Cisco Nexus 6000 Series NX-OS Fabric Extender Command Reference
F Commands
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F Commands

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F Commands

fcoe

feature fex

fex

fex associate

fex pinning redistribute

fex queue-limit


F Commands


This chapter describes the Cisco NX-OS commands that begin with F that are used to manage a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender from a Cisco Nexus 6000 switch.

fcoe

To associate a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender (FEX) to a switch for pinning Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) Initialization Protocol (FIP) and FCoE traffic, use the fcoe command. To remove the association, use the no form of this command.

fcoe [vsan vsan-id]

no fcoe [vsan]

Syntax Description

vsan vsan-id

Specifies the VSAN status. The VSAN ID range is from 1 to 4094.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

FEX configuration mode
VLAN configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Before you use this command, make sure that you enable the Fabric Extender (FEX) features on the switch by using the feature fex command.

You can use this command only on Cisco Nexus 2232P and Cisco Nexus 2232PQ Fabric Extenders. When you bind an interface to a virtual Fibre Channel interface to enable FCoE traffic, you must use slot number 1. The port number can be from 1 to 32.

Examples

This example shows how to configure a FEX as FCoE enabled:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# feature fex
switch(config)# fex 100
switch(config-fex)# fcoe
switch(config-fex)#
 
   

This example shows how to configure a pair of FEXs to carry FCoE traffic in a fabric virtual port channel (vPC) topology, with the host uplink ports in the FEXs configured to the same port channel:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# feature lacp
switch(config)# feature fex
switch(config)# feature fcoe
switch(config)# fex 100
switch(config-fex)# fcoe
switch(config-fex)# exit
switch(config)# interface vfc 1
switch(config-if)# bind interface eth101/1/1
switch(config)# interface eth101/1/1
switch(config-if)# channel-group 1
switch(config)# fex 102
switch(config-fex)# fcoe
switch(config)# interface vfc 1
switch(config-if)# bind interface eth102/1/1
switch(config)# interface eth102/1/1
switch(config-if)# channel-group 1
switch(config-if)#
 
   

This example shows how to configure FCoE traffic on a VLAN:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# vlan 5
switch(config-vlan)# fcoe vsan 1
switch(config-vlan)#
 
   

This example shows how to disable FCoE traffic on a FEX:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# fex 100
switch(config-fex)# no fcoe
switch(config-fex)#
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

feature fcoe

Enables the FCoE feature on the switch.

feature fex

Enables the FEX feature on the switch.

feature lacp

Enables the Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP).

show fex

Displays information about a specific FEX.


feature fex

To enable Fabric Extender (FEX) features on the switch, use the feature fex command. To disable FEX, use the no form of this command.

feature fex

no feature fex

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Examples

This example shows how to enable FEX features on the switch:

switch(config)# feature fex 
switch(config)#
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

fex

Creates a Fabric Extender and enters fabric extender configuration mode.

show feature

Displays the features enabled or disabled on the switch.


fex

To create a Fabric Extender and enter fabric extender configuration mode, use the fex command. To delete the Fabric Extender configuration, use the no form of this command.

fex chassis_ID

no fex chassis_ID

Syntax Description

chassis_ID

Fabric Extender chassis ID. The chassis ID range is from 100 to 199.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Global configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You can create and configure the Fabric Extender before you connect and associate it to an interface on the parent switch. Once you associate the Fabric Extender to the switch, the configuration you created is transferred over to the Fabric Extender and applied.

Examples

This example shows how to enter Fabric Extender configuration mode:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# fex 101 
switch(config-fex)#
 
   

This example shows how to delete the Fabric Extender configuration:

switch(config-fex)# no fex 101
switch(config)#
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

beacon

Turns on the locator beacon LED of a Fabric Extender.

description (fex)

Specifies a description for a Fabric Extender.

fex associate

Associates a Fabric Extender to an Ethernet or EtherChannel interface.

pinning max-links

Specifies the number of statically pinned uplinks connected to a Fabric Extender.

serial

Assigns a serial number to a Fabric Extender.

show fex

Displays all configured Fabric Extender chassis connected to the switch.

type

Specifies the Fabric Extender card.


fex associate

To associate a Fabric Extender to a fabric interface, use the fex associate command. To disassociate the Fabric Extender, use the no form of this command.

fex associate chassis_ID

no fex associate [chassis_ID]

Syntax Description

chassis_ID

Fabric Extender chassis ID. The chassis ID range is from 100 to 199.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Interface configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

Before you can associate an interface on the parent switch to the Fabric Extender, you must first make the interface into a fabric interface by entering the switchport mode fex-fabric command.

Examples

This example shows how to associate the Fabric Extender to an Ethernet interface:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# interface ethernet 1/40 
switch(config-if)# switchport mode fex-fabric 
switch(config-if)# fex associate 101 
 
   

This example shows how to associate the Fabric Extender to an EtherChannel interface:

switch# configure terminal 
switch(config)# interface port-channel 4 
switch(config-if)# switchport mode fex-fabric 
switch(config-if)# fex associate 101 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fex

Displays all configured Fabric Extender chassis connected to the switch.

switchport mode fex-fabric

Sets the interface to be an uplink port.


fex pinning redistribute

To redistribute the host interfaces on a Fabric Extender, use the fex pinning redistribute command.

fex pinning redistribute chassis_ID

Syntax Description

chassis_ID

Fabric Extender chassis ID. The chassis ID range is from 100 to 199.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

EXEC mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

When you provision the Fabric Extender using the statically pinned mode (see the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Software Configuration Guide), the host interfaces on the Fabric Extender are pinned to the fabric interfaces in the order that they were initially configured. The next time that you reboot the Fabric Extender, the configured fabric interfaces are pinned to the host interfaces in an ascending order by the port number of the fabric interface.

Use the fex pinning redistribute command if you want to configure the same fixed distribution of host interfaces without restarting the Fabric Extender after your initial configuration.


Caution This command disrupts all the host interface ports of the Fabric Extender. However, the disruption is shorter than would be the case if you reboot the Fabric Extender.

Examples

This example shows how to redistribute the host interfaces on a Fabric Extender:

switch# fex pinning redistribute 101 
switch# 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

pinning max-links

Defines the number of uplinks on a Fabric Extender.

show fex

Displays all configured Fabric Extender chassis connected to the switch.

show interface fex-intf

Displays the Fabric Extender ports pinned to a specific switch interface.


fex queue-limit

To limit the amount of input buffer space (in bytes) allocated to each Fabric Extender port, use the fex queue-limit command. To disable the drop threshold and allow a Fabric Extender port to use all available buffer space, use the no form of this command.

fex queue-limit

no fex queue-limit

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

Fabric Extender queue limit is available in the default configuration and is set on.

Command Modes

System QoS configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

By default, the drop threshold applies to each Fabric Extender port to limit the amount of buffer being allocated for each port. To restore the default queue limit of each Fabric Extender port, use the fex queue-limit command.

Examples

This example shows how to set the queue limit for the input buffer for each Fabric Extender port:

switch(config)# system qos 
switch(config-sys-qos)# fex queue-limit 
switch(config-sys-qos)#
 
   

This example shows how to restore the default queue limit for each Fabric Extender port:

switch(config)# system qos 
switch(config-sys-qos)# no fex queue-limit 
switch(config-sys-qos)#
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

show fex

Displays all configured Fabric Extender chassis connected to the switch.