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Cisco 6506-E: Stateful Switchover (SSO) is not working in Core Switches as expected

Hi,

I would like to set-up a VSS on our clients 6506-E switches. But first things first, I checked if SSO is already working. However, upon checking, it seems that SSO is not working and found some observations based on the current status of our client 6506-E switches. Appreciate your advise on this. 

 

  • Stateful Switchover (SSO) is not working in Core Switches as expected. 
  • Communication status is in “Down” state
  • Peer Information is not available. (PEER state is disabled)

Core-1:

SW-CORE-1#show version
Cisco IOS Software, s2t54 Software (s2t54-IPSERVICESK9-M), Version 15.0(1)SY2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc4)

System image file is "bootdisk:s2t54-ipservicesk9-mz.SPA.150-1.SY2.bin"

 

SW-CORE-1#show redundancy
Redundant System Information :
------------------------------
       Available system uptime = 3 weeks, 5 days, 3 hours, 56 minutes
Switchovers system experienced = 0
              Standby failures = 0
        Last switchover reason = none

                 Hardware Mode = Simplex
    Configured Redundancy Mode = sso
     Operating Redundancy Mode = sso
              Maintenance Mode = Disabled
                Communications = Down      Reason: Simplex mode

Current Processor Information :
-------------------------------
               Active Location = slot 5
        Current Software state = ACTIVE
       Uptime in current state = 3 weeks, 5 days, 3 hours, 56 minutes
                 Image Version = Cisco IOS Software, s2t54 Software (s2t54-IPSERVICESK9-M), Version 15.0(1)SY2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc4)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2012 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 10-Jul-12 13:35 by prod_rel_team
                          BOOT =
        Configuration register = 0x2102

Peer (slot: unavailable) information is not available because it is in 'DISABLED' state

 

redundancy
 main-cpu
  auto-sync running-config
 mode sso

 

Core2:

SW-CORE-2#show version
Cisco IOS Software, s2t54 Software (s2t54-IPSERVICESK9-M), Version 15.0(1)SY2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc4)

System image file is "bootdisk:s2t54-ipservicesk9-mz.SPA.150-1.SY2.bin"

 

SW-CORE-2#show redundancy
Redundant System Information :
------------------------------
       Available system uptime = 3 weeks, 5 days, 3 hours, 59 minutes
Switchovers system experienced = 0
              Standby failures = 0
        Last switchover reason = none

                 Hardware Mode = Simplex
    Configured Redundancy Mode = sso
     Operating Redundancy Mode = sso
              Maintenance Mode = Disabled
                Communications = Down      Reason: Simplex mode

Current Processor Information :
-------------------------------
               Active Location = slot 5
        Current Software state = ACTIVE
       Uptime in current state = 3 weeks, 5 days, 3 hours, 59 minutes
                 Image Version = Cisco IOS Software, s2t54 Software (s2t54-IPSERVICESK9-M), Version 15.0(1)SY2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc4)
Technical Support: http://www.cisco.com/techsupport
Copyright (c) 1986-2012 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Tue 10-Jul-12 13:35 by prod_rel_team
                          BOOT =
        Configuration register = 0x2102

Peer (slot: unavailable) information is not available because it is in 'DISABLED' state

 

redundancy
 main-cpu
  auto-sync running-config
 mode sso

 

 

Module details:

SW-CORE-1#show module
Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.
--- ----- -------------------------------------- ------------------ -----------
  1   24  CEF720 24 port 1000mb SFP              WS-X6724-SFP       SAL160639E1
  2   48  CEF720 48 port 10/100/1000mb Ethernet  WS-X6848-GE-TX     SAL1639NESE
  5    5  Supervisor Engine 2T 10GE w/ CTS (Acti VS-SUP2T-10G       SAL1638N0FC

Mod MAC addresses                       Hw    Fw           Sw           Status
--- ---------------------------------- ------ ------------ ------------ -------
  1  c464.1304.8c88 to c464.1304.8c9f   5.1   12.2(18r)S1  15.0(1)SY2   Ok
  2  30f7.0d7f.2b38 to 30f7.0d7f.2b67   1.0   12.2(18r)S1  15.0(1)SY2   Ok
  5  e05f.b911.2e7f to e05f.b911.2e86   1.3   12.2(50r)SYS 15.0(1)SY2   Ok

Mod  Sub-Module                  Model              Serial       Hw     Status
---- --------------------------- ------------------ ----------- ------- -------
  1  Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC       SAL16095NK8  4.1    Ok
  2  Distributed Forwarding Card WS-F6K-DFC4-A      SAL1638NBVJ  1.2    Ok
  5  Policy Feature Card 4       VS-F6K-PFC4        SAL1638MUNU  1.2    Ok
  5  CPU Daughterboard           VS-F6K-MSFC5       SAL1638MV1P  1.4    Ok

Mod  Online Diag Status
---- -------------------
  1  Pass
  2  Pass
  5  Pass

 

SW-CORE-2#show module
Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.
--- ----- -------------------------------------- ------------------ -----------
  1   24  CEF720 24 port 1000mb SFP              WS-X6724-SFP       SAL160639EE
  2   48  CEF720 48 port 10/100/1000mb Ethernet  WS-X6848-GE-TX     SAL1637MPMS
  5    5  Supervisor Engine 2T 10GE w/ CTS (Acti VS-SUP2T-10G       SAL1638N0EQ

Mod MAC addresses                       Hw    Fw           Sw           Status
--- ---------------------------------- ------ ------------ ------------ -------
  1  c464.1304.8cb8 to c464.1304.8ccf   5.1   12.2(18r)S1  15.0(1)SY2   Ok
  2  6073.5cd9.8a70 to 6073.5cd9.8a9f   1.0   12.2(18r)S1  15.0(1)SY2   Ok
  5  c471.fe7c.ec56 to c471.fe7c.ec5d   1.3   12.2(50r)SYS 15.0(1)SY2   Ok

Mod  Sub-Module                  Model              Serial       Hw     Status
---- --------------------------- ------------------ ----------- ------- -------
  1  Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC       SAL16095VCA  4.1    Ok
  2  Distributed Forwarding Card WS-F6K-DFC4-A      SAL1638NBUX  1.2    Ok
  5  Policy Feature Card 4       VS-F6K-PFC4        SAL1638N3WY  1.2    Ok
  5  CPU Daughterboard           VS-F6K-MSFC5       SAL1638N3BG  1.4    Ok

Mod  Online Diag Status
---- -------------------
  1  Pass
  2  Pass
  5  Pass

 

Interface Configuration

Core 1:

interface GigabitEthernet1/23
 no ip address
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/24
 switchport
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 10,20,30,101,102
 switchport mode trunk

interface GigabitEthernet5/1
 switchport
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 10,20,30,101,102
 switchport mode trunk

 

Core 2:

interface GigabitEthernet1/23
 no ip address
 spanning-tree guard loop
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/24
 switchport
 spanning-tree guard root

!

interface GigabitEthernet5/1
 switchport
 switchport trunk allowed vlan 10,20,30,101,102

 

Additional Questions:

- Is it needed that the 2 6506-E switches are connected via supervisors uplink interfaces (slot 5 on this set-up, fa5/1-3 or tengig5/4-5) for SSO to work, or any interfaces on the modules can be used. Because, based on the curent set-up, they link the 2 6506-E switch using interfaces of module in slot 1 (WS-X6724-SFP).

- What other items I need to check in addition on above details? 

 

TIA

 

 

 

 

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VIP Mentor

Hi you prob have this but

Hi you prob have this but just in case have you set the priority on each switch like below and can you post show switch virtual redundancy instead of show switch redundancy as its vss , you should see standby as HOT switchover target

 

switch virtual domain 100
 switch mode virtual
 switch 1 priority 200
 mac-address use-virtual

 

also I have a po between my 2 switches set with the virtual link

interface Port-channel66
 description VSS Link_to_Switch2
 no switchport
 no ip address
 switch virtual link 1
 


 

Beginner

Hi Mark thanks for the inputs

Hi Mark thanks for the inputs. Right now no VSS configuration yet is implemented. I just want to make sure that SSO is working first before moving to VSS. 

VIP Mentor

sorry half read that early

sorry half read that early morns :) I have my sups directly connected to each other by the 10GBs interfaces sup-sup  , have you tried that as your in simplex mode so its not forming correctly and your active each side but your cards are matching and so is your ios and the config section looks ok too

Beginner

Thanks for the checking Mark.

Thanks for the checking Mark. Nop, haven't tried it yet. I just remote the switch from their site. Once I got to their site, I try to do some connection changes and verify it from there. But right now, what I can do is to check their configs and check what are the possible problems/issues, the reason why their SSO is not working. 

 

One more thing, I checked the running config on the interface portion and the interface configuration on fa1/23 and 1/24 for both switches doesn't make sense at all. What do you think? 

VIP Mentor

Yes I don't see why there

Yes I don't see why there trunked like that , the whole point of the setup of VSS is that they act logically as 1 unit so when you log in you get both switches in config and you can check commands like show module switch 2  etc, I don't think there should be a trunk between them like that if they are to participate in VSS there should only be connections from sup to sup for the SSO and then the VSL link between them as well usually a port-channel

 

Just for my own setup we have no trunk like that , sups are directly connected to each other and then we also have the VSL port0cahhenl that's in it terms of physical connections between the 65s

Beginner

Thanks a bunch Mark! Yes,

Thanks a bunch Mark! Yes, agree with the VSS operation. I think I will stick and continue to my plan now and try implement it once I got to their site. Will keep you posted for the results. Thanks for your time! 

 

VIP Mentor

yes definitely let us know if

yes definitely let us know if you get it working

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