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2248TP-E FEX Does Not Come Online When Connected to Nexus 7000 running 6.0x code

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Problem Description: A 2248TP-E FEX does not come online when connected to Nexus 7000 running 6.0x code. The state of the FEX will show as 'image download'. Below is an example from a N7K running 6.0(3).

N7K# sh fex detail

FEX: 101 Description: FEX0101   state: Image Download

  FEX version: 5.1(3)N1(1) [Switch version: 6.0(3)]

  FEX Interim version: 5.1(3)N1(0.302)

  Switch Interim version: 6.0(3)

Customers may  also see the following in their logs:

Requesting satellite to download image

Module register received

Registration response sent

Requesting satellite to download image

Module register received

Registration response sent

Requesting satellite to download image

Module register received

Registration response sent

Requesting satellite to download image

Module register received

Registration response sent

Requesting satellite to download image

Resolution:

Connecting a 2248TP-E FEX is not supported on a Nexus 7000 until NX-OS 6.1(1). The fix for this issue is to upgrade to NX-OS 6.1(1). After doing so, the FEXs will come online.

Table 3 at the following link mentions the minimum version of code needed for the 2248TP-E:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps9441/ps10110/data_sheet_c78-507093.html

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