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Configuration Etherchannel broadcast storm-control

Hi all!

I am configuring a 6500 series, broadcast storm-control. This feature is enabled on a port-channel and the physical interfaces.

In the documentation of Cisco, reports that this feature should not be enabled on interfaces configured as member of a group Etherchannel, if enabled the door and enter the "suspended mode".

Sometimes we have this feature enabled on a port-channel and its physical interfaces, and interfaces are in "on mode", contradicting what the document says the cisco "suspended mode". This is ok?

If taking the "broadcast storm-control" of the physical interface, the configuration of port-channel will be different from the physical interfaces, it is recommended?

Thank's!

Documentation Cisco: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SX/configuration/guide/storm.html

"When configuring the traffic storm control level, note the following information:

•You can configure traffic storm control on thw port channel interface of an EtherChannel.

•Do not configure traffic storm control on ports that are members of an EtherChannel. Configuring traffic storm control on ports that are configured as members of an EtherChannel puts the ports into a suspended state. "

Configuration Switch 6500:

switch6500#sh run int g 7/1

Building configuration...

Current configuration : 409 bytes

!

interface GigabitEthernet7/1

description *x-x-x*

switchport

switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q

switchport trunk native vlan 214

switchport trunk allowed vlan 25,31,204,206,209,214,216,217,232-235

switchport mode trunk

logging event link-status

no snmp trap link-status

mls qos trust dscp

flowcontrol send off

storm-control broadcast level 0.50

channel-group 2 mode on

end

switch6500#sh run int g 7/2

Building configuration...

Current configuration : 409 bytes

!

interface GigabitEthernet7/2

description *x-x-x*

switchport

switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q

switchport trunk native vlan 214

switchport trunk allowed vlan 25,31,204,206,209,214,216,217,232-235

switchport mode trunk

logging event link-status

no snmp trap link-status

mls qos trust dscp

flowcontrol send off

storm-control broadcast level 0.50

channel-group 2 mode on

end

switch6500#sh run int po 2

Building configuration...

Current configuration : 331 bytes

!

interface Port-channel2

description *CAT4506C_CTO - 10.32.0.54*

switchport

switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q

switchport trunk native vlan 214

switchport trunk allowed vlan 25,31,204,206,209,214,216,217,232-235

switchport mode trunk

logging event link-status

mls qos trust dscp

storm-control broadcast level 0.50

end

CTO07D-ITASRF-WD01#sh etherchannel 2 port-channel

Port-channels in the group:

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

Port-channel: Po2

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

Age of the Port-channel = 22d:08h:02m:58s

Logical slot/port = 14/2 Number of ports = 2

GC = 0x00000000 HotStandBy port = null

Port state = Port-channel Ag-Inuse

Protocol = -

Fast-switchover = disabled

Ports in the Port-channel:

Index Load Port EC state No of bits

------+------+------+------------------+-----------

0 55 Gi7/1 On 4

1 AA Gi7/2 On 4

Time since last port bundled: 4d:14h:58m:13s Gi7/2

Time since last port Un-bundled: 4d:14h:58m:22s Gi7/2

Last applied Hash Distribution Algorithm: Fixed

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Re: Configuration Etherchannel broadcast storm-control

Hi,

What the documentation is saying is that to apply storm control enable it on the port-channel interface. This will then apply it down to the physical interfaces.

If you try to apply this to the physical interfaces (not the port-channel) it will break the port-channel.

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Re: Configuration Etherchannel broadcast storm-control

Thank's JamesLuther. But the documentation is saying that if apply to the physical interfaces, the interface is in "suspended mode",

but the interface on my switch is in "mode on". Do you know?

Thank's!

Re: Configuration Etherchannel broadcast storm-control

Hi

What James is saying is you must apply the the configuration to the Port-Channel interface as with any etherchannel configuration ( with the exception of the description comnmand ).

If you apply config to the physical interface, it will be suspended as the configs are out of sync. When you apply any configuration to the Port-Channel, like trunking an extra vlan, then the config is updated on all members of the channel-group.

New Member

Re: Configuration Etherchannel broadcast storm-control

Hi Adam!

I don't understand why the ports are not into “suspended state”, compliance cisco documentation: CISCO - Do not configure traffic storm control on ports that are members of an EtherChannel. Configuring traffic storm control on ports that are configured as members of an EtherChannel puts the ports into a "suspended state".”

My switch:

SWITCH6500#sh etherchannel 2 port-channel

ocult-x-x

Index Load Port EC state No of bits

------+------+------+------------------+-----------

0 55 Gi7/1 On 4

1 AA Gi7/2 On 4

Interface Gi7/1 and Gi7/2 are in mode "on".

Interfaces Gi7/1 and Gi7/2 are configured with traffic storm, and are members of an Etherchannel Group.

Etherchannel Group is configured whit traffic storm too.

Interface Gi7/1 and Gi7/2 should be "suspended mode"?

Thank's!

New Member

Hi,

Hi,

How did you configure your storm-control?  Did you configure it on the port-channel first?  The doc says that if you configure storm control on member ports, it will make the ports suspended because they will have a different port setting configs.  Now the result of configuring it on the port-channel, will then result to storm control configurations to be replicated on the member ports automatically.

Did you by any chance configure member ports only for storm control and the result is that the storm control configs got replicated on the port-channel and the ports remained up and in use?

Cheers,

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