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SF-300 telnet and ping problems

Hello!

Recently I have installed near a hundred of SF-300 with the latest 1.3.0.62 firmware and the simple config: opt82 with arp inspection for access ports, rstp, management vlan. SSH and HTTP are disabled. Management IP addresses are statically assigned. Switches are in L2 mode. The problem is that after the random time period (from 15 min till 4-5 hours) switches suddenly stops to answer on ping, I can't access them via telnet. But the users on access ports are working without problems, they can renew addresses via dhcp, the binding table on switch is correctly updating. So, the problem is refers to the switch management access only. I can access the switch via console, and see, that:

1. TCAM is used by 7-15%

2. STP is correctly working

3. CPU load is 2-3%

4. Ping to gateway of other switches give the error: "PING: unable-to-send"

5. There is not ARP resolving

6. Even if ARP entry exists, ping failed with error from #4

I've make the mirror by "port monitor" from uplink port, and see via tcpdump, that:

1. Ping requests are coming from the uplink port

2. Switch didn't send an ARP requests when I try to ping something from it's console

3. STP packets and client's traffic are running without problems

4. At that moment, when the switch became inaccessible, there are any "strange" packets, switch just stops to answer on ping

If I reboot switch by "reload" or power cycle, it becomes available again for a random time period.

Can anybody helps to make permanent management access to the SF-300?

Thanks for all advices!

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SF-300 telnet and ping problems

Hi Pavel, is this every switch or just a couple switches?

If you isolate one of the switches that has the symptom (disconnect all  connections, does the management clear up after some time? Do you see a high increment of broadcast or multicast packets on any given interfaces?

-Tom
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SF-300 telnet and ping problems

Hi, Tom!

Thanks for the answer!

  1. This problem applies to all SF-300 in the net.
  2. SF-300 were installed to the new network segments, there are any another switch types, and there are 8..15 switches per vlan. There is the clear "star" topology, without rings. RSTP is running over the whole network.
  3. Even without any clients on access ports, this problem is present.
  4. I've connected single SF-300 to the uplink's Cisco port, without clients and downlinks, the problem consistently repeated. When I've connect the same SF-300 into the isolated test lab environment: server-cisco-SF-300-client, the problem disappear.
  5. I've tested the different firmwares, so, from 1.2.7.76 till 1.3.0.62 this problem exists. On 1.1.2.0 this problem is absent, but I need an opt82+DHCP snooping+ARP inspection. Switching L2-L3 mode (switch-router) nothing has changed.

So, I'm sure, that the problem depends on some network traffic, but there are any strange or abnormal packets were captured by tcpdump. When I've connected to the "freezed" switch through console, the only problem I see, is that all L3 functionality terminated.

What may be the reason of such switches behavior?

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Best regards,

Pavel Kotelva

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The latest firmware: 1.3.7.18

The latest firmware: 1.3.7.18 solve this problem.

Thanks for all!

New Member

That is great Pavel! It took

That is great Pavel! It took quite a long time for Cisco to fix the bug! :D

New Member

SF-300 telnet and ping problems

Hi Pavel,

I have been told by support that this will be fixed in the next firmware.

Hope this helps!

Richard

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SF-300 telnet and ping problems

Hi, Richard!

Thanks a lot! This is very good news! 

Will wiating for the new firmware.

Many thanks to all for your help!

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Best regards,

Pavel Kotelva

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SF-300 telnet and ping problems

Hi Pavel!

No worries! I know that the problem is annoying for you.

Richard

New Member

SF-300 telnet and ping problems

Hello!

Unfortunately, the new firmware 1.3.5.58 didn't solve this problem. Does anyone knows, in what version this bug is planned to be fixed?

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Best regards,

Pavel Kotelva

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