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UDLD Detection & Error Disable On Cat 6513


We have a problem with an etherchannel trunk between 2 Cat 6513's. The etherchannel is 8Gb split across 2 Copper 10/100/1000Mb 16 port cards in each chassis. The trunk uses ports 13 - 16 on slot 5 in one chassis to 13 - 16 on slot 5 in the other chassis and 13 - 16 on slot 6 in one chassis to 13 - 16 in slot 6 on the other chassis.

We appear to have had a UDLD Detection which error disabled all 4 of the links from slot 6 to slot 6 at the same time. IE ports 13 - 16 on slot 6 of both chassis went into error disabled state.

Could this be a ASIC hardware problem on one of the cards? If so, how do we establish which end of the trunk the problem exists? All other connections on these slot 6 cards are working fine.


Re: UDLD Detection & Error Disable On Cat 6513

UDLD is a protocol that discovers if communication over a link is one-way only, and therefore partially broken. A damaged fiber cable or other cabling/port issue could cause this one-way only communication. Spanning tree loops can occur with this problem. UDLD allows the port to detect a unidirectional link, and can be configured to put a port in errDisable state when it detects this condition.

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