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Nexus 5500 keeps spraying %ETHPORT-5-IF_DOWN_ADMIN_DOWN messages


Nexus 5548 with single connected B22HP fex. Fex is up, I put the serverports admin down, but still the switch keeps logging these messages over and over:

%ETHPORT-5-IF_DOWN_ADMIN_DOWN: Interface Ethernet100/1/9 is down (Administratively down)

Every 10 seconds i am getting this message and the port number is increasing sequentially.

Since when is Cisco logging messages, even when you put the interface admin down ?

NX-OS version 5.2(1)N1(4)

New Member

I have the exact same issue

I have the exact same issue and its only for ports connecting to the B22HP FEX. My B22HP cards are single homed to Nexus 5548UPs and I am on 5.2(1)N1(6). The FEX is not changing state at all.

Did you source a resolution to this issue? It seems to be cosmetic from what I can tell.

New Member

Any updates on this?

Any updates on this?

We have this issue on 1 of our 8 Nexus 5672, generating > 2.000.000 syslog messages in 24h.

All Nexus are running 7.0(1)N1(1), only one is messing around.

New Member

This sounds similar tohttps:/

This sounds similar to


New Member

This problem affects only

This problem affects only ports that are not connected. Therefore, you can shut them down in the configuration and disable logging of port link-status events for those interfaces as in 'no logging event port link-status'. Works for me on 56128P and 55xx.