I have a new 7206vxr and I receive a message on boot up regarding bandwidth points and limiting the bus.
If I move the 2 Port FE card to PCI bus 2...I am at 700 points but I think only 1 port out of 2 Fe ports will be used??
Can someone help me out and let me know more about this and what my options are?
These are the cards installed
1 PORT FAST ETHERNET CARD
2 PORT FE CARD (PA-2FE-TX)
1 PORT OC3 (PA-A6-OC3MM)
Cisco IOS Software, 7200 Software (C7200-IS-M), Version 12.4(12c), RELEASE SOFTW
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ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(4r)B4, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)
BOOTLDR: 7200 Software (C7200-KBOOT-M), Version 12.3(15), RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc3)
Router uptime is 16 minutes
System returned to ROM by power-on
System image file is "disk0:c7200-is-mz.124-12c.bin"
Cisco 7206VXR (NPE400) processor (revision B) with 229376K/32768K bytes of memor
Processor board ID 36400849
R7000 CPU at 350MHz, Implementation 39, Rev 3.3, 256KB L2 Cache
6 slot VXR midplane, Version 2.11
Last reset from power-on
PCI bus mb0_mb1 (Slots 0, 1, 3 and 5) has a capacity of 600 bandwidth points.
Current configuration on bus mb0_mb1 has a total of 1000 bandwidth points.
The set of PA-2FE, PA-POS-2OC3, and I/O-2FE qualify for "half
bandwidth points" consideration, when full bandwidth point counting
results in oversubscription, under the condition that only one of the
two ports is used. With this adjustment, current configuration on bus
mb0_mb1 has a total of 800 bandwidth points.
This configuration has oversubscripted the PCI bus and is not a
PCI bus mb2 (Slots 2, 4, 6) has a capacity of 600 bandwidth points.
Current configuration on bus mb2 has a total of 300 bandwidth points
This configuration is within the PCI bus capacity and is supported.
Please refer to the following document "Cisco 7200 Series Port Adaptor
Hardware Configuration Guidelines" on Cisco.com <http://www.cisco.com>
for c7200 bandwidth points oversubscription and usage guidelines.
WARNING: PCI bus mb0_mb1 Exceeds 600 bandwidth points
1 Ethernet interface
3 FastEthernet interfaces
1 Gigabit Ethernet interface
1 ATM interface
125K bytes of NVRAM.
62720K bytes of ATA PCMCIA card at slot 0 (Sector size 512 bytes).
8192K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 256K).
Configuration register is 0x2102
move 2 PORT FE CARD (PA-2FE-TX) to a free even slot.
on the first PCI bus the two FE on the I/O controller use some resources.
Or better move the PA-POS-2OC3 to an even slot and use only one pos oc3
This is the limitation of C7200 VXR with NPE until NPE 400.
With NPE G1 and NPE G2 the GE ports on board shouldn't subtract BW points to PAs and you don't need an I/O controller on the chassis.
I would consider removing the PA-2FE and using the two FE of the I/O controller.
I know that there are some features like bigger MTU supported on PA-2FE that can be helpful with MPLS.
You need to make some choices the chassis is overloaded
Hope to help