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Cisco CSS 11500 Series Content Services Switches

Connect the CSS 11000 to a Catalyst 6000 with the Gigabit Ethernet Interface

Document ID: 22005

Updated: Jan 30, 2006

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Introduction

This document describes the proper procedure to connect the Content Services Switch (CSS) to a Catalyst 6000 series switch with a Gigabit Ethernet (GE) interface.

Before You Begin

Conventions

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Prerequisites

Readers of this document should be knowledgeable of the following:

  • Basic CSS configuration fundamentals.

  • Basic Catalyst switch configuration fundamentals.

Components Used

The information in this document is based on the software and hardware versions below.

  • CSS software version 5.0 build 33

  • All CSS hardware revisions.

  • Catalyst switch running Cisco IOS System Software.

The information presented in this document was created from devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If you are working in a live network, ensure that you understand the potential impact of any command before using it.

Configuration Steps

The following section provides the steps to configure the CSS and the Catalyst switch.

CSS 11000

In light to normal load, set the CSS interface to 1Gbits-FD-no-pause. If this is done, make sure you set the Catalyst interface to disable port negotiation and turn off the send and receive flow control on the Catalyst (refer to the Catalyst configuration steps below).

CSS11800(config)# interface 2/1 
CSS11800(config-if[ 2/1])# phy 1Gbits-FD-no-pause

If expected to be heavily utilized, you should consider setting the CSS to 1Gbits-FD-sym-asym. If this is done, make sure you turn on the send and receive flow control on the Catalyst (refer to the Catalyst configuration steps below).

CSS11800(config)# interface 2/1 
CSS11800(config-if[ 2/1])# phy 1Gbits-FD-sym-asym

Catalyst 6000

If you configured 1Gbits-FD-no-pause above, set the Catalyst to disable port negotiation and turn off the send and receive flow control.

cat(config)#int GigabitEthernet 1/1 
cat(config-if)#speed 1000 
cat(config-if)#flowcontrol send off 
cat(config-if)#flowcontrol receive off

If you configured 1Gbits-FD-sym-asym above, set the Catalyst to turn on the send and receive flow control.

cat(config)#int GigabitEthernet 1/1 
cat(config-if)#speed 1000 
cat(config-if)#flowcontrol send on 
cat(config-if)#flowcontrol receive on

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Updated: Jan 30, 2006
Document ID: 22005