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CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0

Cisco 3850-48F-L, Denali IOS 16.3.5b, uptime is 9 weeks, 6 days.

 

Seeing repeating log errors:

Sep 4 12:00:08: %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0: sif_mgr: High hardware interrupt seen on switch 1
Sep 4 12:01:08: %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0: sif_mgr: High hardware interrupt seen on switch 1
Sep 4 12:01:23: %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 2 R0/0: sif_mgr: High hardware interrupt seen on switch 2
Sep 4 12:02:08: %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0: sif_mgr: High hardware interrupt seen on switch 1

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Re: CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0

John,
The switch is running a "re-build" firmware. Please upgrade to something else and see if it fixes things.
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Re: CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0

I'm going to try an reboot first, as this is the only switch we are seeing this error out of hundreds of switches on the same IOS-XE version. Will let you know the results within a week.

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Re: CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0

Hi John,

 

Any update regarding the problem? I am experiencing the same problem with the same firmware version. In my case, one of the stack member restarted unexpectedly.

 

Did you restart the switch? Mine already restarted by itself (I guess this counts as restarting the switch) and the problem still persists.

 

Cheers.

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Re: CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0

I will be rebooting this switch on the night of 9/17/2018 and will report back.

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Re: CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0

Hi. Do you have any update on your switch reboot? I'm having issues with the same similar errors in my logs for my C9300 switches also.

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Re: CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0


@cheongchunti wrote:

Hi. Do you have any update on your switch reboot? I'm having issues with the same similar errors in my logs for my C9300 switches also.


Please create a new thread so we can analyze this separately.

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Re: CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0

My reboot did NOT resolve this error, which continued about once a minute as soon as the switch had fully rebooted. No IOS upgrade was performed either, still running Denali 16.3.5.b.

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Re: CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0

The firmware is a "rebuild". Please upgrade to 16.3.6 (or later).
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Re: CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0

Hi John,

 

I opened a TAC case via my vendor. The TAC said "try to replace the suspected faulty stack cable if error message still persist". I did not find error messages anymore on the switch log, so I did not proceed to replace my suspected faulty cable. I will still monitor the condition though.

 

I think there is no downside on trying Leo's suggestion, since the current recommended IOS is 16.3.6.

 

Cheers.

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Re: CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0

All,

 

Please check the manufacturing date of the stacking cables. We have had switch stack reboot with this 

12966: Oct 16 12:38:36: %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 3 R0/0: sif_mgr: High hardware interrupt seen on switch 3 12967: Oct 16 12:38:37: %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 4 R0/0: sif_mgr: High hardware interrupt seen on switch 4

 

Every time we got this it was a cable with a manufacturing date of 2015. We had 12 cables go bad. It got worse when we upgraded to 16.3.6 

 

We are in the process of finding and changing all the 2015 cables. I'm in an active TAC case... no help yet

 

Tom

 

 

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Re: CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0

om, thanks for the tip, I will try this. I never noticed the date stamp on the stack cables before. An interesting side note is that running the command "show switch stack-ports summary" shows no incrementing changes to link. The cryptic error message I gave in this post's title does not indicate which stack cable(s) is a fault; this is a stack of four 3850-48's.  I guess I just have to visually check each cable's sticker.

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Re: CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0

That reminded me about this.... doing a Show Switch-Ports Sum showed a cable with unknown "Cable Length. This could help you identify a bad cable:

 

Sw#/Port#  Port Status  Neighbor  Cable Length   Link OK   Link Active   Syn
-----------------------------------------------------------------
1/1        OK           3         50cm           Yes       Yes           Yes
1/2        OK           2         50cm           Yes       Yes           Yes
2/1        OK           4         50cm           Yes       Yes           Yes
2/2        OK           1         50cm           Yes       Yes           Yes
3/1        OK           1         50cm           Yes       Yes           Yes
3/2        OK           5         50cm           Yes       Yes           Yes
4/1        OK           2         50cm           Yes       Yes           Yes
4/2        OK           6         50cm           Yes       Yes           Yes
5/1        OK           7         50cm           Yes       Yes           Yes
5/2        OK           3         50cm           Yes       Yes           Yes
6/1        OK           8         50cm           Yes       Yes           Yes
6/2        OK           4         50cm           Yes       Yes           Yes
7/1        OK           5         50cm           Yes       Yes           Yes
7/2        OK           8         Unknown        Yes       Yes           Yes
8/1        OK           6         50cm           Yes       Yes           Yes
8/2        OK           7         Unknown        Yes       Yes           Yes

 

Beginner

Re: CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0

I also encountered the faulty cable message in my logs after re-installing a stack of 3 3650 48 port switches.

 

In IOS-XE 16.9.3, the command to check the details of the stack ports is:

show switch stack-ports summary

 

Curiously, everything looked fine, but the error messages were still being logged. Then after 6 hours the error messages stopped. The stack has been running without complaining about Faulty Cable errors for a week, so maybe it was just an initial hiccup ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

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Re: CSCvj49423 - %SIF_MGR-1-FAULTY_CABLE:Switch 1 R0/0

Nice catch John.... never looked across the table !!!!

 

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