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Cisco 6880-X-LE slow response time (CPU problem?)

Hello,

 

Just recently I refreshed a complete network where old 3550s and 6500 (SUP2) was switched to 2960X access and 6880-X-LE core. Ever since the refresh we're seeing really wierd response times and users are reporting the network as slow at times.The topology is pretty basic; 2x6880-X-LE core (VSS) and 2960X (single up to 3 switches in a stack) with dual 10G etherchannel-uplinks towards the core.

 

The logical setup is a little bit different becuse we are preparing for a migration from normally routed core to MPLS VPN. As such the configuration for MPLS is completed on the device but the routes are leaked locally to the old IPv4 core until all the sites have updated core equipment that supports MPLS VPN.

 

Looking at the CPU of the 6880-X-LE I find the slcp process (VSS) running really high plus there are spikes every now and then:


    2222222221111122222111112222222222333331111122222111112222
    2222555556666633333666663333300000111116666655555666663333
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 30     *****                         *****     *****
 20 **********************************************************
 10 **********************************************************
   0....5....1....1....2....2....3....3....4....4....5....5....
             0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5
               CPU% per second (last 60 seconds)

    3333333333332222522222222332333233322222223323233322333223
    1043420105114499699698569109110812598899880080621068080790
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 80
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 60                 *
 50                 *
 40          *      *                 *                  *
 30 ************  **#*****************************************
 20 ##########################################################
 10 ##########################################################
   0....5....1....1....2....2....3....3....4....4....5....5....
             0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5
               CPU% per minute (last 60 minutes)
              * = maximum CPU%   # = average CPU%

    5576556666565556766666567575656666666566665666556556666565556567667766
    3506790362745380444136920707590321618722679271782992402874763916889230
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 80                                                                *  *
 70   **    *       *    *  * * *     * *   **  *           *      *****
 60  ************ ******************************************* ************
 50 **********************************************************************
 40 **********************************************************************
 30 **********************************************************************
 20 ######################################################################
 10 ######################################################################
   0....5....1....1....2....2....3....3....4....4....5....5....6....6....7.
             0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5    0
                   CPU% per hour (last 72 hours)
                  * = maximum CPU%   # = average CPU%

Interrupt processing is 0% so all processing dedicated control plane processing. Total of 8 instances of OSPF is running (old VRF-Lite infrastructure) and BGP for the new MPLS VPN which is prepared:

CPU utilization for five seconds: 27%/0%; one minute: 21%; five minutes: 21%
 PID Runtime(ms)   Invoked      uSecs   5Sec   1Min   5Min TTY Process
 108   120571588 177074071        680 15.75% 12.55% 12.65%   0 slcp process
 603    22238784   3375191       6588  6.23%  3.08%  2.88%   0 Lif stats RP tas
 602    22289352   1620456      13754  4.00%  2.79%  2.81%   0 Lif stats hw rea
 143     3863428    827054       4671  0.31%  0.39%  0.41%   0 OIR Process
 924     2185836  58781876         37  0.31%  0.21%  0.22%   0 Port manager per
 907     2682572   2521666       1063  0.23%  0.33%  0.33%   0 Env Poll
1013       84384     63259       1333  0.15%  0.02%  0.00%   0 l2_fwd_mac_oob_s

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Pinging the 6880-X-LE or any device attached to it replies with an average 3ms locally, 15-20ms from remote.

Any ideas?

 

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I am running the latest IOS

I am running the latest IOS 15.1(2)SY2. Still seeing the same wierd behavior after 2 weeks uptime:

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 70     *       *      **  **   ***  ** *            *    *         *   *
 60 *******************************************************  * ***********
 50 **********************************************************************
 40 **********************************************************************
 30 **********************************************************************
 20 ######################################################################
 10 ######################################################################
   0....5....1....1....2....2....3....3....4....4....5....5....6....6....7.
             0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5    0
                   CPU% per hour (last 72 hours)
                  * = maximum CPU%   # = average CPU%

Pinging from 2 hops away:

    Packets: Sent = 12, Received = 12, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 1ms, Maximum = 63ms, Average = 10ms

 

Anyone? (guess I should open a TAC case...)

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Jhonny,I am seeing the same

Jhonny,

I am seeing the same high CPU utilization issue on a pair of 6880-X's that I just deployed as a VSS cluster. Have you found a resolution for this problem?

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Hello, Yes. I have. The

Hello,

 

Yes. I have. The spikes are caused by a process called NIST RNG that is many used y other processes to generate random numbers. This problem is fixed on IOS ver. 15.1(2)SY3.

That the SLCP process is running on 15%+ is normal behaviour according to Cisco TAC.

So my recommedation would be to upgrade. I did it using ISSU where I lost a total 5 pings.

 

Good Luck.

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Jhonny,Thanks for the

Jhonny,

Thanks for the information. I have upgraded to 15.1(2)SY3 and will monitor the CPU utilization.

Just out of curiosity, do you have UDLD enabled on any of your interfaces on your 6880's? I think the new code may be causing an issue with UDLD on my switches. After I upgraded to 15.1(2)SY3 my 6880's started having weird issues with UDLD on some of the interfaces. Each 6880 shuts certain interfaces down due to a supposed unidirectional link issue right after it finishes booting up. However, we did not have this issue with 15.1(2)SY2.

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Hey guys any update on this,

Hey guys any update on this, have you fixed the issue?

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Cisco Bug: CSCus02698 - UDLD

Cisco Bug: CSCus02698 - UDLD errdisable occurs after 6880-X VSS switchover

Check that out if you are getting this behavior. 

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Shane,That Bug was created as

Shane,

That Bug was created as a result of a TAC case that I have had open with Cisco for several months. I have been working with Cisco developers but they still haven't been able to fix the issue. Are you experiencing the UDLD errdisable behavior on the 6880-X's as well?

Jason

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Jason,No I'm not having

Jason,

No I'm not having issues currently but I am getting ready to implement some of these and I was just looking around for issues and ran across this post and I had also saw the bug post that was just updated yesterday. Just wanted to post it here in case anyone else was looking like I was. 

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I just installed the 6800x

I just installed the 6800x 

code: c6880x-adventerprisek9-mz.SPA.151-2.SY3.bin

 

And I have high utilization:

CORSHE1-LAMR-SW1-G1E#sho processes cpu history

    3333333333333322222333332222233333222233333333333333333333
    4444777774444466666555556666688888444477777000006666622222
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 40     *****          *****     *****    *****     *****
 30 **********************************    ********************
 20 **********************************************************
 10 **********************************************************
   0....5....1....1....2....2....3....3....4....4....5....5....
             0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5
               CPU% per second (last 60 seconds)

    3333344434343343443443333343333434333443343433443433334443
    8898911391819856008119889738778459988119909277148178991118
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 50               *                  *
 40 **********************************************************
 30 ##########################################################
 20 ##########################################################
 10 ##########################################################
   0....5....1....1....2....2....3....3....4....4....5....5....
             0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5
               CPU% per minute (last 60 minutes)
              * = maximum CPU%   # = average CPU%
                                                1
    545555555555555555555595665556556565556575660
    391001464312792501332997528892991829988918110
100                       *                     *
 90                       *                     *
 80                       *                     *
 70                       * *             * *   *
 60        *    ** *     ************************
 50 *********************************************
 40 ****#########################################
 30 #############################################
 20 #############################################
 10 #############################################
   0....5....1....1....2....2....3....3....4....4....5....5....6....6....7.
             0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5    0    5    0
                   CPU% per hour (last 72 hours)
                  * = maximum CPU%   # = average CPU%

CORSHE1-LAMR-SW1-G1E#

 

 

The Process causing this:

 

CPU utilization for five seconds: 29%/0%; one minute: 32%; five minutes: 32%
 PID Runtime(ms)   Invoked      uSecs   5Sec   1Min   5Min TTY Process
 108    60435144  20641935       2927 24.95% 29.96% 30.10%   0 slcp process

 

 

Is this normal? 

 

I have 3 Fex stack attached? 

 

Any resolution?

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