CSS Command Reference (Software Version 7.40)
Reporter Configuration Mode Commands
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Reporter Configuration Mode Commands

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Reporter Configuration Mode Commands

(config-reporter) active

(config-reporter) phy

(config-reporter) suspend

(config-reporter) type

(config-reporter) vrid


Reporter Configuration Mode Commands

Reporter configuration mode allows you to configure a reporter. A reporter is a software monitoring agent that you associate with critical interfaces and virtual routers (VRs). The reporter monitors the state of the critical interfaces and causes the associated VRs to fail over when the interfaces go down. You can also use a reporter to synchronize the state of associated VRs to prevent asymmetric flows. You can configure a maximum of 128 reporters on a CSS.

To access reporter configuration mode, enter the reporter command in global configuration mode. The prompt changes to (config-reporter [reporter_name]). For information about commands available in this mode, see the following commands.

In global configuration mode, use the no form of this command to delete an existing reporter.

(config) reporter reporter_name

(config) no reporter reporter_name

Syntax Description

reporter_name

Name of a reporter that you want to create. Enter an unquoted text string with no spaces from 1 to 31 characters. To see a list of existing reporter names, enter:

reporter ?

(config-reporter) active

To activate a newly configured reporter or to reactivate a suspended reporter, use the active command. A new reporter remains in the Suspended state until you activate it.

active

Usage Guidelines

Use this command to initially activate a newly configured reporter or to reactivate a reporter after you have suspended it with the suspend command.

Related Commands

show reporter
(config) reporter
(config-reporter) phy
(config-reporter) suspend
(config-reporter) type
(config-reporter) vrid

(config-reporter) phy

To configure one or more physical interfaces that you want a reporter to monitor, use the phy command. Use the no form of this command to remove an interface and all of its attributes from the reporter.

phy interface_name

no phy interface_name

Syntax Description

interface_name

Name of the physical interface that you want to monitor. Enter an interface name in interface port format (for example, e1 on a CSS 11501) or slot/port format (for example, 1/1 on a CSS 11503 and CSS 11506).


Usage Guidelines

This command allows you to configure a maximum of 128 interfaces on a reporter of type critical-phy-all-up or critical-phy-any-up.

If you associate more than one reporter with the same VR, we recommend that you do not configure the same physical interfaces (ports) on two different reporter types (for example, ports 1/1 and 1/2 on a reporter of type critical-phy-all-up and ports 1/1 and 1/2 on a reporter of type critical-phy-any-up). Otherwise, unexpected VR failovers may occur.

Related Commands

show reporter
(config) reporter
(config-reporter) type
(config-reporter) vrid
(config-reporter) active
(config-reporter) suspend

(config-reporter) suspend

To suspend a reporter and stop it from monitoring configured critical interfaces or VRs, use the suspend command.

suspend

Usage Guidelines

Use this command to temporarily stop using a reporter or to change a reporter configuration. Once you have made the configuration changes and want to reactivate the reporter, enter the active command.

Related Commands

show reporter
(config) reporter
(config-reporter) active
(config-reporter) phy
(config-reporter) type
(config-reporter) vrid

(config-reporter) type

To configure the reporter type, use the type command. To remove a reporter type and all of its attributes, use the no form of this command.

type reporter_type

no type

Syntax Description

reporter_type

You can configure the following reporter types:

vrid-peer - Monitors the states of associated VRs and ensures that the VR states are synchronized. If one VR goes down, the reporters state goes down and causes any other associated VRs to go down.

critical-phy-all-up - Monitors the states of configured critical physical interfaces. If any critical interface goes down, the reporter goes down and mastership of the associated VR transitions from the master CSS to the backup CSS. To prevent a VR failover, all interfaces must remain up.

critical-phy-any-up - Monitors the states of configured critical physical interfaces. If all associated critical interfaces go down, the reporter goes down and mastership of the associated VR transitions from the master CSS to the backup CSS. Provided that one critical interface stays up, the reporter and the VR remain up.


Usage Guidelines

You can configure a maximum of 128 reporters of any combination of types on a CSS depending on available memory, with a maximum of four vrid-peer types. There is no default reporter type.

You can change the reporter type without removing the attributes associated with the type. For example, you can change the reporter type from vrid-peer to critical-phy-all-up.

Related Commands

show reporter
(config) reporter
(config-reporter) active
(config-reporter) phy
(config-reporter) suspend
(config-reporter) vrid

(config-reporter) vrid

To configure a VR that you want the reporter to monitor, use the vrid command. Use the no form of this command to remove a VRID and all of its attributes from the reporter.

vrid ip_address vrid

no vrid ip_address vrid

Syntax Description

ip_address

Destination network prefix. Enter the IP address in dotted-decimal notation (for example, 192.168.11.1).

vrid

Identifier of an existing VR. Possible values are 1 to 255.


Usage Guidelines

This command allows you to configure a maximum of eight VRIDs on a reporter of type vrid-peer. You cannot configure the same circuit IP address and VRID on more than one reporter.

Related Commands

show reporter
(config) reporter
(config-reporter) active
(config-reporter) phy
(config-reporter) suspend
(config-reporter) type