Bridging Loop issue

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Apr 25th, 2007
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Hi all,


i have a core switch, 6509, and an edge switch, 2960,which i need to connect using 2 uplinks. whenever i do this, my network experiences a loop, and behavior is very shaky.

the 6509 is acting as STP root for all vlans, and the 2 ports connecting to the 2960 are:

interface GigabitEthernet9/1

description Imatco_2

switchport

switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q

switchport trunk allowed vlan 1-1005,1024-4094

switchport mode trunk

no ip address

end


SW6509#sh run int g9/2

Building configuration...


Current configuration : 204 bytes

!

interface GigabitEthernet9/2

description Imatco_2

switchport

switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q

switchport trunk allowed vlan 1-1005,1024-4094

switchport mode trunk

no ip address

shutdown

end


the 2960 interfaces are:

interface GigabitEthernet0/1

switchport trunk allowed vlan 1-1005,1024-4094

switchport mode trunk

end

interface GigabitEthernet0/2

switchport trunk allowed vlan 1-1005,1024-4094

switchport mode trunk

shutdown

end


what am i missing?


thanks.

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Amit Singh Wed, 04/25/2007 - 23:27
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Why do you need to connect 2 links between the switches ? What is the design you are setting up?


Do you have STP enabled on all the 4 ports. If you have STP enabled on all the 4 ports, STP will eventually block one of the port and there should be no loop in the network. Chec using " "show spanning-tree details " or "show spanning-tree summary "/ "show spanning-tree gig x/y "


If you have to connect the 2 links directly to 6500, I would suggest creating an ether-channel and bundle the ports together. This will give you enhanced bandwidth and also as per STP this is only a single virtual link. Both the ports will also forward the traffic simultaneously


-amit singh

m-mneimneh Wed, 04/25/2007 - 23:57
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Hi Amit,


actually i did try to create an etherchannel bundle, and i grouped the interfaces from both sides. The 6509 config i did is:


interface Port-channel13

switchport

switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q

switchport trunk allowed vlan 1-1005,1024-4094

switchport mode trunk

no ip address


int g9/1 {and 9/2}

switchport

switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q

switchport trunk allowed vlan 1-1005,1024-4094

switchport mode trunk

no ip address

channel-group 13 mode on



on the 2960, i used:

interface Port-channel1

switchport mode trunk


interface GigabitEthernet0/1

switchport trunk allowed vlan 1-1005,1024-4094

switchport mode trunk

channel-group 1 mode on

!

interface GigabitEthernet0/2

switchport trunk allowed vlan 1-1005,1024-4094

switchport mode trunk

channel-group 1 mode on


and this is what actually caused the loop.


what do you think?

Amit Singh Thu, 04/26/2007 - 01:45
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Config seems to be perfectly fine. We have same seetings on all the 4 ports.Please let me know the IOS version on 6500 and 2960's.


-amit singh

m-mneimneh Fri, 04/27/2007 - 06:40
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Hi Amit,


the 2960 is running c2960-lanbase-mz.122-25.SEE2; the 6509 is running s222-ipservices_wan-mz.122-18.SXF6.bin


what do you think?


-Mohamad.

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