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Stacking issue 3750G/3750 3 Switch stack

 

Hi all,

We are experiencing an issue which seems to contradict itself on a stack of 3 switches. The issue we are seeing does not seem to be very well described in the Cisco documentation, if merely shows the status exists, but not if it's good or bad.

I'll note some output regarding the issue below.

 

 

 

Switch Ports Model              SW Version            SW Image
------ ----- -----              ----------            ----------
*    1 12    WS-C3750G-12S      12.2(55)SE5           C3750-IPBASEK9-M
     2 12    WS-C3750G-12S      12.2(55)SE5           C3750-IPBASEK9-M
     3 52    WS-C3750-48TS      12.2(55)SE5           C3750-IPBASEK9-M

 

Switch-1#sh sw stack-port summ

Switch#/  Stack   Neighbor   Cable    Link   Link   Sync      #         In
 Port#     Port              Length    OK   Active   OK    Changes   Loopback
          Status                                          To LinkOK
--------  ------  --------  --------  ----  ------  ----  ---------  --------
  1/1     OK         3      50 cm     Yes    Yes    Yes        2        No
  1/2     OK         2      50 cm     Yes    Yes    Yes        2        No
  2/1     OK         1      50 cm     Yes    Yes    Yes        2        No
  2/2     OK         3      50 cm     Yes    Yes    Yes        2        No
  3/1     OK         2      50 cm     Yes    Yes    Yes        2        No
  3/2     OK         1      50 cm     Yes    Yes    Yes        2        No

Switch-1#sh platform stack manager all
Switch/Stack Mac Address : xxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx
                                           H/W   Current
Switch#  Role   Mac Address     Priority Version  State
----------------------------------------------------------
*1       Master xxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx     15     0       Ready
 2       Member xxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx   14     0       Ready
 3       Member xxxx.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx   13     0       Ready

         Stack Port Status             Neighbors
Switch#  Port 1     Port 2           Port 1   Port 2
--------------------------------------------------------
  1        Ok         Ok                3        2
  2        Ok         Ok                1        3
  3        Ok         Ok                2        1

Switch-1# sh switch neighbors
  Switch #    Port 1       Port 2
  --------    ------       ------
      1         3             2
      2         1             3
      3         2             1

 

 

 

So far everything seems good, agreed?.. now the output that causes doubt.

 

 

 

SWMLSSGESR09-1#sh platform stack ports buffer

              Stack Debug Event Data Trace
==============================================================
Event type LINK: Link status change
Event type RAC: RAC changes to Not OK
Event type SYNC: Sync changes to Not OK
==============================================================


  Event    Stack           Stack PCS Info              Ctrl-Status  Loopback   Cable
  Count    Port                                                     IOS / HW   length
=========  =====  ===================================  ===========  ========  ========
Event type: LINK OK Stack Port 2
0000000117   1    FF08FF00 84035BFD AAAAFFFF FFFFFFFF   0C340CE0     No /No   50 cm
0000000117   2    FF08FF00 86038FE6 5595FFFF FFFFFFFF   0C340CE0     No /No   50 cm
Event type: RAC
0000000118   1    FF08FF00 84035BFD AAAAFFFF FFFFFFFF   0C340CE0     No /No   50 cm
0000000118   2    FF08FF00 86038FE6 5595FFFF FFFFFFFF   0C340CE0     No /No   50 cm
Event type: LINK OK Stack Port 1
0000000655   1    FF08FF00 86032D8D 5555FFFF FFFFFFFF   1CE61CE0     No /No   50 cm
0000000655   2    FF08FF00 86038FE6 5595FFFF FFFFFFFF   1CE61CE0     No /No   50 cm
Event type: RAC
0000000656   1    FF08FF00 86032D8D 5555FFFF FFFFFFFF   1CE61CE0     No /No   50 cm
0000000656   2    FF08FF00 86038FE6 5595FFFF FFFFFFFF   1CE61CE0     No /No   50 cm
Event type: LINK NOT OK Stack Port 1
0000018717   1    FF08FF00 000128F6 00000002 FFFFFFFF   0E140CE0     No /No   50 cm
0000018717   2    FF08FF00 86038FE6 5595FFFF FFFFFFFF   0E140CE0     No /No   50 cm
Event type: RAC
0000018718   1    FF08FF00 00012940 16010703 FFFFFFFF   0E140CE0     No /No   50 cm
0000018718   2    FF08FF00 86038FE6 5595FFFF FFFFFFFF   0E140CE0     No /No   50 cm
Event type: LINK OK Stack Port 1
0000018913   1    FF08FF00 8603CA6B AAAAFFFF FFFFFFFF   1EE61CE0     No /No   50 cm
0000018913   2    FF08FF00 86038FE6 5595FFFF FFFFFFFF   1EE61CE0     No /No   50 cm
Event type: RAC
0000018914   1    FF08FF00 8603CA6B AAAAFFFF FFFFFFFF   1EE61CE0     No /No   50 cm
0000018914   2    FF08FF00 86038FE6 5595FFFF FFFFFFFF   1EE61CE0     No /No   50 cm
Event type: LINK NOT OK Stack Port 2
0000019999   1    FF08FF00 8603CA6B AAAAFFFF FFFFFFFF   0EE60CE0     No /No   50 cm
0000019999   2    FF08FF00 00018D79 00000000 FFFFFFFF   0EE60CE0     No /No   50 cm
Event type: RAC
0000020000   1    FF08FF00 8603CA6B AAAAFFFF FFFFFFFF   0EE60CE0     No /No   50 cm
0000020000   2    FF08FF00 00018DC2 09954FFF FFFFFFFF   0EE60CE0     No /No   50 cm
Event type: LINK OK Stack Port 2
0000020193   1    FF08FF00 8603CA6B AAAAFFFF FFFFFFFF   1EE61CE0     No /No   50 cm
0000020193   2    FF08FF00 86036557 556AFFFF FFFFFFFF   1EE61CE0     No /No   50 cm
Event type: RAC
0000020194   1    FF08FF00 8603CA6B AAAAFFFF FFFFFFFF   1EE61CE0     No /No   50 cm
0000020194   2    FF08FF00 86036557 556AFFFF FFFFFFFF   1EE61CE0     No /No   50 cm

 

 

 

 

The 2 messages reading LINK NOT OK event types and Event type RAC and SYNC both seems to indicate an issue.

the stack cables have all been replaced already and this has not changed the status.

please let me know your thoughts, if possible an answer today would be perfect.

 

thank you,

Mike

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Dude, you do not need to

Dude, you do not need to worry about anything.
Based on your post. you are concerned with the logs below:

Stack Debug Event Data Trace
==============================================================
Event type LINK: Link status change
Event type RAC: RAC changes to Not OK
Event type SYNC: Sync changes to Not OK
===============================================
 

There is nothing to worry about the logs above. that is just normal.
If you want proof check out this Cisco documentation, you can see that the "show platform stack ports buffer" shows it.

 

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hi,so after more than a month

hi,

so after more than a month i haven't received any reply..

either the question is so advanced no one knows, or so stupid no one cares.

 

i'd still like to get an answer to this, i'm sure someone out there can shoot me a quick explanation at least?  if any additional info is needed just let me know.

thank you,

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More likely the former. Many of the posters to these forums are ordinary engineers, probably like yourself.  Unless someone has been down the same path, most of us won't know.

This type of question is normally better done via Cisco's TAC, but perhaps someone will yet chime in.

Silver

I actually haven't seen this

I actually haven't seen this question posted on supportforums, well anyway.
Can you take a pic on how you connected the three switches? i.e., take a picture at the back of the switches?

Can you as well post (please put it in notepad) the following commands

#sh switch stack-ports
#sh switch stack-ports summary
#sh switch stack-ring activity
#sh switch stack-ring activity detail
New Member

Hi Isgabrillo,thank you for

Hi Isgabrillo,

thank you for your reply, at this point i'm unable to take a Picture due to the switches being on a remote location. though i suspect you would like to see the stack cabling?

if you looks at command: "sh platform stack manager all" above, you can see the connectivity order.

all cables are cisco original and have been swapped with spares.(and are securely fastened)

 

for the output i may need to send you output from a different 5 switch stack with this similar issue. i'm unable to access the 3 switch stack above at this time.

will attach requested output shortly.

thank you,

New Member

Hi Isgabrillo,please see the

Hi Isgabrillo,

please see the log attached (stack requested info)

also i've attached the stack port buffer command due to this being a different stack. (stack link info)

hope this helps in any determination.

thank you,

Silver

Dude, you do not need to

Dude, you do not need to worry about anything.
Based on your post. you are concerned with the logs below:

Stack Debug Event Data Trace
==============================================================
Event type LINK: Link status change
Event type RAC: RAC changes to Not OK
Event type SYNC: Sync changes to Not OK
===============================================
 

There is nothing to worry about the logs above. that is just normal.
If you want proof check out this Cisco documentation, you can see that the "show platform stack ports buffer" shows it.

 

New Member

hi,thanks for your reply,

hi,

thanks for your reply, indeed that output had me wondering if it was relating to the issue i'm having.

as far as proof goes, i've seen pretty much all Cisco documentation and indeed also noticed this status in the documentation, but it did not note/explain the status. it wouldn't be the first time Cisco documentation has undefined errors in output.

that being said, i do think you may be right and at this point 2 replies here indicate these are status messages generated during a certain process.

i will consider your answer correct, (untill proven otherwise?)

New Member

Sorry for the late reply, i

Sorry for the late reply, i have seen this a few times but it has never caused an issue with the stack.  I actually think it is a historical event rather than a current issue.

 

I have a similar output on one of my stacks, however the stack works flawlessly and i simply swapped a stack cable out (It was longer than needed)

 

i hope this helps.  I will keep looking.

New Member

thanks for your reply, i was

thanks for your reply, i was thinking about that as well, so i'll probably need to be looking at the issue i'm having from another approach.

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