Catalyst 6500 Release 12.2SX Software Configuration Guide
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Table Of Contents

Product Overview

Supervisor Engine Memory Devices and Ports

Understanding Supervisor Engine 720-10GE Memory Devices and Ports

Supervisor Engine 720-10GE Flash Memory Devices

Supervisor Engine 720-10GE Ports

Understanding Supervisor Engine 720 Memory Devices and Ports

Supervisor Engine 720 Flash Memory Devices

Configuring Supervisor Engine 720 Ports

Understanding Supervisor Engine 32 Memory Devices and Ports

Supervisor Engine 32 Flash Memory Devices

Supervisor Engine 32 Ports

Understanding ME6500 Flash Memory Devices and Ports

ME6500 Flash Memory Devices

ME6500 Ports

User Interfaces

Module Status Monitoring

Software Features Supported in Hardware by the PFC and DFC


Product Overview


This chapter consists of these sections:

Supervisor Engine Memory Devices and Ports

User Interfaces

Module Status Monitoring

Software Features Supported in Hardware by the PFC and DFC


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Supervisor Engine Memory Devices and Ports

For complete information about the chassis, modules, and software features supported by Cisco IOS Release 12.2SX, see the Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 12.2SX:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/ios/12.2SX/release/notes/ol_14271.html

These sections describe the ports and flash memory devices on the supervisor engines:

Understanding Supervisor Engine 720-10GE Memory Devices and Ports

Understanding Supervisor Engine 720 Memory Devices and Ports

Understanding Supervisor Engine 32 Memory Devices and Ports

Understanding ME6500 Flash Memory Devices and Ports

Understanding Supervisor Engine 720-10GE Memory Devices and Ports

These sections describe the Supervisor Engine 720-10GE memory devices and ports:

Supervisor Engine 720-10GE Flash Memory Devices

Supervisor Engine 720-10GE Ports

Supervisor Engine 720-10GE Flash Memory Devices

The Supervisor Engine 720-10GE has these flash memory devices:

disk0: (active) and slavedisk0: (standby):

External CompactFlash Type II slots

For CompactFlash Type II flash PC cards sold by Cisco Systems, Inc.

sup-bootdisk: (active) and slavesup-bootdisk: (standby):

Switch processor (SP) 1-GB internal CompactFlash flash memory

From SP ROMMON, it is bootdisk:

Not accessible from route processor (RP) ROMMON

bootflash: (active) and slave-bootflash: (standby):

RP 64-MB internal flash memory

Not accessible from SP ROMMON

Supervisor Engine 720-10GE Ports

The Supervisor Engine 720-10GE has these ports:

Console port—EIA/TIA-232 (RS-232) port

Ports 1 and 2

Gigabit Ethernet SFP (fiber or 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45)

Fast Ethernet SFP

Port 3—10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45

Ports 4 and 5—10-Gigabit Ethernet X2


Note The 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports and the 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports have the same QoS port architecture (2q4t/1p3q4t) unless you disable the 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports with the mls qos 10g-only global configuration command. With the 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports disabled, the QoS port architecture of the 10-Gigabit Ethernet ports is 8q4t/1p7q4t.


See the "Configuring Optional Interface Features" section for information about configuring the ports.

Understanding Supervisor Engine 720 Memory Devices and Ports

These sections describe the Supervisor Engine 720 memory devices and ports:

Supervisor Engine 720 Flash Memory Devices

Configuring Supervisor Engine 720 Ports

Supervisor Engine 720 Flash Memory Devices

The Supervisor Engine 720 has these flash memory devices:

disk0: and disk1: (active) and slavedisk0: and slavedisk1: (standby):

External CompactFlash Type II slots

For CompactFlash Type II flash PC cards sold by Cisco Systems, Inc.

sup-bootflash: (active) and slavesup-bootflash: (standby):

Switch processor (SP) 64-MB internal flash memory

From SP ROMMON, it is bootflash:

Not accessible from route processor (RP) ROMMON

With WS-CF-UPG=, sup-bootdisk: (active) and slavesup-bootflash: (standby):

SP 512-MB internal CompactFlash flash memory

From SP ROMMON, it is bootdisk:

Not accessible from RP ROMMON

See this publication for more information:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst6500/hardware/Config_Notes/78_17277.html

bootflash: (active) and slave-bootflash: (standby):

RP 64-MB internal flash memory

Not accessible from SP ROMMON

Configuring Supervisor Engine 720 Ports

The Supervisor Engine 720 has these ports:

Port 1—Small form-factor pluggable (SFP); no unique configuration options.

Port 2— RJ-45 connector and an SFP connector (default). To use the RJ-45 connector, you must change the configuration.

To configure port 2 on a Supervisor Engine 720 to use either the RJ-45 connector or the SFP connector, perform this task:

 
Command
Purpose

Step 1 

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet slot/2

Selects the Ethernet port to be configured.

Step 2 

Router(config-if)# media-type {rj45 | sfp}

Selects the connector to use.

This example shows how to configure port 2 on a Supervisor Engine 720 in slot 5 to use the RJ-45 connector:

Router(config)# interface gigabitethernet 5/2
Router(config-if)# media-type rj45
 
   

See the "Configuring Optional Interface Features" section for more information about configuring the ports.

Understanding Supervisor Engine 32 Memory Devices and Ports

These sections describe the Supervisor Engine 32 memory devices and ports:

Supervisor Engine 32 Flash Memory Devices

Supervisor Engine 32 Ports


Note Supervisor Engine 32 does not support switch fabric connectivity.


Supervisor Engine 32 Flash Memory Devices

The Supervisor Engine 32 has these flash memory devices:

disk0: (active) and slavedisk0: (standby):

External CompactFlash Type II slots

For CompactFlash Type II flash PC cards sold by Cisco Systems, Inc.

sup-bootdisk: (active) and slavesup-bootflash: (standby):

Switch processor (SP) 256-MB internal CompactFlash flash memory

From SP ROMMON, it is bootdisk:

Not accessible from route processor (RP) ROMMON

bootflash: (active) and slave-bootflash: (standby):

RP 64-MB internal flash memory

Not accessible from SP ROMMON

Supervisor Engine 32 Ports

The Supervisor Engine 32 has these ports:

Console port—EIA/TIA-232 (RS-232) port

Two Universal Serial Bus (USB) 2.0 ports—Not currently enabled

WS-SUP32-GE-3B:

Ports 1 through 8—Small form-factor pluggable (SFP)

Port 9—10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45

WS-SUP32-10GE:

Ports 1 and 2—10-Gigabit Ethernet XENPAK

Port 3—10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45

See the "Configuring Optional Interface Features" section for information about configuring the ports.

Understanding ME6500 Flash Memory Devices and Ports

These sections describe the Cisco ME6500 series Ethernet switch memory devices and ports:

ME6500 Flash Memory Devices

ME6500 Ports

ME6500 Flash Memory Devices

The ME6500 has these flash memory devices:

disk0:

One external CompactFlash Type II slot

Supports CompactFlash Type II flash PC cards

sup-bootflash:

Switch processor (SP) 128 MB internal CompactFlash flash memory

From SP ROMMON, it is bootflash:

Not accessible from route processor (RP) ROMMON

bootflash:

RP 64-MB internal flash memory

Not accessible from SP ROMMON

ME6500 Ports

The ME6500 has these ports:

ME-C6524GS-8S and ME-C6524GT-8S

Ports 25-32: Gigabit Ethernet SFP

Requires Gigabit Ethernet SFPs

ME-C6524GS-8S

Ports 1-24: Gigabit Ethernet SFP

Requires Gigabit Ethernet SFPs

ME-C6524GT-8S—Ports 1-24: 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ-45 Ethernet ports

User Interfaces

Release 12.2SX supports configuration using the following interfaces:

CLI—See Chapter 2 "Command-Line Interfaces."

SNMP—See the Release 12.2 IOS Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide and Command Reference at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2/configfun/configuration/guide/ffun_c.html

Cisco IOS web browser interface—See "Using the Cisco Web Browser" in the IOS Configuration Fundamentals Configuration Guide at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2/configfun/configuration/guide/fcf005.html

Module Status Monitoring

The supervisor engine polls the installed modules with Switch Communication Protocol (SCP) messages to monitor module status.

The SCP sends a message every two seconds to each module. Module nonresponse after 3 messages (6 seconds) is classified as a failure. CPU_MONITOR system messages are sent every 30 seconds. After 25 sequential failures (150 seconds), the supervisor engine power cycles the module and sends a CPU_MONITOR TIMED_OUT system message and OIR PWRCYCLE system messages.

Software Features Supported in Hardware by the PFC and DFC

The PFC3 and DFC3 provide hardware support for these Cisco IOS software features:

Access Control Lists (ACLs) for Layer 3 ports and VLAN interfaces:

Permit and deny actions of input and output standard and extended ACLs


Note Flows that require ACL logging are processed in software on the route processor (RP).


Except on MPLS interfaces, reflexive ACL flows after the first packet in a session is processed in software on the RP

Dynamic ACL flows


Note Idle timeout is processed in software on the RP.


For more information about PFC and DFC support for ACLs, see Chapter 49 "Understanding Cisco IOS ACL Support."

For complete information about configuring ACLs, see the Cisco IOS Security Configuration Guide, Release 12.2, "Traffic Filtering and Firewalls," at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2/security/configuration/guide/scfacls.html

Bidirectional Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) in hardware—See "Understanding IPv4 Bidirectional PIM" section.

IPv4 Multicast over point-to-point generic route encapsulation (GRE) Tunnels—See the publication at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2/interface/configuration/guide/icflogin.html

Multiple-path Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding (RPF) Check—To configure Unicast RPF Check, see the "Configuring Unicast Reverse Path Forwarding Check" section.

Except on MPLS interfaces, Network Address Translation (NAT) for IPv4 unicast and multicast traffic.

Note the following information about hardware-assisted NAT:

NAT of UDP traffic is not supported in PFC3A mode.

The PFC3 does not support NAT of multicast traffic.

The PFC3 does not support NAT configured with a route-map that specifies length.

When you configure NAT and NDE on an interface, the PFC3 sends all traffic in fragmented packets to the RP to be processed in software. (CSCdz51590)

To configure NAT, see the Cisco IOS IP Configuration Guide, Release 12.2, "IP Addressing and Services," "Configuring IP Addressing," "Configuring Network Address Translation," at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2/ip/configuration/guide/1cfipadr.html

To prevent a significant volume of NAT traffic from being sent to the RP, due to either a DoS attack or a misconfiguration, enter the mls rate-limit unicast acl {ingress | egress} command described at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/security/command/reference/sec_m2.html#mls_rate-limit_unicast_acl

(CSCea23296)

NetFlow Aggregation—See this URL:

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

Policy-based routing (PBR) for route-map sequences that use the match ip address, set ip next-hop, and ip default next-hop PBR keywords.

To configure PBR, see the Cisco IOS Quality of Service Solutions Configuration Guide, Release 12.2, "Classification," "Configuring Policy-Based Routing," at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2/qos/configuration/guide/qcfpbr_ps1835_TSD_Products_Configuration_Guide_Chapter.html


Note If the RP address falls within the range of a PBR ACL, traffic addressed to the RP is policy routed in hardware instead of being forwarded to the RP. To prevent policy routing of traffic addressed to the RP, configure PBR ACLs to deny traffic addressed to the RP.


Except on MPLS interfaces, TCP intercept—To configure TCP intercept, see the "Configuring TCP Intercept" section.


Note The PFC3 does not provide hardware acceleration for tunnels configured with the tunnel key command.


GRE Tunneling and IP in IP Tunneling—The PFC3 and DFC3s support the following tunnel commands:

tunnel destination

tunnel mode gre

tunnel mode ipip

tunnel source

tunnel ttl

tunnel tos

Other supported types of tunneling run in software on the RP.

The tunnel ttl command (default 255) sets the TTL of encapsulated packets.

The tunnel tos command, if present, sets the ToS byte of a packet when it is encapsulated. If the tunnel tos command is not present and QoS is not enabled, the ToS byte of a packet sets the ToS byte of the packet when it is encapsulated. If the tunnel tos command is not present and QoS is enabled, the ToS byte of a packet as modified by PFC QoS sets the ToS byte of the packet when it is encapsulated.

To configure GRE Tunneling and IP in IP Tunneling, see these publications:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2/interface/configuration/guide/icflogin.html

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_2/interface/command/reference/irfshoip.html

To configure the tunnel tos and tunnel ttl commands, see this publication for more information:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/ios/12_0s/feature/guide/12s_tos.html

Note the following information about tunnels:

Each hardware-assisted tunnel must have a unique source. Hardware-assisted tunnels cannot share a source even if the destinations are different. Use secondary addresses on loopback interfaces or create multiple loopback interfaces. Failure to use unique source addresses may result in control plane failures when software path congestion occurs. (CSCdy72539)

Each tunnel interface uses one internal VLAN.

Each tunnel interface uses one additional router MAC address entry per router MAC address.

The PFC3A does not support any PFC QoS features on tunnel interfaces.

Other PFC versions support PFC QoS features on tunnel interfaces.

The RP supports tunnels configured with egress features on the tunnel interface. Examples of egress features are output Cisco IOS ACLs, NAT (for inside to outside translation), TCP intercept, and encryption.

VLAN ACLs (VACLs)—To configure VACLs, see Chapter 51 "Configuring Port ACLs and VLAN ACLs."