Cisco Switching/Routing :: 3750 - Removing Switch From Stack Of Three
Oct 30, 2011
We have a stack of 3 cisco swithes 3750s WS-C3750G-24TS 12.2(25)SEB4 .We plan to recover a switch from the stack as it is not needed any more The switch we plan to recover is the existing Master.If we change the priority (switch 1 priority) and make another switch the master using command line will we have any loss of connectivity to the servers conecting to the stack ?
We have a live stack with 4 Cat 3750 switches of mixed varieties. Switch 1 crashed the other day and didn't come back up. A power reset brought the switch online again, and switch 2 is now running as the stack master. We are going to replace switch 1 in a staged approach to minimise client downtime. Switch 1 is a ws-c3750-48ts and we will be replacing it with a ws-c3750g-48ts. I will be pre-provisioning and installing the new switch into the stack as switch 5 and configuing the ports to be the same as switch 1. The cables will then be moved over from switch 1 to switch 5 so the changeover time should be minimal. When all cutover, I'll power down switch 1, reconfigure the stack cables and remove switch 1 from the stack.
My question is to what occurs next. If I perform a 'no switch 1 provision ws-c3750-48ts' will I be left with switch 2 through to 5 (ie no switch 1)? I can live with this moving forward. I know I can renumber switch 5 to be switch 1 if I want, but my understanding is that I have to reload the member switch which is something I'd like to avoid at this stage. In my reading, I saw the statement - "Note: You cannot use the switch current-stack-member-number renumber new-stack-member-number global configuration command on a provisioned switch. If you do, the command is rejected." I'm a bit confused by this statement, I'm assuming that it is saying that if I do as above but don't issue the 'no switch 1 provision' command, I cannot renumber switch 5 to switch 1 but as long as I use the 'no switch 1 provision' command first, I can renumber switch 5 to switch 1? Will all of my switch 5 port configuration information and any associated references (eg port-channel configuration etc) be changed from gi5/0/x to gi1/0/x if I do renumber?
I have 2 x 3750's in a stack, switch 2 is the master. We only have 5 hosts in each switch so we decided to move all hosts into switch to and removed switch 1 as we need it elsewhere. Anyway all worked fine, but I wanted to tidy the config up as it was still provisioned so I removed the provisioning for switch 1 and the config was now showing ports 2/0/1 to 2/0/24, I then wanted to renumber switch 2 in the stack to 1 and saved the config to NVRAM and reloaded and then disaster the switch reloaded with it provisioned with 2 switches. Switch 1 was now the main switch with no config on ports 1/0/1 to 1/0/24, but the correct config was still on 2/0/1 to 2/0/24 so I just copied those ports over switch 1's ports and then removed the second switch and all was good, but I did this all wrong, what is the best way to un-provision a switch from a stack and change the master?
The more I think about it when the switch 1 member was removed should I of copied the port config from the switch 2 (master) first and overlaid it on ports 1/0/1 to 1/0/24, renumber then master form 2 to 1 then rebooted, then removed the 2 switch from the provision?
i want to remove an access layer 3750 48 POE master switch and replace with a new 3750 switch in the stack. i want to copy the same configuration to new switch since the old switch is having POE issue and I got replacement of the malfunctioned switch. we have VTP domain is configured in the network...
I configured 3750 A switch with vlan 20 and its IP address 192.168.20.41Its default gateway was 192.168.20.3Then i configured 3750 B switch with same default gateway and vlan 20 IP 192.168.20.43My question is now when we stack it becomes single switch and now vlan 20 ip address is 192.168.20.43 thats only IP i can see.So how does stack switch choose vlan 20 IP?Does it choose highest IP address between two switches if they have same vlan 20 as in my case?Also when i go to switch 3750 b by session command and do sh ip route it does not show ip default gateway .Also it shows vlan 20 as admin down .
We have a WS-C3750G-24PS switch running 12.2(50)SE , C3750-IPBASEK9-M in production & stand alone and we want to ask a new Cisco WS-C3750-24P running 12.2(55)SE3 , C3750-IPBASEK9-M into the stack with the 1st one.
Just want to know if it is possible and are there any problems with the IOS being different version.
I have a stack with a lot of stack-port changes, but on all the ports, how can I determine the faulty switch in the stack, cables are already verified. We did also a restart of the whole stack power off/on
WS-C3750-48P 12.2(55)SE C3750-IPBASEK9-M
This is the output after 6weeks
Switch#/ Stack Neighbor Cable Link Link Sync # In Port# Port Length OK Active OK Changes Loopback Status To LinkOK -------- ------ -------- -------- ---- ------ ---- --------- -------- 1/1 OK 4 1
In the current set up I have a LAN stack of 5 3750 switches configured as an access stack. As per the requirement I need to partition the current 5 switch stack into two individual stacks of 3 & 2 switches respectively. Kindly let me know the step by step process withh all the necessary commands, reloads and reconnections. I purpose to do it by changing the priority of current member switch to 15 so that its elected as Master in the new partitioned switch stack. But not sure what all steps required and in which order.
I have four-switch Cat 3750 stack that has been working reliably for a couple years. Suddenly the other morning it reboots itself, and has been doing so every 24 hours since. take a look at the attached log? This should really be a Smartnet thing, but as it turns out the warranty we have on this is not Smartnet .
We are having 3750 Stack switch as our edge switch. Here we are having some issues as low memory & itermediate High CPU utilization.For memory when we checked its shwoing maximum memory is allocated to DHCPD receive & ARP Input as follows
Processor Pool Total: 70829380 Used: 56809532 Free: 14019848 I/O Pool Total: 12582912 Used: 8554920 Free: 4027992 Driver te Pool Total: 1048576 Used: 40 Free: 1048536
i want to understand why this 2 proceses (DHCPD & ARP input) taking more memory?High CPU: We also facing intermediate high CPU utilization (above 95%). When CPU is high there were 2 processes consuming more CPU are 'Spanning Tree' (about 20%) & ARP Input (about 66%). we also checked the ARP entries, there were 1500 ARP entries & 2 incomplete ARP (out of 6000 ARP supported)
At a customer i've tried to add a new 3750 switch til a running stack.I used the following proccess:
1. connect stack cables to the new switch
2. bootup new switch.
Normally the new switch will become a member of the stack, but here, the switch says its the stack master. I can see that the stack port from the old switches connecting the new is up.The only way i could make it work was to provisioning the new switch as switch nr x, save, power off and then connect it and boot it up.The IOS i the same on all switches.
is there a document that explains the compatibility of 3750 series that can be stacked together? for example can we stack 3750-x with 3750-v2 without the power sharing? Can we stack a L3 3750 with L2 3750 without upgrading the L2 switch IOS to ip services?
I have looked on notes to add a switch to an existing stack and haven’t identified answers on how the IOS will be affected on the new switch – will it downgrade to the current stack version or will the current stack upgrade to its version. At this moment in time I would prefer if the new switch IOS downgraded to the current stack IOS version.The new switch is a 3750V2 – will this affect how it joins the stack?The new switch has the image of IPBASEK9-M – again will this affect how it joins the stack?
I have been looking at the Cisco Hardware docs and I can't find anything on the proper way to setup a 2 switch stack for Stackwise redundancy and Stackpower redundancy. Everything details 3 or more switches.
I have 4 switches in a 3750-X stack.Here is the output from the stack why are the switches out of order and I'm not able to bring up switch 1 port 1.
switch 4 port 2 shows not connect it is I've checked the cables.
Power stack name: Powerstack-4 Stack mode: Power sharing Switch 1: Power budget: 695 Low port priority value: 22 High port priority value: 13 Switch priority value: 4 Port 1 status: Shut Port 2 status: Connected Neighbor on port 1: 0000.0000.0000 Neighbor on port 2: c471.fe84.e100
Switch 2: Power budget: 713 Low port priority value: 21 High port priority value: 12 Switch priority value: 3 Port 1 status: Connected Port 2 status: Connected Neighbor on port 1: c471.fe85.3000 Neighbor on port 2: c471.fe80.2800
Switch 4: Power budget: 697 Low port priority value: 19 High port priority value: 10 Switch priority value: 1 Port 1 status: Connected Port 2 status: Not connected Neighbor on port 1: c471.fe80.2800 Neighbor on port 2: 0000.0000.0000
Switch 3: Power budget: 710 Low port priority value: 20 High port priority value: 11 Switch priority value: 2 Port 1 status: Connected Port 2 status: Connected Neighbor on port 1: c471.fe84.e100 Neighbor on port 2: c471.fe7f.eb00s
We have 2 3750 24 port fiber switches in a stack and we would like to change the member to become the master. Both are running the same IOS and they are alive on the network. I read that you can change the who becomes the master by setting the priority number higher on the member, which we did. However this requires a reboot of the member to take effect. Is there a way to force this without having to reboot? One other note, both switches in stack have a single gig connection that goes to the core (6500). One gig link is blocked due to spanning-tree and this is on the member that we want to become the master.
I am attempting to add and Catalyst 3750 - 12 port Gigabit switch to an existing stack of 3750 48 port switches (non-X fabric). I am not sure how to proceed. These are the two questions/thoughts I have. Any additional perspective I should have before proceeding.
What kind of configuration should I apply to the Gig switch before adding it to the stack?I am sure I will need to assign priority to the new switch, ideally, it will act as master.
I'm looking at the possibility of purchasing a few 3750 to build a switch stack to replace my current core and access switches. I'd like for the stack to support server, SAN, and user traffic, as well as provide simple switch management, redundancy, and failover. I've also been looking at the 4500, 6500, and Nexus series switches (although the Nexus switches maybe a bit too much for my network).
My current environment consists of 3560's as the core/distribution/access switches, a mixture of Hyper-V and VMWare environments (although we're slowly migrating to Hyper-V), an HP SAN (P4500), and about 100 users. Any issues going with the 3750's or have an alternative, more efficient solution?
The Catalyst 3750 switch reboots, and the " Reloading because of stack merge or communication failure" error message appears.
I saw this issue at "Cisco wiki" but the resolution in that page is just "Open a case with TAC". Because of the reasion is H/W Problem.
Is The resolution only one ? anything else? The 3750 does not use Stack.It is just stand alone. So i think it has other resolution as "disabling Stack" or another one. How about my opinion ? Is the Resolution only "Open a Case with TAC"
boot system switch all flash:c3750-ipservicesk9-mz.122-55.SE1/c3750-ipservicesk9-mz.122-55.SE1.bin;flash:c3750-ipservices-mz.122-25.SEE2/c3750-ipservices-mz.122-25.SEE2.bin We have two stack of 3750 switches. When I enter above command getting below mentioned error, two images are showing switch 1, but one image only showing in switch 2, i.e 1st image in show boot command.
%Command to set boot system switch all flash:c3750-ipservicesk9-mz.122-55.SE1/c3750-ipservicesk9-mz.122-55.SE1.bin;flash:c3750-ipservices-mz.122-25.SEE2/c3750-ipservices-mz.122-25.SEE2.bin on switch=2 failed
1) current switch have below mentioned switch stack details . switch#sh switchSwitch/Stack Mac Address : fcfb.xyz.8b80H/W CurrentSwitch# Role Mac Address Priority Version State----------------------------------------------------------*1 Master fcfb.xyz.8b80 10 0 Ready3 Member 2893.xyz.3180 1 0 Ready
2) I am in process of changing switch member number from 3 to 2 , I executed the command on the global config mode " switch 3 renumber 2 "but I yet to reload the switch .
here I have I doubt . as currently the ports module are fas 1/0/1-48 and fas 3/0/1-48 under respective vlan . once I reload the switch is the switch port module number will get change to fastethernt 3/0/1-48 to fastethenet 2/0/1-48 ??? . if it happens the vlan configuation which configured on the fas 3/0/1-48 module also get configured automatically or I need to configure manually
3) as i said i have execuated the command : "switch 3 renumber 2 " , how to remove this or revert the change , as i checked in the running config this command not exist .
switch ( config) # switch 3 renumber 2WARNING: Changing the switch number may result in aconfiguration change for that switch.The interface configuration associated with the old switchnumber will remain as a provisioned configuration.Do you want to continue?[confirm]Changing Switch Number 3 to Switch Number 2New Switch Number will be effective after next reboot
I have a stack of 4 Cisco Switch 3750 (1 x WS-C3750G-24T, 2 x WS-C3750-48P and 1 x WS-C3750V2-48PS) and I want to do an firmware upgrade of this stack. Actually, all the 4 switches are at the firmware version 12.2(50) SE1 "IPBase" and I want to upgrade them to 12.2(55)SE5 IPBase. According to the release notes, all the switches in my stack are supported.
To upgrade the firmware, I use the command "archive download-sw /imageonly /overwrite tftp://IP_Address/c3750-ipbaselmk9-tar.122-55.SE5.tar" The firmware gets uploaded correctly but then I get the error message "There is insufficient space in flash: to install the required image. Clean up some old images, and try again."
When I do a "show flash", I see that the switch has 5650944 bytes free of 15998976 bytes.
How can i upgrade my switches? Is there an error in my command which I use? Do I need to add an other option?
The problem is, the switches are located in a branch office and there is no direct access to them. Everything must be done remotely.
WS-C3750G-24TS-S1U switch stack with high CPU utilization. 3 switches are stacked and using PBR on that. I am attaching the show cpu process as an attachment.The current template is "desktop routing" template.The selected template optimizes the resources in the switch to support this level of features for 8 routed interfaces and 1024 VLANs. [code]
configuring EtherChannel between 3750-X cross-stack and 6509E switch. I use two ports on 3750s, and two ports on 6509. I just need it as a trunk. For some elusive reason one port on 3750 keeps being err-disabled, and one on 6509 notconnected.