Catalyst 6500 Series Switch SIP, SSC, and SPA Software Configuration Guide
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Objectives

Audience

Document Revision History

Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Documentation

Cisco IOS Release 12.2SX Software Publications

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


This preface describes the objectives and organization of this document and explains how to find additional information on related products and services. This preface contains the following sections:

Objectives

Audience

Document Revision History

Organization

Document Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Objectives

This document describes the configuration and troubleshooting of shared port adapters (SPAs) and SPA interface processors (SIPs) that are supported on a Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Audience

This publication is for experienced network administrators who configure and maintain VPN systems and the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Document Revision History

records technical changes to this document. The table shows the Cisco IOS software release number and document revision number for the change, the date of the change, and a brief summary of the change.

Table 1 Document Revision History 

Release No.
Revision
Date
Change Summary

12.2(33)SXI2

OL-8655-05

July 9, 2009

Support was added for the following SPAs on the Cisco 7600 SIP-400:

1-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet SPA, Version 2 (SPA-1X10GE-L-V2)

12.2(33)SXI

OL-8655-04

October 31, 2008

The following modifications were made:

Support was restored for the Cisco 7600 SIP-600.

Support was restored for the ATM SPAs.

Support was introduced for the following feature on the Cisco 7600 SIP-200:

Asymmetric Carrier Delay

Support was added for the following SPAs on the Cisco 7600 SIP-400:

2-Port and 4-Port Clear Channel T3/E3 SPA

2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 SPA

8-Port Channelized T1/E1 SPA

5-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA (V2)

Support was introduced for the following features on the Cisco 7600 SIP-400:

Asymmetric Carrier Delay

Any Transport over MPLS over GRE (AToMoGRE)

Support was added for the following SPAs on the Cisco 7600 SIP-600:

2-Port OC-48c/STM-16 POS SPA

New features were introduced for the IPsec VPN SPA

12.2(33)SXH

OL-8655-03

August 20, 2007

The following modifications were made:

Support was removed for the Cisco 7600 SIP-600.

Support was removed for the ATM SPAs.

Support was added for the following SPAs on the Cisco 7600 SIP-200:

1-Port Channelized OC-3/STM-1 SPA

4-Port and 8-Port Fast Ethernet SPA

Support for the following features were introduced on the Cisco 7600 SIP-200:

BCP over dMLPPP (Trunk Mode)—Channelized SPAs

MPLS over RBE—ATM SPAs

Multi-VC to VLAN scalability

QoS Support on Bridging Features

Support was added for the following SPA on the Cisco 7600 SIP-400:

2-Port Channelized T3 SPA

Support for the following features were introduced on the Cisco 7600 SIP-400:

Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS) VC Scaling—Increase from 4K to 10K VCs

Ingress/Egress COS Classification with Ingress Policing per VLAN or EoMPLS VC

Hierarchical VPLS (H-VPLS) with MPLS Edge

VPLS Multiple VCs per Spoke

Hierarchical QoS Support for EoMPLS VCs

QoS Support on Bridging Features

Lawful Intercept

12.2(33)SXH

OL-8655-03

August 20, 2007

The following features were introduced for the IPsec VPN SPA:

IPsec Anti-replay Window size

IPsec Preferred Peer

Persistent Self-signed Certificates

Easy VPN Remote RSA Signature Storage

The following feature was removed for the IPsec VPN SPA:

IPsec stateful failover using HSRP and SSP

The single configuration chapter for the IPsec VPN SPA has been restructured into several smaller chapters.

12.2(18)SXF10

OL-5070-05

OL-8655-02

July 13, 2007

Support was introduced for the 1-Port OC-48c/STM-16 POS SPA on the Cisco 7600 SIP-400.

12.2(18)SXF2

OL-5070-04

OL-8655-01

April 25, 2006

Modified references to cRTP to include support for the 2-Port and 4-Port Clear Channel T3/E3 SPA.

12.2(18)SXF2

OL-5070-04

OL-8655-01

February 28, 2006

The following updates were made to the documentation:

Removed the restriction of "Mapping DSCP values to MPLS EXP bits is not supported" from the Cisco 7600 SIP-600 list of restrictions.

Added the following VPLS scalability support information for the Cisco 7600 SIP-600:

Up to 4000 VPLS domains

Up to 60 VPLS peers per domain

Up to 30,000 Pseudo Wires, used in any combination of domains and peers up to the 4000-domain or 60-peer maximums. For example, support of up to 4000 domains with 7 peers or up to 60 peers in 500 domains.

Added H-VPLS with QinQ edge feature support on Cisco 7600 SIP-600—Requires Cisco 7600 SIP-600 in the uplink, and any LAN port or Cisco 7600 SIP-600 on the downlink.

Removed VPLS pseudo-wire redundancy feature support for the Cisco 7600 SIP-600.

Removed the "Cisco 7600 SIP-600 MPLS Marking" section and bullet.

Modified the encapsulations supported in the ATM chapters to "aal5snap" only.

Corrected the note in the "Configuring Compressed Real-Time Protocol" section of Chapter 4, "Configuring the SIPs and SSC" to state:

"cRTP is supported only on the Cisco 7600 SIP-200 with the 8-Port Channelized T1/E1 SPA and 2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 SPA."

12.2(18)SXF2

OL-5070-04

OL-8655-01

January 27, 2006

The following update to the hardware-based MLPPP LFI guidelines was made in Chapter 15, "Configuring the 8-Port Channelized T1/E1 SPA," and Chapter 17, "Configuring the 2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 SPAs":

When hardware-based LFI is enabled, fragmentation counters are not displayed.

12.2(18)SXF2

OL-5070-04

OL-8655-01

January 20, 2006

Fourth release. The following modifications were made:

The 1-Port OC-192c/STM-64 POS/RPR VSR Optics SPA was introduced on the Cisco 7600 SIP-600.

Support was introduced for the configuration of IP multicast over a GRE tunnel on the IPsec VPN SPA.

Support for the "Enhancements to RFC 1483 Spanning Tree Interoperability" feature was added for ATM SPAs on the Cisco 7600 SIP-200.

Documentation of a workaround for ATM SPA configuration on the Cisco 7600 SIP-200 has been added in Chapter 7, "Configuring the ATM SPAs" to address a Routed Bridge Encapsulation (RBE) limitation where only one remote MAC address is supported.

12.2(18)SXF

OL-5070-03

January 12, 2006

The following modifications were made:

Adjusted ATM SPA PVC restriction (correctly noted elsewhere in the documentation) from "A maximum number of 400 PVCs or SVCs. . ." to "A maximum number of 1000 PVCs or 400 SVCs configured with MQC policy maps."

Added cross-references throughout the "Overview of the SIPs and SSC" chapter to the Cisco IOS Release SX Supervisor Engine release notes.

Updated the Cisco 7600 SIP-400 restrictions to clarify that the SIP does not work with the Supervisor Engine PFC3A or in PFC3A mode.

Updated the Cisco 7600 SIP-600 restrictions to clarify lack of support for the Supervisor Engine 720 PFC3A or PFC3A mode:

"The Cisco 7600 SIP-600 is not supported by the Supervisor Engine 32. The Cisco 7600 SIP-600 is supported by the Supervisor Engine 720 PFC3B and Supervisor Engine 720 PFC3BXL. It is not supported with a Supervisor Engine 720 PFC3A or in PFC3A mode."

Added a cross-reference to the "Overview of the SIPs and SSC" chapter in each of the SPA overview chapters to ease location of additional features/restrictions that are SIP- or SSC-specific.

Removed the list of supported modules from the "Overview of the IPsec VPN SPA" chapter. Any unsupported modules will be documented in the restrictions section.

Release No.
Revision
Date
Change Summary

12.2(18)SXF

OL-5070-03

January 12, 2006

Further qualified Cisco 7600 SIP-200 Any Transport over MPLS (AToM) support for ATM in the "Overview of the SIPs and SSC" chapter to state:

"Any Transport over MPLS (AToM) support, including:

ATM over MPLS (ATMoMPLS)—AAL5 VC mode

Ethernet over MPLS (EoMPLS)—(Single cell relay) VC mode"

Removed references to "1-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet SPA and 10-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA on a SIP-400" in the "Enabling Autonegotiation" and "Disabling Autonegotiation" sections of the "Configuring Gigabit Ethernet SPAs" chapter.

Qualified AToM core-facing restriction for the Cisco 7600 SIP-200 as follows:

AToM (ATMoMPLS, FRoMPLS, HDLCoMPLS, and PPPoMPLs) on a SPA requires a Cisco 7600 SIP-200, FlexWAN, Enhanced FlexWAN, or OSM PXF interface as the core-facing interface.

AToM (ATMoMPLS, FRoMPLS) on SIP-200 also are supported with a Cisco 7600 SIP-400 as the core-facing interface.

Documentation of the Fast Software Upgrade (FSU) procedure supported by Route Processor Redundancy (RPR) for supervisor engines was added to Chapter 31, "Upgrading Field-Programmable Devices."

Release No.
Revision
Date
Change Summary

12.2(18)SXF

OL-5070-03

September 19, 2005

Third release. The following hardware was introduced:

1-Port OC-48c/STM-16 ATM SPA

2-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA

5-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA

10-Port Gigabit Ethernet SPA

1-Port 10-Gigabit Ethernet SPA

1-Port OC-192c/STM-64 POS/RPR SPA

1-Port OC-192c/STM-64 POS/RPR XFP SPA

For specific feature changes, see the Feature History tables in the "Overview" chapters of this book.

12.2(18)SXE2

OL-5070-02

August 17, 2005

The "Configuring the 8-Port Channelized T1/E1 SPA" and "Configuring the 2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 SPAs" were modified to clarify support of MLPPP and MLFR for both E1 and T1 links.

Added cRTP to the supported features list for the serial SPAs in the "Overview of the Serial SPAs" chapter.

Document was modified with the following updates in the "Configuring the SIPs and SSC" chapter:

Removed references to support of software-based MLFR.

In the "Assigning an Interface to an MLPPP bundle," moved step order of the ppp multilink command and qualified it as optional.

Under "MLPPP Configuration Guidelines," added guidelines for distributed links on the Cisco 7600 SIP-200 and restrictions.

Under "MLPPP Configuration Tasks" and "MLFR Configuration Tasks, added task to emphasize that distributed CEF is required for these features; however, dCEF is automatically enabled on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

12.2(18)SXE2

OL-5070-02

July 25, 2005

Second release. The Cisco 7600 SSC-400 and IPsec VPN SPA are introduced.

12.2(18)SXE

OL-5070-01

March 28, 2005

First release.


Organization

This document contains the following chapters:

Chapter
Title
Description

Chapter 1

Using Cisco IOS Software

Provides an introduction to accessing the command-line interface (CLI) and using the Cisco IOS software and related tools.

Chapter 2

SIP, SSC, and SPA Product Overview

Provides a brief introduction to the SIP and SPA products on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch, and information about SIP, SSC, SPA, and optics compatibility.

Chapter 3

Overview of the SIPs and SSC

Describes release history, and feature and Management Information Base (MIB) support for the SIPs and SSCs on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 4

Configuring the SIPs and SSC

Describes related configuration and verification information for the SIPs and SSCs on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 5

Troubleshooting the SIPs and SSC

Describes techniques that you can use to troubleshoot the operation of the SIPs and SSCs on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 6

Overview of the ATM SPAs

Describes release history, feature and Management Information Base (MIB) support, and an introduction to the ATM SPA architecture on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 7

Configuring the ATM SPAs

Describes the configuration and verification information for the ATM SPAs on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 8

Troubleshooting the ATM SPAs

Describes techniques that you can use to troubleshoot the operation of the ATM SPAs on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 9

Overview of the Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet SPAs

Describes release history, feature and Management Information Base (MIB) support, and an introduction to the Gigabit Ethernet SPA architecture on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 10

Configuring the Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet SPAs

Describes the configuration and verification information for the Gigabit Ethernet SPAs on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 11

Troubleshooting the Fast Ethernet and Gigabit Ethernet SPAs

Describes techniques that you can use to troubleshoot the operation of the Gigabit Ethernet SPAs on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 12

Overview of the POS SPAs

Describes release history, feature and Management Information Base (MIB) support, and an introduction to the POS SPA architecture on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 13

Configuring the POS SPAs

Describes the configuration and verification information for the POS SPAs on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 14

Overview of the Serial SPAs

Describes release history, feature and Management Information Base (MIB) support, and an introduction to the serial SPA architecture on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 15

Configuring the 8-Port Channelized T1/E1 SPA

Describes the configuration and verification information for the 8-Port Channelized T1/E1 SPAs on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 16

Configuring the 2-Port and 4-Port Clear Channel T3/E3 SPAs

Describes the configuration and verification information for the 2-Port and 4-Port Clear Channel T3/E3 SPAs on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 17

Configuring the 2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 SPAs

Describes the configuration and verification information for the 2-Port and 4-Port Channelized T3 SPAs on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 18

Configuring the 1-Port Channelized OC-3/STM-1 SPA

Describes the configuration and verification information for the 1-Port Channelized OC-3/STM-1 SPA on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 19

Troubleshooting the Serial SPAs

Describes techniques that you can use to troubleshoot the operation of the serial SPAs on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 20

Overview of the IPsec VPN SPA

Describes release history, feature and Management Information Base (MIB) support, and an introduction to the IPsec VPN SPA architecture on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 21

Configuring VPNs in Crypto-Connect Mode

Describes the configuration and verification information for IPsec VPNs using Crypto-Connect Mode on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 22

Configuring VPNs in VRF Mode

Describes the configuration and verification information for IPsec VPNs using VRF Mode on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 23

Configuring IPsec VPN Fragmentation and MTU

Describes the configuration and verification information for IPsec Fragmentation and MTU on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 24

Configuring IKE Features Using the IPsec VPN SPA

Describes the configuration and verification information for Internet Key Exchange (IKE) features using the IPsec VPN SPA on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 25

Configuring Enhanced IPsec Features Using the IPsec VPN SPA

Describes the configuration and verification information for enhanced IPsec features using the IPsec VPN SPA on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 26

Configuring PKI Using the IPsec VPN SPA

Describes the configuration and verification information for Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) features using the IPsec VPN SPA on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 27

Configuring Advanced VPNs Using the IPsec VPN SPA

Describes the configuration and verification information for advanced IPsec VPNs using the IPsec VPN SPA on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 28

Configuring Duplicate Hardware and IPsec Failover Using the IPsec VPN SPA

Describes the configuration and verification information for duplicate hardware configurations and IPsec failover using the IPsec VPN SPA on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 29

Configuring Monitoring and Accounting for the IPsec VPN SPA

Describes the configuration and verification information for the IPsec VPN SPA on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 30

Troubleshooting the IPsec VPN SPA

Describes techniques that you can use to troubleshoot the operation of the IPsec VPN SPA on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.

Chapter 31

Upgrading Field-Programmable Devices

Provides information about upgrading the field-programmable devices on the Catalyst 6500 Series switch.


Document Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.


Tip Means the following information will help you solve a problem.


Command descriptions use these conventions:

Convention
Description

boldface font

Commands and keywords are in boldface.

italic font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italics.

[ ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

[ x | y | z ]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.

string

A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.


Screen examples use these conventions:

screen font

Terminal sessions and information that the switch displays are in screen font.

boldface screen font

Information that you must enter is in boldface screen font.

italic screen font

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic screen font.

< >

Non-printing characters, such as passwords, are in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or number sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.


Related Documentation

This section refers you to other documentation that also might be useful as you configure your Catalyst 6500 Series switch. The documentation listed in this section is available online.

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Documentation

As you configure SIPs and SPAs on your Catalyst 6500 Series switch, you should also refer to the following companion publication for important hardware installation information:

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch SIP and SPA Hardware Installation Guide

Some of the following other Catalyst 6500 Series switch publications might be useful to you as you configure your Catalyst 6500 Series switch:

Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide, Release 12.2(33)SXH and Later Releases

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SX/configuration/guide/book.html

Cisco IOS Master Command List, Release 12.2SX

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/mcl/122sxmcl/12_2sx_mcl_book.html

Cisco IOS Release 12.2SX System Message Guide

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2sx/system/messages/122sxsms.html

Cisco 7600 Series Internet Router MIB Specifications Guide

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/7600/technical_references/7600_mib_guides/MIB_Guide_ver_6/mibgde6.html

Several other publications are also related to the Catalyst 6500 Series switch. For a complete reference of related documentation, refer to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Support Documentation located at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Cisco IOS Release 12.2SX Software Publications

Documentation for Cisco IOS Release 12.2SX, including command reference and system error messages, can be found at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6017/tsd_products_support_series_home.html

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html

Subscribe to the What's New in Cisco Product Documentation as a Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feed and set content to be delivered directly to your desktop using a reader application. The RSS feeds are a free service and Cisco currently supports RSS Version 2.0.