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Fex state showing offline

rishad ahammed

I am trying to connected Fabric extender  N2K-C2332TQ-10GT to  N5K-C5672UP. But the fex state is showing offline. Can any one please help me to fix this issue

I am using QSFP to connect from N5K to N2K


Please find the below results


sh fex
  FEX         FEX           FEX              FEX              Fex
Number    Description      State            Model            Serial
103        FEX0103               Offline    N2K-C2332TQ-10GT   FOC2219R





sh fex detail
FEX: 103 Description: FEX0103   state: Offline
  FEX version: Unknown [Switch version: 7.1(0)N1(1b)]
  FEX Interim version: Unknown
  Switch Interim version: 7.1(0)N1(1b)
  Module Sw Gen: 0  [Switch Sw Gen: 21]
  post level: complete
 pinning-mode: static    Max-links: 1
  Fabric port for control traffic: Eth2/3
  FCoE Admin: false
  FCoE Oper: true
  FCoE FEX AA Configured: false
  Fabric interface state:
    Po103 - Interface Up. State: Active
    Eth2/3 - Interface Up. State: Active
11/05/2018 10:50:51.086077: Offlining Module
11/05/2018 11:00:29.772467: Deleting route to FEX
11/05/2018 11:00:29.781181: Module disconnected





sh vpc brief
                (*) - local vPC is down, forwarding via vPC peer-link

vPC domain id                     : 10
Peer status                       : peer adjacency formed ok
vPC keep-alive status             : peer is alive
Configuration consistency status  : success
Per-vlan consistency status       : success
Type-2 consistency status         : success
vPC role                          : primary
Number of vPCs configured         : 4
Peer Gateway                      : Enabled
Peer gateway excluded VLANs     : -
Dual-active excluded VLANs        : -
Graceful Consistency Check        : Enabled
Auto-recovery status              : Enabled (timeout = 240 seconds)

vPC Peer-link status
id   Port   Status Active vlans
--   ----   ------ --------------------------------------------------
1    Po10   up     1                                                      

vPC status
id     Port        Status Consistency Reason                     Active vlans
------ ----------- ------ ----------- -------------------------- -----------
101    Po101       down*  success     success                    -        
102    Po102       down*  success     success                    -        
103    Po103       up     success     success 




FEX Configuration


fex 101
  pinning max-links 1
  description "FEX0101"


interface Ethernet2/3
  description LEAF_SW1_TO_TOR_SW1_RACK3
  switchport mode fex-fabric
  fex associate 103
  channel-group 103


interface port-channel103
  description LEAF_SW1_TO_TOR_SW_RACK3
  switchport mode fex-fabric
  fex associate 103
  vpc 103

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paul driver
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Possible mismatch on  firmware?


sh fex detail
FEX: 103 Description: FEX0103   state: Offline
  FEX version: Unknown [Switch version: 7.1(0)N1(1b)]


Cisco Nexus 2332TQ FEX






7.1(1)N1(1) and later

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Yes. I think so. Now we are  trying to upgrade the NX-OS.

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