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%ILPOWER-7-DETECT messages

Shahab Khan
Level 1
Level 1

Hi All,

I am getting the below messages on my Cisco 6500 series switches every 1min. The IOS version is 12.2(33)SXI6 & with SUP32-GE-3B

%ILPOWER-7-DETECT: Interface Fa1/1: Power Device detected: Cisco PD

%ILPOWER-7-DETECT: Interface Fa1/1: Power Device detected: Cisco PD

%ILPOWER-7-DETECT: Interface Fa1/1: Power Device detected: Cisco PD

These messages are I am recieving on few ports only not on all port having IP Phone connected. I tried changing the phone to some other model but that also did not resolved my problem. Also I tried powering on the phone using power adapter but the issue still persist.

Client are not facing any issues due to this error, but still I would like know what can be the issue which is generating these logs.



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Arumugam Muthaiah
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Hi Shahab,

This is just a notification message to let you know that a powered device is connected to the switch, It learned that this device was power capable through the exchange of CDP messages between the IP Phone and the 6500 switch. This will not be of any impact to your environment.

Could you please share the below information to understand this behavior,

When did you start to see this issue first?

Did the IP phone working on the same interface previously?

What type of module it is? is it PoE supported module?

I am seeing some known behavior but it doesnt match with this issue and that is applicable only if power provided from external source. But you are seeing this issue even with internal power provided by switch module as well.

You could upgrade the code 12.2(33)SXI7 which has the fix for this issue.


Please try to disable the CDP on this interface and check does this error message stop.


You can suppress these error messages from flooding the logs and occupying unnecessary space by following commands:

(config)#logging discriminator ILPOWER msg-body drops ILPOWER-7-DETECT

(config)#logging console discriminator ILPOWER

(config)#logging buffered discriminator ILPOWER

This will suppress all the messages that have the " ILPOWER-7-DETECT " in the body of the message. They will not display on the console or log buffer.




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