Revised April 18, 2008
November 11, 2002
THIS FIELD NOTICE HAS BEEN EXPIRED AND IS NO LONGER MAINTAINED OR UPDATED BY CISCO.
THIS FIELD NOTICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE, WARRANTY OR SUPPORT. USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THIS FIELD NOTICE OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THIS FIELD NOTICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE THIS FIELD NOTICE AT ANY TIME.
CatOS versions 6.3(8), 6.3(9), 7.3(2)
Supervisor 2 images when used with an MSFC2.
Due to a fix for CSCdx88297 (registered customers only) , a new caveat has been introduced that can cause the hardware FIB install and delete messages, which are sent from the MSFC2 to the switch, to be ignored by the switch. This results in an inconsistency between the FIB tables on the Supervisor 2 and the MSFC2. Catalyst 6000 systems with Supervisor 2 and MSFC2 running CatOS versions 6.3(8), 6.3(9) or 7.3(2) are affected by this caveat.
The Supervisor 2/MSFC2 introduced a feature that monitors certain counters on the out-of-band management interface. When those counters don't change, the out-of-band management interface is re-initialized. After this re-initialization, certain internal entries need to be re-installed. They are not installed properly thereby causing some messages from the MSFC2 to the Supervisor 2 to be ignored.
The MSFC2 on a Supervisor 2 may have the IOS CEF and adjacency tables correctly populated, but these may not be updated in the hardware table on the switch. To verify if this is an issue, validate the IOS CEF table and the switch CEF table to look for any inconsistencies.
To determine if the switch is affected, add a static route for a non-existent route on the MSFC2, then verify that the route is populated in the CEF table on both the MSFC2 and the switch. An example is shown below:
msfc2(config)#ip route 188.8.131.52 255.255.255.0 null0
msfc2#show ip cef 184.108.40.206
220.127.116.11/24, version 15, attached
0 packets, 0 bytes
via Null0, 0 dependencies
valid null adjacency
6509 (enable) show mls entry cef ip 18.104.22.168/24
Mod FIB-Type Destination-IP Destination-Mask NextHop-IP Weight
--- --------- --------------- ---------------- --------------- ------
15 resolved 22.214.171.124 255.255.255.0 0.0.0.0 1
For details on the commands used to check the IOS CEF table and Switch CEF table reference, see Configuring CEF for PFC2. For troubleshooting assistance, see How-To Troubleshoot Unicast IP Routing CEF on Catalyst 6000s with a Supervisor 2 in Hybrid Mode.
This issue has been fixed in CSCdy75968 (registered customers only) .
The workaround is to downgrade to an older version CatOS not affected by this DDTS. The solution for this issue will be to upgrade to versions 6.3(10) or 7.4(2) once they are available. Further details can be found in the DDTS referenced below.
To follow the bug ID link below and see detailed bug information, you must be a registered user and you must be logged in.
CSCdy75968 (registered customers only)
Inconsistency between IOS CEF / Adj table and HW CEF /Adj table
For More Information
If you require further assistance, or if you have any further questions regarding this field notice, please contact the Cisco Systems Technical Assistance Center (TAC) by one of the following methods:
Receive Email Notification For New Field Notices
Product Alert Tool - Set up a profile to receive email updates about reliability, safety, network security, and end-of-sale issues for the Cisco products you specify.