When a line card is removed from a Cisco Edge Services Router (ESR)
10000 chassis, the line card configuration does not go away. This document
explains how to remove the configuration for an ESR line card once that line
card is physically removed from the chassis.
There are no specific requirements for this document.
The information in this document is based on these software and
The information in this document was created from the devices in a
specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with
a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you
understand the potential impact of any command.
The instructions in this document work for any line card in the ESR
10000. Cisco IOS Software Release 12.0(17)ST or later releases must be running
on the Cisco 10000 series ESR. Here are some more listings and how they show up
in the configuration:
1oc12pos-1: 1 port OC12 POS
1choc12-1: 1 port channelized OC12
6cht3-1: 6 port channelized DS3
1gigethernet-1: 1 port Gigabit Ethernet
The ESR 10000 differs from other Cisco routers because when a line card
is removed from the chassis, the configuration is still present after a
show run command. You can see whether or not the
line card is still in the chassis using some common
show commands such as show
interfaces and show diag.
Below is the output of a show interfaces
command for an ATM line card when it is removed from the chassis. As you can
see, it states that "Hardware is not present."
10008-1a# show interfaces atm5/0/0
ATM5/0/0 is down, line protocol is down
Hardware is not present
Hardware is OC12 ATM 1 Port, address is 0001.6380.c03c (bia 0000.0000.0000)
MTU 4470 bytes, sub MTU 4470, BW 622000 Kbit, DLY 80 usec, rely 255/255,
Encapsulation ATM, loopback not set
Encapsulation(s): AAL5, PVC mode
2000 maximum active VCs, 0 current VCCs
Last input never, output never, output hang never
Last clearing of "show interface" counters never
Input queue: 0/27230/0/0 (size/max/drops/flushes); Total output drops: 0
Queueing strategy: fifo
Output queue: 0/16384 (size/max)
5 minute input rate 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec
5 minute output rate 0 bits/sec, 0 packets/sec
0 packets input, 0 bytes, 0 no buffer
Received 0 broadcasts, 0 runts, 0 giants, 0 throttles
0 input errors, 0 CRC, 0 frame, 0 overrun, 0 ignored, 0 abort
0 packets output, 0 bytes, 0 underruns
0 output errors, 0 collisions, 1 interface resets
0 output buffer failures, 0 output buffers swapped out
On the other hand, a show diag command for
the same slot does not return any information, meaning that the line card is
probably removed from the chassis.
10008-1a# show diag 5/0
While the line card is physically removed from the chassis, the
configuration can be modified like any other interface. The interface does not
go into an up/up state.
To remove the configuration from the router for a line card that has
been removed from the chassis, go into configuration mode and remove the
card command. Every card in the chassis is
identified by this card command. Once a
no card command is issued, the configuration is
removed. For the example above, go into configuration mode and type:
10008-1a(config)# no card 5/0 1oc12atm-1
In the above command, 5/0 refers to the slot/subslot
and 1oc12atm-1 refers to the OC-12 ATM line card that has been
removed. See the relevant
Reference for details on the command usage.
This removes the line card interface from the configuration. A message
appears telling the user that the card is physically removed from the chassis.
Here is the message when the no card 5/0 1oc12atm-1
command is run with the line card already physically removed:
%C10K-3-DEACTIVATED: card in slot [5/0] disabled