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FlexLink on c9500

Cannot find flex link feature on C9500-48Y4C

Cisco IOS XE Software, Version 16.09.03

According to command reference, it has to be there

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst9500/software/release/16-9/command_reference/b_169_9500_cr/interface_and_hardware_commands.html

 

But in CLI there is no such option. What am I doing wrong?

 

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VIP Mentor

Hello

I share your pain!, its been depreciated on the cat9K's no more im afraid, now we need to use ip sla and object tracking



kind regards
Paul

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Cisco Employee

Vladimir,

Flexlink+ is an Access Layer feature delivered in 16.12.1 that will not be on the core / aggregation platforms of 9500 High Performance and 9600. I have sent the documentation example to the product management team to get it updated as there is no Flexlink in any release prior to 16.12 .

Cheers,

Scott Hodgdon

Senior Technical Marketing Engineer

Enterprise Networking Group

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VIP Mentor

Hello

I share your pain!, its been depreciated on the cat9K's no more im afraid, now we need to use ip sla and object tracking



kind regards
Paul

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It will hopefully assist others with similar issues in the future

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Cisco Employee

Vladimir,

Flexlink+ is an Access Layer feature delivered in 16.12.1 that will not be on the core / aggregation platforms of 9500 High Performance and 9600. I have sent the documentation example to the product management team to get it updated as there is no Flexlink in any release prior to 16.12 .

Cheers,

Scott Hodgdon

Senior Technical Marketing Engineer

Enterprise Networking Group

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@Scott Hodgdon 

So 16.12.1 + flexlink will be available correct?



kind regards
Paul

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Paul,

IOS XE 16.12.1 shipped last week, so Flexlink+ is here for Access Layer platforms. Please check the release notes for the platform in which you are interested, and note that there is no plan for Flexlink+ for 9500 High Performance and 9600.

Cheers,

Scott Hodgdon

Senior Technical Marketing Engineer

Enterprise Networking Group

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Flexlink+ Supported Platform with IOS XE 16.12.1

3650 / 3850 / 9300 / 9400 / 9500 Regular-Performance model

 

*Layer 2 Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.1.x (Catalyst 9300 Switches)
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst9300/software/release/17-1/configuration_guide/lyr2/b_171_lyr2_9300_cg/configuring_flexlink_.html
>Restrictions for Flexlink+
・Flexlink+ is supported only on Layer 2 trunk ports and port channels, not on VLANs or on Layer 3 ports.
>Table 1. Feature Information for Flexlink+
Cisco IOS XE Gibraltar 16.12.1


*Layer 2 Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.1.x (Catalyst 9500 Switches)
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst9500/software/release/17-1/configuration_guide/lyr2/b_171_lyr2_9500_cg/configuring_flexlink_.html

*Layer 2 Configuration Guide, Cisco IOS XE Amsterdam 17.1.x (Catalyst 9400 Switches)
https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst9400/software/release/17-1/configuration_guide/lyr2/b_171_lyr2_9400_cg/configuring_flexlink_.html

 

Note: Only Active / backup link configuration now. Preemption / Vlan load-balancing / MMU etc. are not supported at this time.

 

 

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Will FlexLinks be available on c9200 switches?

 

We need FlexLinks so we can redundantly connect our management switches behind FEX modules (without using spanning-tree). 

 

 

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UPDATE - We were able to successfully implement FlexLinks+ functionality on our c9200's with these instructions that use REP.

 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst9400/software/release/16-12/configuration_guide/lyr2/b_1612_lyr2_9400_cg/configuring_flexlink_plus.html

 

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