Cat4K6 problem

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Jan 15th, 2009

Intermittent communication problems on different port including one of the gbic uplinks (had to disable) on sup

CATOS 7.2(1)

1 WS-X4013

2 WS-X4148-RJ

3 WS-X4148-RJ

4 WS-X4148-RJ

5 WS-X4148-RJ

6 WS-X4232-GB-RJ

Every 10 mins logging the following:

2009 Jan 15 12:46:18 Eastern -05:00 %SYS-4-P2_WARN: 1/Astro(3/6) - consecutive m

anagement requests timed out.

2009 Jan 15 12:46:19 Eastern -05:00 %SYS-4-P2_WARN: 1/Astro(6/4) - consecutive m

anagement requests timed out.

2009 Jan 15 12:46:20 Eastern -05:00 %SYS-4-P2_WARN: 1/Astro(3/2) - consecutive m

anagement requests timed out.

2009 Jan 15 12:46:22 Eastern -05:00 %SYS-4-P2_WARN: 1/Astro(3/5) - consecutive m

anagement requests timed out.

Thank you

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Giuseppe Larosa Thu, 01/15/2009 - 13:50


I agree here the result of error message decoder

3. %SYS-4-P2_WARN: 1/Astro(mod/port) The switch is generating %SYS-4-P2_WARN: 1/Astro(6/6)... messages.

This error message indicates that the Supervisor Engine has lost communication to a component on a line card. The Supervisor Engine keeps track of any timeouts that are associated with this communication.

Recommended Action: There are many possible causes associated with this condition. For more information on this error message and possible causes, refer to

Hope to help


glen.grant Thu, 01/15/2009 - 15:05

A lot of times this is caused when someone introduces a loop on the switch and ties up the supervisor so long that it can't talk to the linecards . Seeing its on more than 1 card I would suspect that . Check for loops . Do a show proc cpu , usually cpu will also be very high if this is happening and telnet access to switch will be slow . Doa show cdp nei and see if the switch sees "itself" on more than 1 port indicating a looped port . If you see this shutdown one of the ports which will break the loop and normalize the cpu . That being said it could still be a supervisor .


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