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fohdeesha

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what does "show int e 1/1/11" show when the laptop is plugged in? 99.999% chance you have something misconfigured somewhere
 

ljvb

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what does "show int e 1/1/11" show when the laptop is plugged in? 99.999% chance you have something misconfigured somewhere
output from sh int e 1/1/11
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ICX6610-24P Router(config-if-e1000-1/1/11)#show int e 1/1/11
GigabitEthernet1/1/11 is up, line protocol is up
  Port up for 24 minute(s) 39 second(s)
  Hardware is GigabitEthernet, address is 748e.f8fe.74ac (bia 748e.f8fe.74b6)
  Configured speed auto, actual 1Gbit, configured duplex fdx, actual fdx
  Configured mdi mode AUTO, actual MDI
  Member of L2 VLAN ID 30, port is untagged, port state is FORWARDING
  BPDU guard is Disabled, ROOT protect is Disabled, Designated protect is Disabled
  Link Error Dampening is Disabled
  STP configured to ON, priority is level0, mac-learning is disabled
  Openflow is Disabled, Openflow Hybrid mode is Disabled,  Flow Control is config enabled, oper enabled, negotiation disabled
  Mirror disabled, Monitor disabled
  Mac-notification is disabled
  Not member of any active trunks
  Not member of any configured trunks
  No port name
  Inter-Packet Gap (IPG) is 96 bit times
  MTU 1500 bytes, encapsulation ethernet
  300 second input rate: 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec, 0.00% utilization
  300 second output rate: 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec, 0.00% utilization
  495 packets input, 71061 bytes, 0 no buffer
  Received 171 broadcasts, 324 multicasts, 0 unicasts
  0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 frame, 0 ignored
  0 runts, 0 giants
  14 packets output, 912 bytes, 0 underruns
  Transmitted 14 broadcasts, 0 multicasts, 0 unicasts
  0 output errors, 0 collisions
  Relay Agent Information option: Disabled

Egress queues:
Queue counters    Queued packets    Dropped Packets
    0                   0                   0
    1                   0                   0
    2                   0                   0
    3                   0                   0
    4                   0                   0
    5                  14                   0
    6                   0                   0
    7                   0                   0
 

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@kapone would you mind sharing your config?
This is the output of one of my ports.

Code:
ICX6610-48 Router#show int e 1/1/1
GigabitEthernet1/1/1 is up, line protocol is up
  Port up for 50 day(s) 12 hour(s) 56 minute(s) 26 second(s)
  Hardware is GigabitEthernet, address is 748e.f892.519c (bia 748e.f892.519c)
  Configured speed auto, actual 1Gbit, configured duplex fdx, actual fdx
  Configured mdi mode AUTO, actual MDI
  Member of L2 VLAN ID 20, port is untagged, port state is FORWARDING
  BPDU guard is Disabled, ROOT protect is Disabled, Designated protect is Disabled
  Link Error Dampening is Disabled
  STP configured to ON, priority is level0, mac-learning is enabled
  Openflow is Disabled, Openflow Hybrid mode is Disabled,  Flow Control is config enabled, oper enabled, negotiation disabled
  Mirror disabled, Monitor disabled
  Mac-notification is disabled
  Not member of any active trunks
  Not member of any configured trunks
  No port name
  Inter-Packet Gap (IPG) is 96 bit times
  MTU 1500 bytes, encapsulation ethernet
  300 second input rate: 2872 bits/sec, 1 packets/sec, 0.00% utilization
  300 second output rate: 4024 bits/sec, 1 packets/sec, 0.00% utilization
  2618111 packets input, 1542257581 bytes, 0 no buffer
  Received 44110 broadcasts, 36203 multicasts, 2537798 unicasts
  0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 frame, 0 ignored
  0 runts, 0 giants
  26672635 packets output, 27285303642 bytes, 0 underruns         
  Transmitted 15921 broadcasts, 13701 multicasts, 26643013 unicasts
  0 output errors, 0 collisions
  Relay Agent Information option: Disabled

Egress queues:
Queue counters    Queued packets    Dropped Packets
    0            26641605                   0
    1                   0                   0
    2                   0                   0
    3                   0                   0
    4                   0                   0
    5               31030                   0
    6                   0                   0
    7                   0                   0
The only difference between this and yours that I can see is that "mac-learning" seems to be enabled on mine, and disabled on yours.
 

fohdeesha

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@ljvb pastebin the entire output of show run and show version - you've configured something incorrectly, no command in the official guide would disable MAC learning on any ports. If you don't want to publicly post it then PM it to me, but don't edit anything out. mac learning should definitely be enabled
 

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remove this whole block:

  1. interface ethernet 1/1/1
  2. route-only
  3. ip address 192.168.16.2 255.255.255.0

if you want a transit interface to route stuff to pfsense, you put it in a vlan, with its own VE. like

vlan 100
untagged e 1/1/1
router-interface ve 100
exit
int ve 100
ip addr 192.168.16.2/24

you almost never assign an IP directly to a physical interface in layer 3 firmware/switches
 

ljvb

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Hey.. so uhh.. used my laptop... and a different network cable (one combination I did not try, used laptop, but with same cable as the VM with a pci nic assigned).

It appears to be working (still need to setup the return routes on pfsense), but I can now (Edit: not was a typo) connect to the switch, get a dhcp address (I setup a pool for 30.x vlan 30, can move around to other VE's that I setup, all is well.

Chalk this up to.. a possible issue with the cable, and nic combo (it is a quad gig pci-e nic, intel Pro 1000 I think, cannot remember the model, but that is what Freebsd is showing, it's the generic intel igb driver). Wish I had more physical servers to play around with, but after humungous power bills, I consolidated most to 1 beefier server. And of the 3 laptops I have, only 1 has an ethernet.. and my 6 year old absconded with my USB ETH dongle and cannot remember where he left it.

Either way, back to work work, basics are working, but I have a crappy deadline at 9am CST.. and I am in EST.. and I did nothing today due to reasons.. so hey lets cram 8 hours of work into 3... quality work there......

Thank you all for the help, I do appreciate it. Implementation is a little different that I am used to, but I will get there.. and I am sure there will be more questions (especially when it comes to lacp of the current 8 1GB interfaces, because I do not have 10GB cards yet....
 

ljvb

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Okay, so I took the cable that worked, replaced the cable within the VM.. and no go. It is an intel 366i quad gig card.

So.. the bigger question (for another day).. is why is it not working... when it works just find on the cisco.
Is it only because I am using vmdirectpath to assign the card to a vm. Will I have problems just using the interfaces withing vsphere as vmnics.. things I will test and document later.
I have had issues with flow control on cisco switches and some network cards (usually in security appliances, IPS and network tap using servers)
I need to pull the lag apart, replace with 1 10G card (anyone in the DC Metro area have one to sell.. heh.. ) Still need the optics and 100ish feet of cabling....
 

kapone

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@ljvb - In my very humble opinion, you're jumping the gun...by about 10 steps.

Do a factory reset on the switch, disconnect it from your router/pfsense/whatever, setup two VLANs with one port each, connected to two machines. Get that working. Figure out how you're gonna do DNS and DHCP. Test the two VLANs to see if they behave the way you expect them to.

Then go to step 2. :)
 

ljvb

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@ljvb - In my very humble opinion, you're jumping the gun...by about 10 steps.

Do a factory reset on the switch, disconnect it from your router/pfsense/whatever, setup two VLANs with one port each, connected to two machines. Get that working. Figure out how you're gonna do DNS and DHCP. Test the two VLANs to see if they behave the way you expect them to.

Then go to step 2. :)
It's all good. see my previous post. I have it working, with the switch acting as a dhcp server in conjunction with pfsense (16.x vlan 16 and 20.x vlan 20 are not on pfsense,, or the rest of the network, 16 is temp to provide connectivity, 20 is the new wireless lan.).

The problem appears to be the vsphere server with 1 interface the 4 on the 366i Intel card. not sure whether it's vsphere, the card, or anything in between that is the issue.
 

ljvb

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Another small issue.. whats up with the ears.. it's too short for my regular rack.... thats annoying..
 

ljvb

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Just want to say thanks to @kapone and @fohdeesha

Everything is up and running, everything migrated to the new switch (still waiting on the optics and cable to stack the switch, but then again I have to still start poking holes in the walls and under the house to run all the network drops to the "wiring closet" (aka HVAC room), so no rush there.

Biggest problem is that I changed network address space on the network.. before I changed the IP of the vcenter server.. which has become very unhappy with me..
 

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I'd think so but have not tried it yet. I've turned off my 6610 due to noise and idle power draw and went to with 6450. I can test and report back in the next few days. Not sure if any other members have this already and can chime in before that. History shows someone bought ~16 back in June on a piece meal basis.