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4500 interface description: FIXME

Anyone ever see this before?

I was told that this is due to an issue on the interface like errors or something else.  I have never seen it before and wondered if that was true.

This interface is on the SUP

mcptl01-res-01#show int gig 1/2
GigabitEthernet1/2 is down, line protocol is down (notconnect)
   Hardware is Gigabit Ethernet Port, address is 000f.23ba.8701 (bia 000f.23ba.8701)
  Description: FIXME
   MTU 1500 bytes, BW 1000000 Kbit, DLY 10 usec,
      reliability 255/255, txload 1/255, rxload 1/255
   Encapsulation ARPA, loopback not set
   Keepalive set (10 sec)
   Full-duplex, Auto-speed, link type is auto, media type is 1000BaseSX
   input flow-control is off, output flow-control is off
   ARP type: ARPA, ARP Timeout 04:00:00
   Last input 06:31:21, output never, output hang never
   Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
   Input queue: 0/2000/0/0 (size/max/drops/flushes); Total output drops: 0
   Queueing strategy: fifo
   Output queue: 0/40 (size/max)
   5 minute input rate 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec
   5 minute output rate 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec
      30330428078 packets input, 11091995606121 bytes, 0 no buffer
      Received 111628090 broadcasts (78277429 multicasts)
      0 runts, 0 giants, 0 throttles
      0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 frame, 0 overrun, 0 ignored
      0 input packets with dribble condition detected
      51392668150 packets output, 46144143931460 bytes, 0 underruns
      0 output errors, 0 collisions, 1 interface resets
      0 babbles, 0 late collision, 0 deferred
      0 lost carrier, 0 no carrier
      0 output buffer failures, 0 output buffers swapped out

Cisco IOS Software, Catalyst 4500 L3 Switch Software (cat4500-IPBASEK9-M), Version 12.2(53)SG2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

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Compiled Tue 16-Mar-10 00:30 by prod_rel_team

Image text-base: 0x10000000, data-base: 0x11D24284

ROM: 12.2(20r)EW1

Dagobah Revision 226, Swamp Revision 34

mcptl01-res-01 uptime is 45 weeks, 6 days, 20 hours, 51 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

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cisco WS-C4506 (MPC8245) processor (revision 10) with 262144K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FOX080309LX

MPC8245 CPU at 266Mhz, Supervisor II+

Last reset from PowerUp

1 Virtual Ethernet interface

144 FastEthernet interfaces

2 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

511K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

Configuration register is 0x2102

mcptl01-res-01>sh mod

Chassis Type : WS-C4506

Power consumed by backplane : 0 Watts

Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.


1     2  Supervisor II+ 1000BaseX (GBIC)        WS-X4013+          JAE0923E4LF

2    48  10/100BaseTX (RJ45)V                   WS-X4148-RJ45V     JAE0814B7CD

3    48  10/100BaseTX (RJ45)V                   WS-X4148-RJ45V     JAE0814BGB5

4    48  10/100BaseTX (RJ45)V                   WS-X4148-RJ45V     JAE0814BG9U

M MAC addresses                    Hw  Fw           Sw               Status


1 000f.23ba.8700 to 000f.23ba.8701 4.0 12.2(20r)EW1 12.2(53)SG2      Ok

2 000f.907e.3b10 to 000f.907e.3b3f 2.7                               Ok

3 000f.907e.6840 to 000f.907e.686f 2.7                               Ok

4 000f.907e.65a0 to 000f.907e.65cf 2.7                               Ok


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4500 interface description: FIXME


I couldn't find anything internally which refers to that behavior.

I believe someone manually entered that description or done via script from a management system.

The switch itself won't apply the description based on port condition.




Re: 4500 interface description: FIXME

Edison and Glen,

I knew I was not going crazy but needed to check for my own sanity.  There was a person here who insisted and I just had a hard time believing, but I must admit there was some room for doubt.  It just did not make any sense and I could find nothing to the effect.


4500 interface description: FIXME

Rick Morris wrote:

There was a person here who insisted

Strongly recommend you never accept food from this person.    -Ed


Re: 4500 interface description: FIXME

  That field is just a manual description field that you have enter via CLI.  Think someone was just trying to be funny  or they were using it as an indicator that the port was faulty .


4500 interface description: FIXME

do like this:

NJ-R1#config t

Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.

NJ-R1(config)#int gig 1/2

NJ-R1(config-if)#desc FIXED


and you should be OK!!!!!


Posted by WebUser Neeraj Jagga from Cisco Support Community App

4500 interface description: FIXME

LOL! Well, you could always do a "show run int g1/2" to see if the description is actually in the configuration. I would think a "show int g1/2 descr" would show you the same thing.

HTH, John *** Please rate all useful posts ***