Trying to interconnect Catalyst 4506 (IOS) & Catalyst 6509 (CatOS) using FS
I'm currently having a problem interconnecting a Catalyst 4506 using IOS and a Catalyst 6509 using CatOS via FSO. The FSO is all setup and they show that they are talking but when we plug the fiber optic cables into the switches, we get a notconnect status on the switches. The link lights on both switches don't light up either. I have configured both sides as follows
6509 (the Gigabit Port is 2/6):
set port negotiation 2/6 disable
set trunk 2/6 nonegotiate dot1q 1-1005,1025-4094
4506 (the Gigabit Port is 1/1):
interface GigabitEthernet 1/1
switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
switchport mode trunk
We were told by the FSO company that both ends must turn off negotiation in order for it to work. On the end with the Catalyst 6509, I have tried plugging another known working fiber optic line into the 2/6 port and the link light lights up so we know that the port isn't broken. Any ideas? I am lost.
We currently have a T1 line that serves as a point to point between the two buildings. We were trying to get rid of it and go with Free Space Optics (FSO) to increase bandwidth between the two buildings. We have 5 VLANs on each side (on the 4506 side, Vlans 110, 120, 132, 140, & 104 and on the 6509 side, Vlan 10, 20, 32, 40, 4) and the point to point is on the 200 network to interconnect the switches.
Just to start with are we sure that Rx of one switch terminates on Tx of other and vice versa. The fiber cable which is plugged in the trnasmitter of one switch must go to the receiver of another switch. You can just try swapping the TX and RX points at one switch.
I doubt this because as you have said even the link light is not coming up.
Yesterday I actually had tried swapping the TX and RX points on the 4506 switch on my end and that didn't work. We tried it on the other end too and still no link light so I don't think that's the problem.
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