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Nexus 7010 with 2224 FEX won't connect

Hello -

We have a Nexus 7010 and we are testing out using the fabric extenders for a need.  We have a demo 2224 unit and have it connected to our M132XP-12 10G blade in the 7K but the FEX won't come online.  I would have figured a possible software incompatability but looking at the supported list for that as well as hardware everything seems to be in order.  This is what the status shows after it spends about 15 mins in the image download state.

FEX: 111 Description: FEX0111   state: Offline

  FEX version: 4.2(1)N2(1a) [Switch version: 5.1(2)]

  FEX Interim version: 4.2(1)N2(1a)

  Switch Interim version: 5.1(2)

  Module Sw Gen: 21  [Switch Sw Gen: 21]

pinning-mode: static    Max-links: 1

  Fabric port for control traffic: Eth2/20

  Fabric interface state:

    Po11 - Interface Up. State: Active

    Eth2/20 - Interface Up. State: Active

  Fex Port        State  Fabric Port  Primary Fabric

This is looped in the log details while in the image update status until it times out:

04/25/2011 15:31:41.986978: Module register received

04/25/2011 15:31:41.987713: Registration response sent

04/25/2011 15:31:41.987889: Requesting satellite to download image

04/25/2011 15:32:00.105031: Module register received

04/25/2011 15:32:00.105779: Registration response sent

04/25/2011 15:32:00.105956: Requesting satellite to download image

04/25/2011 15:32:20.191181: Module register received

04/25/2011 15:32:20.191957: Registration response sent

04/25/2011 15:32:20.192144: Requesting satellite to download image

We ran a debug during this and these entries are displayed when looking for errors.

2011 Apr 25 15:30:31.443745 fex: Reg resp: Failed to get card info for swcardid 132

2011 Apr 25 15:30:35.472721 fex: Cardinfo: Unknown card id to get (132)

2011 Apr 25 15:30:35.472753 fex: Reg resp: Failed to get card info for swcardid 132

2011 Apr 25 15:30:41.495302 fex: Cardinfo: Unknown card id to get (132)

I'm still doing some more searching which so far hasn't turned up much, wanted to see if anyone has some other insight?

We've also checked the EPLDs against the current 5.1.x version and it does not show any upgrade necessary.

sho install all impact epld bootflash:n7000-s1-epld.5.1.1.img

Compatibility check:

Module  Type  Upgradable        Impact   Reason

------  ----  ----------    ----------   ------

     1    LC         Yes    disruptive   Module Upgradable

     2    LC         Yes    disruptive   Module Upgradable

     5   SUP         Yes    disruptive   Module Upgradable

     1  Xbar         Yes    disruptive   Module Upgradable

     2  Xbar         Yes    disruptive   Module Upgradable

     3  Xbar         Yes    disruptive   Module Upgradable

     1   FAN         Yes    disruptive   Module Upgradable

     2   FAN         Yes    disruptive   Module Upgradable

     3   FAN         Yes    disruptive   Module Upgradable

     4   FAN         Yes    disruptive   Module Upgradable

Copy complete, now saving to disk (please wait)...

Retrieving EPLD versions... Please wait.

Images will be upgraded according to following table:

Module  Type           EPLD      Running-Version   New-Version  Upg-Required

------  ----  -------------      ---------------   -----------  ------------

     1    LC  Power Manager              4.008       4.008           No

     1    LC  IO                         1.006       1.006           No

     1    LC  Forwarding Engine          1.006       1.006           No

     1    LC  SFP                        1.004       1.004           No

     2    LC  Power Manager              4.008       4.008           No

     2    LC  IO                         1.016       1.016           No

     2    LC  Forwarding Engine          1.006       1.006           No

     2    LC  FE Bridge(1)              186.006      186.006           No

     2    LC  FE Bridge(2)              186.006      186.006           No

     2    LC  Linksec Engine(1)          2.006       2.006           No

     2    LC  Linksec Engine(2)          2.006       2.006           No

     2    LC  Linksec Engine(3)          2.006       2.006           No

     2    LC  Linksec Engine(4)          2.006       2.006           No

     2    LC  Linksec Engine(5)          2.006       2.006           No

     2    LC  Linksec Engine(6)          2.006       2.006           No

     2    LC  Linksec Engine(7)          2.006       2.006           No

     2    LC  Linksec Engine(8)          2.006       2.006           No

     5   SUP  Power Manager              3.009       3.009           No

     5   SUP  IO                         3.028       3.028           No

     5   SUP  Inband                     1.008       1.008           No

     5   SUP  Local Bus CPLD             3.000       3.000           No

     5   SUP  CMP CPLD                   6.000       6.000           No

     1  Xbar  Power Manager              2.010       2.010           No

     2  Xbar  Power Manager              2.010       2.010           No

     3  Xbar  Power Manager              2.010       2.010           No

     1   FAN  Fan Controller (1)         0.007       0.007           No

     1   FAN  Fan Controller (2)         0.007       0.007           No

     2   FAN  Fan Controller (1)         0.007       0.007           No

     2   FAN  Fan Controller (2)         0.007       0.007           No

     3   FAN  Fan Controller (1)         0.007       0.007           No

     3   FAN  Fan Controller (2)         0.007       0.007           No

     4   FAN  Fan Controller (1)         0.007       0.007           No

     4   FAN  Fan Controller (2)         0.007       0.007           No

Thanks!

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Cisco Employee

Re: Nexus 7010 with 2224 FEX won't connect

It’s an error. Only 2248 is supported. Next release of NXOS for Nexus 7000 will support 2224 and 2232. It is supposed to be available on or before July.

Thanks

Ravikumar

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Cisco Employee

Re: Nexus 7010 with 2224 FEX won't connect

Nexus 2224 is not yet supported with Nexus 7000. Only N2248 is supported.

Beginner

Re: Nexus 7010 with 2224 FEX won't connect

Thanks for the response.  Can you confirm if that is truly the case?  The following document states the 2224 is supported on the 7000.

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

Thank you

Cisco Employee

Re: Nexus 7010 with 2224 FEX won't connect

It’s an error. Only 2248 is supported. Next release of NXOS for Nexus 7000 will support 2224 and 2232. It is supposed to be available on or before July.

Thanks

Ravikumar

Beginner

Re: Nexus 7010 with 2224 FEX won't connect

thank you

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