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

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H Commands

hardware buffer-threshold

hardware N2248PQ uplink-load-balance-mode

hardware queue-limit

hardware shared-buffer-size

hardware uplink-pause-no-drop


H Commands


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

hardware buffer-threshold

To limit the amount of input hardware buffer usage for each Fabric Extender, use the hardware buffer-threshold command. To revert to the default and allow a Fabric Extender to use all available hardware buffer space, use the no form of this command.

hardware fex_card_typ buffer-threshold buffer-limit

no hardware fex_card_typ buffer-threshold

Syntax Description

fex_card_type

Fabric Extender card type. The following Fabric Extender card types are supported:

N2148T—Fabric Extender 48x1G 4x10G SFP+ Module

See the "Usage Guidelines" section for a description of this Fabric Extender.

buffer-limit

Buffer threshold limit in bytes. The range is from 81920 to 316160.


Command Default

None

Command Modes

Fabric extender configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines


Note This command is supported only on a Cisco Nexus 2148T Fabric Extender.


The Cisco Nexus 2148T Fabric Extender has four 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces for its uplink connection to the parent Cisco Nexus 6000 Series switch and 48 1000BASE-T (1-Gigabit) Ethernet host interfaces for its downlink connection to servers or hosts.

The buffer-threshold keyword sets the consumption level of input buffers before an indication is sent to the egress queue to start observing the tail drop threshold. If the buffer usage is lower than the configured buffer threshold, the tail drop threshold is ignored.

Examples

This example shows how to configure the hardware buffer threshold limit on a Cisco Nexus 2148T Fabric Extender:

switch(config)# fex 110 
switch(config-fex)# hardware N2148T buffer-threshold 163840 
switch(config-fex)# 
 
   

This example shows how to remove the hardware buffer threshold configured on a Cisco Nexus 2148T Fabric Extender:

switch(config)# fex 110 
switch(config-fex)# no hardware N2148T buffer-threshold 
switch(config-fex)# 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

fex

Creates a Fabric Extender and enters fabric extender configuration mode.

show fex

Displays all configured Fabric Extender chassis connected to the switch.

show queuing interface

Displays information about interface queuing parameters, including buffer threshold and queue limits.

show running-config fex

Displays the running configuration for Fabric Extenders.


hardware N2248PQ uplink-load-balance-mode

To enable the load balancing queues for the Cisco Nexus 2248PQ Fabric Extender, use the hardware N2248PQ uplink-load-balance-mode command. To disable load balancing queues,use the no form of this command.

hardware N2248PQ uplink-load-balance-mode

no hardware N2248PQ uplink-load-balance-mode

Syntax Description

This command has no arguments or keywords.

Command Default

None

Command Modes

Fabric extender configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines


Note This command is supported only on a Cisco Nexus 2248PQ Fabric Extender.


The Cisco Nexus 2248PQ has 48 10-Gigabit Ethernet host interfaces with SFP+ interface adapters and 16 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces corresponding to 4 QSFP interface adapters for its uplink connection to the parent switch.

Examples

This example shows how to enable the load balancing queues for a Cisco Nexus 2248PQ Fabric Extender:

switch(config)# fex 100 
switch(config-fex)# hardware N2248PQ uplink-load-balance-mode
switch(config-fex)# 
 
   

This example shows how to disable the load balancing queues for a Cisco Nexus 2248PQ Fabric Extender:

switch(config)# fex 100 
switch(config-fex)# no hardware N2248PQ uplink-load-balance-mode 
switch(config-fex)# 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

fex

Creates a Fabric Extender and enters fabric extender configuration mode.

show fex

Displays all configured Fabric Extender chassis connected to the switch.

show queuing interface

Displays information about interface queuing parameters, including buffer threshold and queue limits.

show running-config fex

Displays the running configuration for Fabric Extenders.


hardware queue-limit

To control the egress queue tail drop threshold level on a Fabric Extender, use the hardware queue-limit command. To disable the drop threshold and allow a Fabric Extender to use all available hardware buffer space, use the no form of this command.

hardware fex_card_typ queue-limit [queue-limit] [rx | tx]

no hardware fex_card_typ queue-limit [rx | tx]

Syntax Description

fex_card_type

Fabric Extender card type. The following Fabric Extender card types are supported:

N2148T—Fabric Extender 48x1G 4x10G SFP+ Module

N2224TP—Fabric Extender 24x1G 2x10G SFP+ Module

N2232P—Fabric Extender 32x10G SFP+ 8x10G SFP+ Module

N2232TM—Fabric Extender 32x10GBase-T 8x10G SFP+ Module

N2248T—Fabric Extender 48x1G 4x10G SFP+ Module

N2248TP-E—Fabric Extender 48x1G 4x10G SFP+ Module

N2248PQ—Fabric Extender 48x10G SFP+ 16x10G SFP+ Module

See the "Usage Guidelines" section for a description of these Fabric Extenders.

queue-limit

(Optional) Queue limit in bytes. The range is from 81920 to 652800 for a Cisco Nexus 2148T Fabric Extender, from 32768 to 33538048 for a on a Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E Fabric Extender, and from 5120 to 652800 for all other supported Fabric Extenders.

rx

(Optional) Specifies the default queue-limit for receiving (ingress).

Note This keyword is supported only on a Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E Fabric Extender.

tx

(Optional) Specifies the default queue-limit for transmission (egress).

Note This keyword is supported only on a Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E Fabric Extender.


Command Default

The default queue-limit for rx (ingress) on a Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E Fabric Extender is 1MB.

The default queue-limit for tx (egress) on a Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E Fabric Extender is 4MB.

Command Modes

Fabric extender configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.


Usage Guidelines

You can use a lower queue limit value on the Fabric Extender to prevent one blocked receiver from affecting traffic being sent to other noncongested receivers (head-of-line blocking); however, this will increase burst absorption on the ingress traffic. A higher queue limit value provides better burst absorption and less head-of-line blocking protection.

Supported Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender

The following Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders are supported on a Cisco Nexus 6000 Series switch:

Cisco Nexus 2148T Fabric Extender—It has four 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces for its uplink connection to the parent Cisco Nexus switch and 48 1000BASE-T (1-Gigabit) Ethernet host interfaces for its downlink connection to servers or hosts.

Cisco Nexus N2224TP Fabric Extender—It has two 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces with  small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) interface adapters for its uplink connection to the parent  Cisco Nexus switch and 24 1000BASE-T (1-Gigabit) Ethernet host interfaces for its  downlink connection to servers or hosts. It does not support Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE).

Cisco Nexus 2232P Fabric Extender—It has eight 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces with small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) interface adapters for its uplink connection to the parent Cisco Nexus switch and 32 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces with SFP+  interface adapters for its downlink connection to servers or hosts.

Cisco Nexus 2232TM Fabric Extender—It has eight 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces with small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) interface adapters for its uplink connection to the parent Cisco Nexus switch and 32 10-Gigabit BASE-T Ethernet fabric interfaces for its downlink connection to servers or hosts.

Cisco Nexus 2248T Fabric Extender—It has four 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces with  SFP+ interface adapters for its uplink connection to the parent  Cisco Nexus switch and 48 1000BASE-T (1-Gigabit) Ethernet host interfaces for its  downlink connection to servers or hosts.

Cisco Nexus N2248TP-E Fabric Extender—It has four 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces for its uplink connection to the parent Cisco Nexus switch and 48 1000BASE-T (1-Gigabit) Ethernet host interfaces with small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) interface adapters for its downlink connection to servers or hosts.

Cisco Nexus 2248PQ Fabric Extender—It has 48 10-Gigabit Ethernet host interfaces with SFP+ interface adapters and 16 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces corresponding to 4 QSFP interface adapters for its uplink connection to the parent switch.

Examples

This example shows how to configure the hardware buffer queue limit on a Cisco Nexus 2248T Fabric Extender:

switch(config)# fex 110 
switch(config-fex)# hardware N2248T queue-limit 327680
switch(config-fex)# 
 
   

This example shows how to remove the hardware buffer queue limit configured on a Cisco Nexus 2248T Fabric Extender:

switch(config)# fex 110 
switch(config-fex)# no hardware N2248T queue-limit
switch(config-fex)# 
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

fex

Creates a Fabric Extender and enters fabric extender configuration mode.

show fex

Displays all configured Fabric Extender chassis connected to the switch.

show queuing interface

Displays information about interface queuing parameters, including buffer threshold and queue limits.

show running-config fex

Displays the running configuration for Fabric Extenders.


hardware shared-buffer-size

To configure the shared buffer size for a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender, use the hardware shared-buffer-size command. To revert to the default setting, use the no form of this command.

hardware fex_card_type shared-buffer-size [buffer-size]

no hardware fex_card_type shared-buffer-size [buffer-size]

Syntax Description

fex_card_type

Fabric Extender card type. The following Fabric Extender card types are supported:

N2248TP-E—Fabric Extender 48x1G 4x10G SFP+ Module

N2248PQ—Fabric Extender 48x10G SFP+ 16x10G SFP+ Module

See the "Usage Guidelines" section for a description of this Fabric Extender.

buffer-size

(Optional) Shared buffer size (KB). The range is from 10800KB to 25392KB.


Command Default

The default size of the shared buffer is 25392KB.

Command Modes

Fabric Extender configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.

The Cisco Nexus N2248TP-E Fabric Extender and the Cisco Nexus N2248PQ Fabric Extender were introduced.


Usage Guidelines


Note This command is supported only on Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E and Cisco Nexus N2248PQ Fabric Extenders.


The Cisco Nexus N2248TP-E Fabric Extender has four 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces for its uplink connection to the parent Cisco Nexus switch and 48 1000BASE-T (1-Gigabit) Ethernet host interfaces with small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) interface adapters for its downlink connection to servers or hosts.

The total available buffer is 32MB which is shared in both direction (ingress, egress).

The default size of the shared buffer is 25392KB. However, when configuring an Ethernet-based pause no-drop class, the shared buffer size changes to 10800KB. This change is required to increase the dedicated buffer that supports the pause no-drop class. The pause no-drop class does not use buffer space from the shared-pool.

The Cisco Nexus 2248PQ Fabric Extender has 48 10-Gigabit Ethernet host interfaces with SFP+ interface adapters and 16 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces corresponding to 4 QSFP interface adapters for its uplink connection to the parent switch.

Examples

This example shows how to configure the hardware buffer size on a Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E Fabric Extender:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# fex 100
switch(config-fex)# hardware N2248TTP-E shared-buffer-size 25000
switch(config-fex)#
 
   

This example shows how to remove the hardware pause no-drop configuration between a Cisco Nexus 2248TTP-E Fabric Extender and a switch:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# fex 100
switch(config-fex)# no hardware N2248TTP-E shared-buffer-size 25000
switch(config-fex)#
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

fex

Creates a Fabric Extender and enters fabric extender configuration mode.

show fex

Displays all configured Fabric Extender chassis connected to the switch.

show running-config fex

Displays the running configuration for Fabric Extenders.


hardware uplink-pause-no-drop

To configure a pause no-drop class up to a distance of 3000 meters between the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender and a Cisco Nexus 6000 switch, use the hardware uplink-pause-no-drop command. To revert to the default setting, use the no form of this command.

hardware fex_card_type uplink-pause-no-drop distance [distance-value]

no hardware fex_card_type uplink-pause-no-drop distance [distance-value]

Syntax Description

fex_card_type

Fabric Extender card type. The following Fabric Extender card types are supported:

N2248TP-E—Fabric Extender 48x1G 4x10G SFP+ Module

N2248PQ—Fabric Extender 48x10G SFP+ 16x10G SFP+ Module

See the "Usage Guidelines" section for a description of this Fabric Extender.

distance

Specifies the distance between the Fabric Extender and switch.

distance-value

(Optional) Distance in meters. The range is from 300 to 3000.


Command Default

The default distance between a Fabric Extender and the switch is 300 meters.

Command Modes

Fabric Extender configuration mode

Command History

Release
Modification

6.0(2)N1(1)

This command was introduced.

The Cisco Nexus N2248TP-E Fabric Extender and the Cisco Nexus N2248PQ Fabric Extender were introduced.


Usage Guidelines


Note This command is supported only on Cisco Nexus 2248TP-E and Cisco Nexus N2248PQ Fabric Extenders.


The Cisco Nexus N2248TP-E Fabric Extender has four 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces for its uplink connection to the parent Cisco Nexus switch and 48 1000BASE-T (1-Gigabit) Ethernet host interfaces with small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) interface adapters for its downlink connection to servers or hosts.

The Cisco Nexus 2248PQ Fabric Extender has 48 10-Gigabit Ethernet host interfaces with SFP+ interface adapters and 16 10-Gigabit Ethernet fabric interfaces corresponding to 4 QSFP interface adapters for its uplink connection to the parent switch.

Examples

This example shows how to configure the hardware pause no-drop class up to a distance of 3000 meters between a Cisco Nexus 2248TTP-E Fabric Extender and a switch:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# fex 100
switch(config-fex)# hardware N2248TTP-E pause-no-drop distance 3000
switch(config-fex)#
 
   

This example shows how to remove the hardware pause no-drop configuration between a Cisco Nexus 2248TTP-E Fabric Extender and a switch:

switch# configure terminal
switch(config)# fex 100
switch(config-fex)# no hardware N2248TTP-E pause-no-drop distance 3000
switch(config-fex)#
 
   

Related Commands

Command
Description

fex

Creates a Fabric Extender and enters fabric extender configuration mode.

show fex

Displays all configured Fabric Extender chassis connected to the switch.

show running-config fex

Displays the running configuration for Fabric Extenders.