Cisco Switching/Routing :: Change From 3com Core Switch By 2960?
Aug 30, 2012
choosing a core switch, to replace a swich 3com model 4924, its main function is to support a 4-LAN switch cisco 2960 (100 users) and a ring cluster of 12 servers.obs. Current 3com core switch has 56 Gbps performance and 41.6 million packets per second.
I've just started a new job after a couple of years not touching cisco gear and been pitched in... My new employer has a network that's Juniper based. We've inherited a load of Cisco switches as part of the deal for hosting matches during the Rugby world cup (plus a load of Aruba wireless gear that promises to be my very own special millstone, but that's bye the bye.)
My task is to hang these catalyst 2960's onto our existing infrastructure via fibre connections.
On the Juniper switch, there are four vlans being pushed to the port the cisco's hooked into: Code...
I configure 3750 stack switch as core and 2960 stack switches as access layer switches.I connected my laptop to one of my core stack in VLAN 10 and I am pinging to one of my server in VLAN 1. What will be the minimum latency at the time of inter VALN routing
i configure the uplinks as etherchannel, i configure two svi interface on core switch int vlan 51(192.168.51.1) and int vlan 50(192.168.50.0) for this two svi int i configured two dhcp pool , when any of the pc is requesting for dhcp add i am getting dhcp request failed/
I'm trying to decide what switch to use as a core for 500 users. I'm currently looking at either 2 x 3750X stacks or 2 x 4500s with dual SUPs and PSUs, both options will provide the number of switchports required without the need for additonal access layer swiches. Which switch option is best to go for here? All of our services will be located in our data centre which will be connected using 2 1000Mbps MPLS circuits. I wont need any advanced L3 features and we are not likley to scale over 450 users. Also is it ok to use the dual switch stacks or chassis to provide the collapsed core/access layer or is it best to have a dedicated core (using one of the above options with less switchports) and having a dedicated accesss layer using 2960Gs for example. Our structured cabling terminates in a single comms room so we wont need to distribute switches throughout the office.
I have 2 units core swicth C4510R+E SUP7-E need to connect together for redundant purpose , i bought also 4X 10GE uplinks for each core switches .May i know how i shall connect both core switches together using my spec Catalyst 4500 E-Series 12-Port 10GbE (SFP+) ?
I have a problem with extending the LAN on a client site . They are looking to extend the LAN with a 2960S-series switch. Already in place is a 4510 switch which the 2960 is connected to via fibre. The 2 switches are both set up but there is no connectivity as I cant ping between them or anything. The management VLAN on the 2960 shows line up, protocol down, which I believe means the VLAN is enabled but there is a form of physical mismtach on the ports. I have attached the configs of both switches. I feel it might be a problem with GBIC module compatibility. The SFP installed on both ends of the switch are GLC-SX-MMD. On the 4510, the SFP sits in a twingig converter (CVR-X2-SFP) but there is no light on it at all when the cables are plugged in.
We have two 6500 core switches and one(primary) of them is running in VTP transparesnt mode and the other (secondary) one is running in VTP client mode. I would like to change the VTP mode of the second switch to transparent mode. Would it cause any issue. I guess i have to create VLANs onto the switch.
I have a 3750X four-switch stack acting as the core of a fairly simple LAN. All I need to achieve (and this seems inordinately hard, but it is entirely likely that I'm just being dense) is to get access to the internet through my core switch, through the firewall and out through my VSAT. I've spoken at some length with the firewall providers (Cyberoam) and they tell me all I need to do when I migrate onto my new system (Cyberoam is currently in place at the entrance to our existing LAN) is change the local IP address of the Firewall, plug in the new switch to the LAN port, and away I go. Tried that, didn't work, so obviously I'm missing something.
I am planning to migrate the core switch from cisco 3750 to Cisco catalysts 6513 switch. What could be the best approach to minimize the downtime or avoid disrupting the production. I have couple of thoughts, one method is to build the core and then replace the existing core, another option is to build the new switch as the second VTP server and once it recieves all the VTP information then disconnect the old server.
We had a core switch(30 vlans) in our environment and it's noticed that CPU utilization of the core switch is showing high during recent days. I have checked logs and processes, but couldn't find the root cause. The issue found only in the office hourly only(after that the cpu utilization is idle and normal). I have already referred the following link to troubleshoot the issue " [URL]
see the following outputs from the core switch
CPU utilization for five seconds: 99%/0%; one minute: 99%; five minutes: 99% PID Runtime(ms) Invoked uSecs 5Sec 1Min 5Min TTY Process 30 6687557041432420936 466 47.52% 47.10% 45.98% 0 Cat4k Mgmt LoPri 55 30667074884269560256 0 45.36% 45.50% 45.85% 0 IP Input 29 28552856922870089254 0 3.59% 3.50% 3.57% 0 Cat4k Mgmt HiPri
Note: Each Invalid source mac entry in each day from same port (above is the output after clearing logs before 3 days)
My queries regarding the issues are following
1) How can we find root cause regarding the high cpu utilization?
2) Is a single invalid mac address makes the cpu highly utilized for suppressing it?
I want to upgrade IOS for my production core 3750 switch. Below is Show version/fash output. I have IOS image "c3750-ipservicesk9-mz.122-55.SE7", need to confirm below concerns:-
1-As this is stackable switch do i need to upgrade on all Switch..i can see there are 3 flash while doing show flash? 2-Is above IOS image support with my switch? do i able to enable ssh? 3-is flash memory is enough to succefully upgrade IOS? 4-Any other point which i should keep in mind before upgrading..any special feature which this IOS wont support.
We have two core switches in our network (Cisco WS-4503). HSRP is working as Active-Standby mode. Recently it has been found that core 1 (which is in active mode) shown high CPU load (60% - 100%). Also found that the below mentioned process takes more CPU. Our network consist of around 30 Vlans. We have already checked for the solution in Cisco website [URL] but couldn't find exact reason. see the below outputs for core 1 switch.
Core1# sh processes cpu sorted CPU utilization for five seconds: 55%/3%; one minute: 65%; five minutes: 71%PID Runtime(ms) Invoked uSecs 5Sec 1Min 5Min TTY Process 30 1606933521086983644 147 24.79% 29.93% 35.85% 0 Cat4k Mgmt LoPri 29
I have the following: 1 5520 ASA connected to the internet, 2 core switches, and several access switches.Aside from implementing RSTP, VRRP, hard code access and trunk ports, is there any other recommendation you would like to add.
To setup SG300-20 as CORE switch and SF100-48 as Distribution switch.SG300-20 will have 2 VLAN(DATA and VOICE)
-192.168.14.1/24 DATA -22.214.171.124/24 VOICE
SF100-48 will also have 2 VLAN(DATA and VOICE)
-192.168.14.1/24 Desktop/Laptops -126.96.36.199/24 IP phones
Problem is when I tried to assign IP to any VLAN's the switch will just hang and loose my connection the light will stop blinking it will steady and i unable to access the switch until i turn off again?
We had a core switch(4503) in our environment and recently we tried to enable syslog in the switch. But the syslog server doesnt receives all the configured level messages from the switch. Following is the only message getting in syslog server after the configuration change in switch.
%SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by CWLMS onvty1
(No Traffic related messages like acl deny traffic, spanning tree events etc are getting to syslog server as well as log buffer of the switch)
Following are the logging configuration for the core switch
I have an Cisco 6500 CS and there is a Cisco Unified Communication Manger Server connected directly to the Core Switch.I tried to change duplex and speed ( fix and auto ) for both sides, but the same problem.
A customer contacted us that he can't connect his devices via web since he changed the IP address. Ok, big laugh "type the correct IP" but no. Even if you use the correct IP, no user can't connect anymore to the device. Also via CLI!The only thing that worked was the password recovery procedure. After that everything worked fine.The customer and me tried it again with another 2960, maybe there went something wrong when he did it last time and it was an accident. Nice thought but no: another device same error, no login possible.
I have a Cisco SG 300-20 as the core switch, layer 3. It is 192.168.4.6 on VLAN1 and 192.168.5.1 for VLAN2 (VOIP). All the ports are set in trunk mode. DHCP relay is setup on this switch.
The phones connected into a layer 2, Catalyst 2960-S switch. All ports are set in trunk mode. Default gateway on it is set to 192.168.5.1.
DHCP for both VLANs is provided by a Windows Server 2008 R2 server (the relay IP 192.168.4.15).
There is also an ASA 5510 in the mix which is 192.168.4.1. It has a route added to it for the 192.168.5.0 network to go to the SG 300 (192.168.5.1).
Just the two switches can ping each other on the 192.168.5.x network when I "add vlan 2" to the trunk port that is connected between the SG 300 and the 2960. The phones don't get DHCP on the 2960 switch. And I cannot ping 192.168.5.x from the ASA or anything else on the 192.168.4.x network.
After a bit of reading on intra-vlan routing for the SG 300 switch, I am thinking the SG 300 has to be the "center" of things so I need to make it 192.168.4.1 to be the gateway for both VLANs and change the ASA to 192.168.4.2 for VLAN1, etc. And I really can't do asymmetric routing with this switch.
I have a statck of 4 2960s switches, with POE powered access points on 2 of them. All of the access points appear to be functioning normally. For some reason, on 3 interfaces connected to access points, I get the following when issuing show interfaces status:
Gi3/0/9 connected: T 7 a-full a-1000 10/100/1000BaseTX ^
My question is regarding the "T" in the status field. I can't find any documentation on this.