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is SPAN port not allowed in Nexus FEX Port ?

Hi

    Customer want me to defined a SPAN port on N2K, it is a fex port. when I configure I got the following statement from the switch.

Is there any way to solve the problem?

n5k-N2K(config-monitor)# destination ?

  interface  Configure interfaces

n5k-N2K(config-monitor)# destination interface eth102/1/18

ERROR: Eth102/1/18: Configuration not allowed on fex interface

N5K VERSION

Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS) Software

TAC support: http://www.cisco.com/tac

Copyright (c) 2002-2009, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

The copyrights to certain works contained herein are owned by

other third parties and are used and distributed under license.

Some parts of this software are covered under the GNU Public

License. A copy of the license is available at

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html.

Software

  BIOS:      version 1.2.0

  loader:    version N/A

  kickstart: version 4.0(1a)N2(1)

  system:    version 4.0(1a)N2(1)

  BIOS compile time:       06/19/08

  kickstart image file is: bootflash:/n5000-uk9-kickstart.4.0.1a.N2.1.bin

  kickstart compile time:  2/25/2009 0:00:00 [02/25/2009 08:29:12]

  system image file is:    bootflash:/n5000-uk9.4.0.1a.N2.1.bin

  system compile time:     2/25/2009 0:00:00 [02/25/2009 08:56:57]

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is SPAN port not allowed in Nexus FEX Port ?

  Hi,

A FEX port cannot be configured as a SPAN destination. Only a switch port can be configured and used as a SPAN destination.

See link below for more info:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus5000/sw/release/notes/Rel_5_1_3_N2_1/Nexus5000_Release_Notes_5_1_3_N2.html

HTH

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is SPAN port not allowed in Nexus FEX Port ?

Thank you very much

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