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How to login into Switch Processor (SP)?

How to login into Switch Processor (SP) on 6500?

Below is the show version output of the device in question:

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) MSFC3 Software (C6MSFC3-PSV-M), Version 12.2(17a)SX1, EARLY DEPLOYMENT RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

TAC Support: http://www.cisco.com/tac

Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Wed 29-Oct-03 03:57 by cmong

Image text-base: 0x40008FBC, data-base: 0x41E94000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Hostname uptime is 16 weeks, 4 days, 5 hours, 25 minutes

System returned to ROM by unknown reload cause - suspect boot_data[BOOT_COUNT] 0x0, BOOT_COUNT 0, BOOTDATA 19

System restarted at 10:23:42 GMT Mon Aug 26 2013

System image file is "bootflash:c6msfc3-psv-mz.122-17a.SX1.bin"

cisco MSFC3 (R7000) processor with 458752K/65536K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID XXX

SR71000 CPU at 600Mhz, Implementation 0x504, Rev 1.2, 512KB L2 Cache

Last reset from power-on

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

Bridging software.

15 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3  interface(s)

512K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

8192K bytes of packet buffer memory.

65536K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).

Configuration register is 0x2102

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I was unable to login by issuing the command "remote login switch" as it is not recognized as a valid command:

Hostname#remote login switch

                   ^

% Invalid input detected at '^' marker.

Hostname#remote ?

% Unrecognized command

How do i Access/Login to the Switch processor? and How to see the Layer 2 fuctions of this switch?

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Hi,

On the MSFC

show cdp nei det

That should give you the IP add of the L2 swich

Telnet to that address

Regards,
Alex.
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Praveen

It looks like your switch is running hybrid which means it runs CatOS on the SP and IOS on the RP.  You are logged into the RP. 

Basically when using hybrid you should login to the SP first and then you can get to the RP by issuing the command -

session 15

this will log you into the RP which runs IOS. When you want to go back to the SP just type "exit" and it drops you back to the SP.

The SP should have a management interface sc0 which you can assign an IP to so you can connect remotely. If this hasn't been assigned you are going to have login at the console and assign an IP and default gateway to the SP. Once this is done you can then login into the SP and move between the SP and RP using the session command as described above.

The L2 setting such as vlans/trunks etc. are all CatOS commands so it won't be like IOS.

Jon

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Hi,

On the MSFC

show cdp nei det

That should give you the IP add of the L2 swich

Telnet to that address

Regards,
Alex.
Please rate useful posts.

Regards, Alex. Please rate useful posts.

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Praveen

It looks like your switch is running hybrid which means it runs CatOS on the SP and IOS on the RP.  You are logged into the RP. 

Basically when using hybrid you should login to the SP first and then you can get to the RP by issuing the command -

session 15

this will log you into the RP which runs IOS. When you want to go back to the SP just type "exit" and it drops you back to the SP.

The SP should have a management interface sc0 which you can assign an IP to so you can connect remotely. If this hasn't been assigned you are going to have login at the console and assign an IP and default gateway to the SP. Once this is done you can then login into the SP and move between the SP and RP using the session command as described above.

The L2 setting such as vlans/trunks etc. are all CatOS commands so it won't be like IOS.

Jon

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@jon.marshall

Thanks for the info Jon. What i dint recongnize in the begining was, the L2 & L3 fuctions of the swtich had Different Hostnames assigned to them. I was using the L3 Hostname instead of first using the L2 Hostname for logging in.

Now that i logged into L2, from here used the command "session 15" to jump to L3 fuction of the switch. From L3, it was a simple "exit" command to drop back into L2.

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Also, i find Vlan 1 is the Mgmt IP addr used to access the L2 fuction of the switch and it is assigned an Outgoing Port 15/1, as shown below. Is Port 15/1 a virtual port? or am i misinterpretting it?

Hostname#sh cdp nei detail

-------------------------

Device ID: Hostname

Entry address(es):

  IP address: x.x.x.x

Platform: WS-C6509-E,  Capabilities: Trans-Bridge Switch IGMP

Interface: Vlan1,  Port ID (outgoing port): 15/1

Holdtime : 169 sec

Version :

WS-C6509-E Software, Version McpSW: 8.3(3) NmpSW: 8.3(3)

Copyright (c) 1995-2004 by Cisco Systems

advertisement version: 2

VTP Management Domain: 'ifc2-server'

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Hello Praveen,

If you session into the MSFC you need to issue exit command.

To go back to the SP, press Ctrl+C three times on the MSFC

Hostname#^C

Hostname#^C

Hostname#^C

Haihua

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@ Haihua Rong

I tried as per your advise, but I was unable to Jump to SP from RP.

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On the Msfc, when i issued the command "show cdp nei detail" i could find the L2 instance Mgmt IP. I was able to telnet via this.

Thanks acampbell.

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