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Cisco nexus 9396PX TX output discard on 40G interface

Folks,

 

We have cisco nexus 9396PX with N9K-M12PQ module (12x40G Interface), We have 8x10G L3 LACP bonded connectivity with our ISP and so far so good no issue at all. but recently we migrated that LACP LAg to 3x40G link ( so total 120Gbps link) 

 

As soon as we moved to 120G LACP i have started seeing output discard on all port-channel interface, Link utilization is 50Gbps during peak but average is 30Gbps around that means its not link congestion issue i have plenty of available bandwidth.  I have thought of micro burst but again why it started after migrating to 40G interface, last 1 year there was no issue on 8x10G LACP LAg?

 

N9K# sh int po120
port-channel120 is up
admin state is up,
  Hardware: Port-Channel, address: 88f0.31db.e5d7 (bia 6412.25ed.9047)
  Description: 120G_L3_LACP
  Internet Address is 77.211.14.XX/30
  MTU 1500 bytes, BW 120000000 Kbit, DLY 10 usec
  reliability 255/255, txload 55/255, rxload 48/255
  Encapsulation ARPA, medium is broadcast
  full-duplex, 40 Gb/s
  Input flow-control is off, output flow-control is off
  Auto-mdix is turned off
  Switchport monitor is off
  EtherType is 0x8100
  Members in this channel: Eth2/1, Eth2/2, Eth2/3
  Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
  1 interface resets
  30 seconds input rate 22940013928 bits/sec, 22332504 packets/sec
  30 seconds output rate 25888954296 bits/sec, 17780437 packets/sec
  Load-Interval #2: 5 minute (300 seconds)
    input rate 22.86 Gbps, 22.26 Mpps; output rate 25.75 Gbps, 17.69 Mpps
  RX
    6291392826509 unicast packets  24502 multicast packets  84 broadcast packets
    6291392850755 input packets  876101389840965 bytes
    0 jumbo packets  0 storm suppression packets
    0 runts  0 giants  0 CRC  0 no buffer
    0 input error  0 short frame  0 overrun   0 underrun  0 ignored
    0 watchdog  0 bad etype drop  0 bad proto drop  0 if down drop
    0 input with dribble  0 input discard
    0 Rx pause
  TX
    6308927523402 unicast packets  732947 multicast packets  2 broadcast packets
    6308928256067 output packets  1158946502837217 bytes
    2 jumbo packets
    0 output error  0 collision  0 deferred  0 late collision
    0 lost carrier  0 no carrier  0 babble  11275 output discard
    0 Tx pause

Policy-map

N9K# show policy-map interface e2/1


Global statistics status :   enabled

Ethernet2/1

  Service-policy (queuing) output:   default-out-policy

    Class-map (queuing):   c-out-q3 (match-any)
      priority level 1
      queue dropped pkts : 0
      queue depth in bytes : 0

    Class-map (queuing):   c-out-q2 (match-any)
      bandwidth remaining percent 0
      queue dropped pkts : 0
      queue depth in bytes : 0

    Class-map (queuing):   c-out-q1 (match-any)
      bandwidth remaining percent 0
      queue dropped pkts : 0
      queue depth in bytes : 0

    Class-map (queuing):   c-out-q-default (match-any)
      bandwidth remaining percent 100
      queue dropped pkts : 3795
      queue depth in bytes : 0

Buffer profile 

N9K# show hardware qos ns-buffer-profile
NS Buffer Profile: Burst optimized

Queue interface

N9K# show queuing interface e2/1

slot  1
=======


Egress Queuing for Ethernet2/1 [System]
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
QoS-Group# Bandwidth% PrioLevel                Shape                   QLimit
                                   Min          Max        Units
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      3             -         1           -            -     -            6(D)
      2             0         -           -            -     -            6(D)
      1             0         -           -            -     -            6(D)
      0           100         -           -            -     -            6(D)

Port Egress Statistics
--------------------------------------------------------
Pause Flush Drop Pkts                              0

+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                              QOS GROUP 0                          |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|        Tx Pkts |   2096313003372|   Dropped Pkts |            3795|
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                              QOS GROUP 1                          |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|        Tx Pkts |               0|   Dropped Pkts |               0|
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                              QOS GROUP 2                          |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|        Tx Pkts |               0|   Dropped Pkts |               0|
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                              QOS GROUP 3                          |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|        Tx Pkts |               0|   Dropped Pkts |               0|
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                      CONTROL QOS GROUP 4                          |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|        Tx Pkts |       291929094|   Dropped Pkts |               0|
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|                         SPAN QOS GROUP 5                          |
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+
|        Tx Pkts |               0|   Dropped Pkts |               0|
+-------------------------------------------------------------------+


Ingress Queuing for Ethernet2/1
------------------------------------------------------------------
QoS-Group#                 Pause                        QLimit
           Buff Size       Pause Th      Resume Th
------------------------------------------------------------------
      3              -            -            -           10(D)
      2              -            -            -           10(D)
      1              -            -            -           10(D)
      0              -            -            -           10(D)

PFC Statistics
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
TxPPP:                    0, RxPPP:                    0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 COS QOS Group        PG   TxPause   TxCount         RxPause         RxCount
   0         0         -  Inactive         0        Inactive               0
   1         0         -  Inactive         0        Inactive               0
   2         0         -  Inactive         0        Inactive               0
   3         0         -  Inactive         0        Inactive               0
   4         0         -  Inactive         0        Inactive               0
   5         0         -  Inactive         0        Inactive               0
   6         0         -  Inactive         0        Inactive               0
   7         0         -  Inactive         0        Inactive               0
----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Queuing stats

N9K# show system internal qos queuing stats interface e2/1
Interface Ethernet2/1 statistics
Receive queues
----------------------------------------
This is not yet implemented
This is not yet implemented
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This is not yet implemented
Interface Ethernet2/1 statistics
Transmit queues
----------------------------------------
This is not yet implemented
This is not yet implemented
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VIP Expert

Re: Cisco nexus 9396PX TX output discard on 40G interface

Hi,

Is there a way to test this with 2 40Gig or 4 40Gig interfaces and see if you still see the same results?

HTH

Beginner

Re: Cisco nexus 9396PX TX output discard on 40G interface

I wish there is a way to remove interface gracefully from port-channel :(   I have to find a way to add one more drop because removing isn't going to be easy. 

 

I have looked at all interface and traffic evenly divided on all 3 interface. why do you think it would be odd number of member issue? 

Hall of Fame Expert

Re: Cisco nexus 9396PX TX output discard on 40G interface

Hello Satish,

as noted by Reza a bundle load balancing works better if using a number of links that are a power of two.

 

However, you have just few output drops in comparison to the total number of packets transmitted

output drops

3795

transmitted packets in same queue / QoS Group is

2096313003372|

if we make a ratio the drop probability is

3795 / (3795 + 2096313003372) = 1,8103212578586439834734119239093e-9

two packets every billion of packets are dropped.

This does not have any real impact on your traffic.

It would be interesting to see if the behaviour changes in a 2 x 40GE links or a 4 X 40 GE links bundle.

 

Hope to help

Giuseppe

 

VIP Expert

Re: Cisco nexus 9396PX TX output discard on 40G interface

Hi,

 

To change it to 2 interfaces, you can simply disconnect one of the physical interfaces or logically shut it down (shut).

And one more thing, don't forget the clear the interface before re-testing.

Oh, one more. Please don't do any of these during production. It should all be during a maintenance window.

 

HTH

Beginner

Re: Cisco nexus 9396PX TX output discard on 40G interface

We never have downtime because we are supporting our customer all over the world. I have to find way to divert traffic to standby BGP router.. I will keep you posted of outcome.. Thanks for chiming in

Beginner

Re: Cisco nexus 9396PX TX output discard on 40G interface

I totally agreed, but i want to understand why i never get single packet drop on 8x10G link but as soon as i moved to 40G i am seeing this drops. 

 

I have to work with my ISP to get up 4th link in LACP to see how it goes. 

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