I'm about to give up on dell power connect and return on other networking switch. I can't seem to make this setup working again. Any help or thaught would be appreciated. Here is the scenario:
Dell R410 Rackmount Server with PFSense latest
Dell powerconnect 8024 with latest firmware
Dell powerconnect 6224 with latest firmware
Modem Cable Technicolor TC4400 brand new
I need to connect building A with the PFsense DHCP client and 8024 with Building B with 6224 and modem cable with a redundant LACP TRUNK on two 10GIG RJ45.
The working part:
The Dell R410 Server with PFSense and the 8024 are connected together with two 10GIG/RJ45 LACP redundant Trunk that carry multiples VLAN.
The 8024 and 6224 are connected together with two 10GIG/RJ45 LACP redundant Trunk that carry multiples VLAN.
The Modem Cable is connected in the 6224 > vlan > trunk lacp > 8024 > trunk lacp, vlan > Dell Server, Vlan> pfsense DHCP Client!
The PFSense DCHP Client IS NOT able to get an IP from the Modem Cable BUT if I connect a simple linksys router it's working! I get an IP and the connectivity works. Simple solution here is to just let the cheap linksys router between the 6224 and the modem cable and Voila! But it's not elegant and I have to double the work every time I need to NAT something.
The question of the modem cable MAC address LOCK was taken in consideration when all the test are made. So the problem is not there.
I know you will ask for the config dump to validate it but I have tried about everything that is in the manual/community. ( I can post all the configs if needed )
Be it enable or disable and can't seem to make it work again because it did work at one time! Unfortunately the config was not saved and I can't get it to work again! Power outage...
I wireshark the port at the modem cable.
With the linksys between the modem and the 6224:
linksys : DHCP Discover
modem : DHCP Offer
linksys : DHCP Request
modem : DHCP ACK
And it goes until the linksys gets the ip
Without the linksys between the modem and the 6224:
Pfsense DHCP Request
Modem: never reply
Pfsense DHCP Request continue until it times out without the pfsense getting any ip
I think there is some part missing something here. I'm looking for hint on how you would do it! What needs to be done for the Full DHCP request to go from the pfsense DHCP client all the way to the Modem cable!