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Cisco 6500 VSS

Hi,

I telnet 192.168.1.1 to connect to 6500 swith configured as VSS (switch 1 and switch 2). Is there any way to check to which switch (1or 2) am I connected? Is there any command to show to which switch am I connected to?

Thanks you,

shawn

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Cisco Employee

Cisco 6500 VSS

Shawn,

VSS Active and VSS Standby Chassis

When you create or restart a VSS, the peer chassis negotiate their roles. One chassis becomes the VSS active chassis, and the other chassis becomes the VSS standby.

The VSS active chassis controls the VSS. It runs the Layer 2 and Layer 3 control protocols for the switching modules on both chassis. The VSS active chassis also provides management functions for the VSS, such as module online insertion and removal (OIR) and the console interface.

The VSS active and VSS standby chassis perform packet forwarding for ingress data traffic on their locally hosted interfaces. However, the VSS standby chassis sends all control traffic to the VSS active chassis for processing.

How do you know which Switch you are in when you were not there during the migration of VSS.

You need to know the serial board address then it will easy for you to come to know the switch which you are in.

By default you will be in the Active Switch when you login:

VSS#sh switch virtual

Switch mode                  : Virtual Switch

Virtual switch domain number : 200

Local switch number          : 1

Local switch operational role: Virtual Switch Active >>>> Active Switch

Peer switch number           : 2

Peer switch operational role : Virtual Switch Standby  >>> Standby Switch

VSS#sh switch virtual role

Switch  Switch Status  Priority     Role    Session   ID

        Number         Oper(Conf)           Local    Remote

------------------------------------------------------------------

LOCAL    1     UP       100(100)    ACTIVE   0        0  

REMOTE   2     UP       100(100)    ACTIVE   7727     8495

show ver:

cisco WS-C6509-E (R7000) processor (revision 1.5) with 983008K/65536K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID XXXXXXXX  >>>> This will be your serial number of your chasis.

In this way you will get to know which switch is active.

HTH

Regards

Inayath

Cisco Employee

Cisco 6500 VSS

Thanks Shawn,

May I ask you a favour cna you please mark the thread as answerd so that we close out this thread and it would help for others in future.

Regards

Inayath

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Cisco Employee

Cisco 6500 VSS

Shawn,

VSS Active and VSS Standby Chassis

When you create or restart a VSS, the peer chassis negotiate their roles. One chassis becomes the VSS active chassis, and the other chassis becomes the VSS standby.

The VSS active chassis controls the VSS. It runs the Layer 2 and Layer 3 control protocols for the switching modules on both chassis. The VSS active chassis also provides management functions for the VSS, such as module online insertion and removal (OIR) and the console interface.

The VSS active and VSS standby chassis perform packet forwarding for ingress data traffic on their locally hosted interfaces. However, the VSS standby chassis sends all control traffic to the VSS active chassis for processing.

How do you know which Switch you are in when you were not there during the migration of VSS.

You need to know the serial board address then it will easy for you to come to know the switch which you are in.

By default you will be in the Active Switch when you login:

VSS#sh switch virtual

Switch mode                  : Virtual Switch

Virtual switch domain number : 200

Local switch number          : 1

Local switch operational role: Virtual Switch Active >>>> Active Switch

Peer switch number           : 2

Peer switch operational role : Virtual Switch Standby  >>> Standby Switch

VSS#sh switch virtual role

Switch  Switch Status  Priority     Role    Session   ID

        Number         Oper(Conf)           Local    Remote

------------------------------------------------------------------

LOCAL    1     UP       100(100)    ACTIVE   0        0  

REMOTE   2     UP       100(100)    ACTIVE   7727     8495

show ver:

cisco WS-C6509-E (R7000) processor (revision 1.5) with 983008K/65536K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID XXXXXXXX  >>>> This will be your serial number of your chasis.

In this way you will get to know which switch is active.

HTH

Regards

Inayath

New Member

Cisco 6500 VSS

this is great Inayath!!! thank you

Cisco Employee

Cisco 6500 VSS

Thanks Shawn,

May I ask you a favour cna you please mark the thread as answerd so that we close out this thread and it would help for others in future.

Regards

Inayath

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