Cisco WAN :: Port Security Between Two Switches 3750 Or 3560 Using Trunk

Sep 2, 2012

Is it possible to use Port Security mechanism between two switch (3750 or 3560) ports while trunk has been configured? If it's not possible, is there any other way to ensure that no other Switch can be connected other then the one switch which has been configured/placed by a network engineer?

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Cisco Switching/Routing :: 3560 Multiple Switches One Trunk Port

Sep 21, 2012

We have 7 3560's in 7 different locations connected to our providor for wan access.  Our provider has given us a copper cable at each point and we have connected it directly to our 3560 switch at each location.  Each port is configured the same way at each location.  Each switch is running eigrp.All of the switch ports on each switch are configured as a trunk and vlan 299 had the ip address for the eigrp connection: [code] This setup is working as each switch see's all of the other switches as an eigrp neighbor.  We have also made sure that the switch at our head office has spanning tree priority for vlan 299.
So the problem is, if there is a change in the topology at one of the locations it usually causes one or more of the other connections to go down for some reason.  We just cannot pinpoint what is causing this change.  There are no log's or anything other than an eigrp hold time expired message.?

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Oct 20, 2010

My group has recently started configuring traps on our switches to alert us of issues as they arise vs. waiting for the Helpdesk to receive user complaints and then responding.We have successfully configured the 2950 and 2960 switches to alert us when a port-security violation happens. However, the 3750 switches refuse to fire the port-security violation traps. The 3750's will fire an errdisable trap when the port goes down though.

Here is one of the port configurations:

interface FastEthernet1/0/45
switchport access vlan 5
switchport mode access
switchport port-security
switchport port-security mac-address sticky


And here is the output of the port-security debug:

2522070: Oct 21 16:37:04: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface FastEthernet1/0/45, changed state to down
2522089: Oct 21 16:37:05: %PM-4-ERR_DISABLE: psecure-violation error detected on Fa1/0/45, putting Fa1/0/45 in err-disable state
2522100: Oct 21 16:37:05: %PORT_SECURITY-2-PSECURE_VIOLATION: Security violation occurred, caused by MAC address 0012.3f07.95d3 on port FastEthernet1/0/45.

All of the 3750's are running C3750-IPBASEK9-M, Version 12.2(53) SE2. Wireshark also shows the errdisable traps, but no other traps so I've ruled out the traps being missed. All of the switches have been reloaded and power cycled.

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I have a pair of 3560's configured with dot1q trunks between them carrying a number of VLANs.
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Oct 11, 2010

Any way to test in a lab what would happen if a tech mistakingly added "switchport voice vlan XX" to a trunk port? I am try to do some RCA on an issue and this has been identified as a possible cause by one of my techs.
The config is Switch1------Switch2--------Switch3 Each interswitch connection is configured as a dot1q trunk with all vlans allowed. The link between switch2 and 3 is where switchport voice vlan 10 was added. Switch1 is a 3750 and 2/3 are 3560's.

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Is it possible to trunk a SF300 switch with a 3750 switch?  If so how?  Whenever I turn trunking on the 3750 port I lose connection to the SF300.

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Jan 29, 2012

I have client who has two distant offices with 3750 L3 as core (do all vlan routing for local office) and multiple L2 access switches with multiple VLAN’s connected to it. First 3750 is hub also connected to internet, second 3750 is spoke and acting as a router on stick. We have eigrp configured on both side ISP provided client 100Mbps link as a trunk with two vlan; vlan10 for voice and vlan20 for data. We assigned two small subnets to these vlans and Hub addresses are and respectively. How to force voice over VLAN10 and data via vlan20, but still do some load balancing? How to setup default route on second (router on stick) switch?

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Oct 3, 2012

Is it possible to rate limit on a L2 trunk port on a 3750?
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interface GigabitEthernet1/0/50
description ***  Connection to Fiber Link  ***
switchport trunk encapsulation dot1q
switchport trunk allowed vlan 1,172
switchport mode trunk
i was wondering if the "srr-queue bandwidth limit 10" command would work to limit the output from this interface to be 10 % of the port bandwidth and then the same command could be done on the other side.

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Nov 13, 2012

I have a 3750 as a core and have a series of HP Procurve switches that are daisy chained using one port.  I have two vlans on the port now (6 &9) and everything works fine, all switches communicate and end devices on the switches are also talking.  There is a requirement to add a device towards the end of the chain which requires it to connect using Vlan1.  Once I add Vlan1 to the port onthe 3750 I lose connectivity to all the HP switches.

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May 17, 2012

We  had a core switch (Cisco 4503), distribution switches(Cisco 3750) and access switches in our  network and consists of many vlans. Almost all vlans uses DHCP Pools.  But for few vlans DHCP is not yet configured due to initial design poblems. Recently one of the rogue  user in vlan 1 connected to one of the access switch send rogue arp packets to the network (suspecting arp packet with interface vlan 1 ip of core switch with wrong mac-address (gateway ip of vlan 1)) and resulted in a prolonged network outage for the vlan 1.  Any way we are going to seggregate vlan 1 into different vlans, but  before that we need a temporary plan to block such kinds of attack like enabling DAI in the switch. I have checked the DAI implemenation feasibility with my knowledge and found that it is not possible to configure to the access switches(Cisco 2960) in which the user directly connected. But found that Distribution switch connected to that particular access switch seems to be able to configure since DAI commands are available to configure in switch.
Is it possible to block ARP packets with the interface vlan 1 IP Address with rogue mac-address by configuring DAI in the above mentioned Distribution switch and the port connected to the mentioned access switch?

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Mar 10, 2013

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Feb 19, 2013

We have a couple of Cisco switches and connected a (Windows 7) laptop to one of them and it gets its IP address from a DHCP server.I can now ping the IP from all of the switches, no problem, also not when I log on to the core switch in the same VLAN as both notebooks. But from my (Windows 7) laptop, which is in the same VLAN as the target laptop, I cannot ping it.
I checked, default gateway is good on both sides, as are DNS servers.
Target notebook ---- Catalyst 3560 V2 switch === Core Catalyst 3750 switch (stack) === Catalyst 3560G switch --- My notebook

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I have a 2611XM that I am using as a terminal server for my lab setup.  Async is using octal cables.  It works great with routers of all different models, but when I connect a switch of any model, it does not work.  The connectivity LEDs don't even light (they do for the routers).  The switches in question are 3750s and 3560s. 
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Aug 27, 2012

I have more than 20 Cisco switches in my office which is basically a soap manufacturing factory. The switches include Cisco 2950, 2960, 3560, 3750 etc. We have routers also which include 2821, 2951 etc. We also have Cisco WLC 2125 and LAP 1262 series. Sometimes all these devices management comes very tough to us.
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May 20, 2010

For many years we've had the following vlan and port security config on our 3560s: [code] This has worked great on 12.2(37)SE1, 12.2(40)SE and 12.2(46)SE. However since 12.2(50)SE, and I've tried all the versions since then, we have a problem with 7900 phones and ATA186s taking upwards of 20 minutes before they can get a valid IP number.The problem on the newer IOSes seems to be related to the inactivity aging.On the older IOS versions the mac address of the voice device appears on the voice vlan straight away.
On the newer IOS versions the mac address of the voice device appears on the DATA vlan and seems to be stuck there until the inactivity aging removes it. It then gets re-learned, sometimes on the voice vlan, and sometimes on the data vlan. If you're unlucky and it gets re-learned on the data vlan you've got to wait until the inactivity time ages the address out again. Repeat until the mac address eventually gets learned on the voice vlan. I don't want to be stuck on 12.2(46)SE forever.

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Feb 28, 2013

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Jan 10, 2013

I've been fighting what seems to be an increased number of outqueue drops on our core stack and edge switches for the last 3 or 4 weeks.(The core consists of a stack of 5 3750s in 32-gig stack mode. The wkgrp switches are 3560s. all are at 12.2.52) The  wkgrp switches are directly connected to users. We use Nortel IP phones with the phone inline with the user PC. auto-neg to 100/full. [code] However I have tried turning off QOS on a couple of workgroup switches (no mls qos, but left individual port configurations the same) but am still seeing drops.Since I have disabled qos on the switches in question (no mls qos)  (not the core tho) I am presuming these commands have no affect on the switch operation and therefore cannot be related to the problem. With QOS turned off one would presume that it is general congestion - especially at the user edge where busy PC issues might contribute. So I wanted to see if I could see any instances of packets in the output queues building up.
 I wrote some scripts and macros that essentially did a snapshot of 'show int' every 20 seconds or so, and looked for instances of 'Queue: x/' where x was greater than zero.What I found after several days of watching the core stack, and a few of the workgroup switches that are most often displaying the behavior, was that I NEVER saw ANY packets in output queues. I often saw packets in Input queues for VLAN1, once in a great while I would see packets on input queues for fa or Gi interfaces, but NEVER on output queues. [ code] Additionally, when I look (via snmp) at interface utilization on interfaces showing queue drops (both core and wkgroup), they are occurring at ridiculously low utilization levels (as low as 4 to 8%). I've tried to look for microbursts between the core and a wkgroup switch where the core interface was experiencing drops, but haven't seen any (using observer suite). [code] While the queue-drop counts aren't critically high at this point, they are happening more frequently than in the past and I would like to understand what is going on... In most cases, no error counters are incrementing for these interfaces. Is there some mechanism besides congestion that could cause output queue drops?

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May 22, 2012

I was wondering if there is a workaround to have a mac access-list bond to a port security violation action our need is the following: we have a range of 10 mac addresses that can use any port on the 3750, we only want to allow those ones yet we also need to tak action if a denied mac appears on any port of the switch.the only work around I found is to basically go into a port-rage mode and list all the allowed mac addresses under all the ports of the switch. I would also add to that a port violation action. did not test it but should work. problem is, it would be a huge config.I did read that we can create a mac access list and then bind that mac to physical ports wich will actually simplify our solution yet I did not find a way to bind the mac list with a port violation action.

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Jun 5, 2012

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I have 3560's in my current environment, operating in the core/distro/access layers. The switches are in a star configuration, performs only layer 2 switching, and utilizes copper (no plans on moving to fiber).
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Mar 5, 2013

our C3750 like the one described here [URL]
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switchport port-security
switchport port-security aging time 2
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switchport port-security aging type inactivity
In case a device connected to the port is inactive for more than 2 minues ( aging time ) the first frame/packet the device generates arrives to the port on the switch, but the switch does not forward it to the appropriate port ( discards it or whatever ).
So far I tested on
1 30    WS-C3750E-24PD     15.0(2)SE2            C3750E-IPBASEK9-M       
2 30    WS-C3750E-24PD     15.0(2)SE2            C3750E-IPBASEK9-M       
3 52    WS-C3750G-48PS     15.0(2)SE2            C3750-IPBASEK9-M

When we remove port security from the port, it works perfectly fine, as expected.
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***For info VLAN 15 is the DR Site and VLAN 11 is the Server range at our HQ and was available on the connected switch***
interface FastEthernet0/24
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int range 0/1-4
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