12 13:59:29 0.0.0.0-1 TRAPMGR[153200400]: traputil.c(610) 431 %% Link Down: 1/0/52

console#show fiber-ports optical-transceiver

Output Input
Port Temp Voltage Current Power Power TX LOS
[C] [Volt] [mA] [dBm] [dBm] Fault
------- ---- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----- ---
1/xg3 33.0 3.280 8.5 -3.202 -4.702 No No
1/xg4 35.7 3.286 7.0 -3.376 -3.985 No No
console#show switch

Management Standby Preconfig Plugged-in Switch Code
SW Status Status Model ID Model ID Status Version
--- ---------- --------- ------------- ------------- ------------- -----------
1 Mgmt Sw PCT6248 PCT6248 OK 3.3.18.1
console#show stack-port


Configured Running
Stack Stack Link Link
Unit Interface Mode Mode Status Speed (Gb/s)
---- ---------------- ---------- ---------- ------------ ------------
1 xg1 Ethernet Ethernet Link Down Unknown
1 xg2 Ethernet Ethernet Link Down Unknown
1 xg3 Ethernet Ethernet Link Down Unknown
1 xg4 Ethernet Ethernet Link Down Unknown



console#show running-config
!Current Configuration:
!System Description "PowerConnect 6248, 3.3.18.1, VxWorks 6.5"
!System Software Version 3.3.18.1
!Cut-through mode is configured as disabled
!
configure
stack
member 1 2
exit
ip address 192.168.0.63 255.255.255.0
ip http server
username "admin" password 40b841ba5deab94fa22422b3188f146d level 1 encrypted
!
interface ethernet 1/xg3
negotiation
exit
!
interface ethernet 1/xg4
negotiation
spanning-tree portfast
exit



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did you try to swap optic cable threads on one GBIC? 

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Did you ever find a solution?

I also have an old 6248 that I'm trying to use the 10GB SFP+ ports on.  In my case, I have installed the 10GE SFTP+ Module in Bay 1 (6200-XGSF w/2xDell FTLX8571D3BCL transceivers).  Bay 2 is occupied by a 10GBase-T module that is working fine.

console#show boot-version
----------------------------------------
unit Boot Image Version
----------------------------------------

1 3.3.18.1

console#show fiber-ports optical-transceiver

Output Input
Port Temp Voltage Current Power Power TX LOS
[C] [Volt] [mA] [dBm] [dBm] Fault
------- ---- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----- ---
1/g45 37.7 3.370 6.4 -4.594 -40.000 No Yes
1/g46 40.9 3.315 6.1 -4.583 -40.000 No Yes
1/g47 43.4 3.280 7.4 -2.885 -40.000 No Yes
1/g48 42.5 3.348 7.5 -2.940 -40.000 No Yes
1/xg1 45.4 3.275 8.3 -2.415 -30.458 No Yes
1/xg2 46.6 3.283 8.3 -2.387 -18.508 No No <---FC plugged in here

 

console#show stack-port

Configured Running
Stack Stack Link Link
Unit Interface Mode Mode Status Speed (Gb/s)
---- ---------------- ---------- ---------- ------------ ------------
1 xg1 Ethernet Ethernet Link Down Unknown <-- 10GB SFP+ (not in use)
1 xg2 Ethernet Ethernet Link Down Unknown <-- 10GB SFP+
1 xg3 Ethernet Ethernet Link Up 10 <-- 10GBase-T 
1 xg4 Ethernet Ethernet Link Down Unknown <-- 10GBase-T (not in use)

 

The client connects fine if I use one of the SFP ports on the front (1/g45-48) so I know the cable (10Gb duplex mm OM3) is good, and the transceiver in the card shows 10000baseT/Full is supported:

[chad@maxmedia ~]$ ethtool enp1s0f0
Settings for enp1s0f0:
Supported ports: [ FIBRE ]
Supported link modes: 1000baseT/Full
10000baseT/Full
Supported pause frame use: Symmetric
Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
Supported FEC modes: Not reported
Advertised link modes: 1000baseT/Full
10000baseT/Full
Advertised pause frame use: Symmetric
Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Advertised FEC modes: Not reported
Speed: Unknown!
Duplex: Unknown! (255)
Auto-negotiation: on
Port: FIBRE
PHYAD: 0
Transceiver: internal
netlink error: Operation not permitted
Current message level: 0x00000007 (7)
drv probe link
Link detected: no

Any suggestions?

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Hi @chestr,

 

Could you let us know the module's DPN#? 

 

Have you already enable the port by entering #no shut?

 

What is your goal of using the Bay 1 SFP+ module?

 

What if you swap Bay 1 with Bay 2 module?


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The DPN is 0U691D, and the port has been enabled by using #no shut.

console(config-if-1/xg2)#no shut

console#show interfaces status ethernet 1/xg2

Port Type Duplex Speed Neg Link Flow Control
State Status
----- ------------------------------ ------ ------- ---- --------- ------------
1/xg2 10G - Level N/A Unknown Auto Down Inactive

Flow Control:Enabled

The goal is to be able to use 10Gb for SAN connectivity.  I have two ESX servers that have 10GbaseT ports which will use 1/xg3 and 1/xg4.  The SFP+ port needs to go to my NAS, which has the FC port.  Here is what 1/xg2 looks like:

console#show interfaces detail ethernet 1/xg2

Port Type Duplex Speed Neg Admin Link
State State
----- ------------------------------ ------ ------- ---- ----- -----
1/xg2 10G - Level N/A Unknown Auto Up Down


Port Description
---- --------------------------------------------------------------------------
1/xg2 MAXMEDIA_Uplink

Flow Control:Enabled
Port: 1/xg2
VLAN Membership mode:Access Mode

Operating parameters:
PVID: 29
Ingress Filtering: Enabled
Acceptable Frame Type: Untagged
Default Priority: 0
GVRP status:Disabled
Protected:Disabled

Port 1/xg2 is member in:

VLAN Name Egress rule Type
---- --------------------------------- ----------- --------
29 SAN Untagged Static

Static configuration:
PVID: 29
Ingress Filtering: Enabled
Acceptable Frame Type: Untagged

Port 1/xg2 is statically configured to:

VLAN Name Egress rule
---- --------------------------------- -----------
29 SAN Untagged

Forbidden VLANS:
VLAN Name
---- ---------------------------------

Port 1/xg2 Enabled
State: Disabled Role: Disabled
Port id: 128.50 Port Cost: 0
Port Fast: No (Configured: no ) Root Protection: No
Designated bridge Priority: 32768 Address: 80:00:00:1C:23:5E:B5:9B
Designated port id: 0.0 Designated path cost: 0
CST Regional Root: 80:00:00:1C:23:5E:B5:9B CST Port Cost: 0
BPDU: sent 0, received 0

As for your last question, I cannot swap the modules as the 10Gbase-T module will not work in Bay 1.  But I have tried the SFP+ module in Bay 2 with the same results.  Also, I have tried two different 6200-XGSF modules, each with it's own Dell branded SFP+ transceivers, in Bay1 and Bay 2, and had the same result with both modules.

Thank you for responding!

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Hi, Could you review "How to configure the optimal switch settings for an IP based SAN" from here https://dell.to/3kvACVF might be it helpful.


Thanks,

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Thanks for replying Erman,

I have previously reviewed this doc and will put into practice some of its recommendations.  But first I need all components to be able to communicate over the 10G ports.  Do you have any suggestions to help troubleshoot the connectivity issues I'm having?

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I'm not sure, I saw "6200series switches support dual 10 Gb slot interfaces. These interfaces can
operate at 10 Gbps when supporting optional SFP+, CX4, XFP, and 10GBase-T modules."  from pg 52 https://dell.to/3wfsifq I don't know what we are overlooking. I checked DPN and it seems okay to me might be transceivers causing that. I'm confused, anyone in the community is welcome to share their experience.


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I agree that my issues are symptomatic an unsupported SFP+ but I cannot find a compatibility matrix online.  I would greatly appreciate hearing from anyone who has this working so that I can compare part numbers.

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Just to close out my portion of this discussion, I did get this sorted out.  The Dell FTLX8571D3BCL SFPs are NOT compatible.  The SFP+ modules that do work are Dell 407-BBOU.

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