Catalyst Supervisor Engine 32 PISA IOS System Message Guide, 12.2ZY
System Message Overview
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System Message Overview

Table Of Contents

System Message Overview

System Message Structure

System Message Example

Using the Error Message Decoder to Search for System Messages

Searching for System Messages in Online Documentation

Terminology

Error Message Traceback Reports


System Message Overview


This publication lists and describes the Cisco IOS system messages for Catalyst 6500 series switches. The system software sends these error messages to the console (and, optionally, to a logging server on another system) during operation. Not all system error messages indicate problems with your system. Some messages are purely informational, while others may help diagnose problems with communications lines, internal hardware, or the system software.

This publication also includes error messages that appear when the system fails.

This chapter contains the following sections:

System Message Structure

System Message Example

Using the Error Message Decoder to Search for System Messages

Searching for System Messages in Online Documentation

Terminology

Error Message Traceback Reports

System Message Structure

System error messages are structured as follows:

%FACILITY-SEVERITY-MNEMONIC: Message-text

FACILITY code

The facility code consists of two or more uppercase letters that indicate the facility to which the message refers. A facility can be a hardware device, a protocol, or a module of the system software. Table 1-1 lists the system facility codes.

Table 1-1 Facility Codes 

Code
Facility

ACE

Allegro Crypto Engine

AFLSEC

Accelerated Flow Logging Security

AP

Authentication Proxy

ATMSPA

ATM Shared Port Adapter

BGP

Border Gateway Protocol

C6K_MPLS_COMMON

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Multiprotocol Label Switching for LAN and WAN

C6K_MPLS_LC

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Multiprotocol Label Switching for Switch Processor or Module

C6K_MPLS_RP

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Multiprotocol Label Switching for LAN

C6K_PLATFORM

General Platform

C6K_POWER

Power

C6K_PROCMIB

Process MIB SP CPU

C6K_WAN_C2W

WAN C2Wire

C6KENV

Environmental

C6KPWR

Power

C7600_SIP200

SPA Interface Processor 200

C7600_SIP200_MP

SIP 200 Multiprocessing

C7600_SIP200_SPIRX

SIP 200 SPI4.2 Bus Ingress Interface

C7600_SIP200_SPITX

SIP 200 SPI4.2 Bus Egress Interface

C7600_SSC400

Services SPA Carrier Card

C7600_SSC600

Services SPA Carrier Card

CAMP

Cooperative Asymmetric Multiprocessing

CAPI

Card Application Program Interface

CAPI_EC

Card/EtherChannel Limitation

CARDMGR

SIP 400 Card Manager (Data Plane)

CBUS

Cisco Bus Controller

CHARLOTTE

Dual OC-3 PoS Port Adapter

CHKPT

Checkpointing

CONST_DIAG

Online Diagnostics

CONST_V6

IP Version 6

CPU_MONITOR

CPU Monitor

CSG

Content Services Gateway

CWAN_ATM

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router WAN ATM Port

CWAN_CHOC_DSX

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router WAN CHOC DSX LC Common

CWAN_HA

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router WAN High Availability

CWANLC

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router WAN Module

CWANLC_ATM

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router WAN Module ATM

CWAN_QINQ

WAN QinQ

CWAN_RP

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router WAN Route Processor Driver

CWAN_SP

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router WAN Switch Processor Driver

CWPA

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router Port Adapter Module

CWRPSPA

Shared Port Adapters on the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router WAN Route Processor

CWSLC

WAN SiByte Module

CWTLC

WAN Optical Services Module

CWTLC_ATOM

Any Transport over MPLS on WAN Optical Services Modules

CWTLC_CHOC

Cyclops Channelized OC48/OC12

CWTLC_CHOCX

Optical Services Module (OSM) Channelized OC12/OC3 Module

CWTLC_GEWAN

Gigabit Ethernet WAN Module

CWTLC_RP

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch and Cisco 7600 Series Router WAN Toaster-based Module Route Processor

DATACORRUPTION

Data corruption

DHCP_SNOOPING

Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol Snooping

DIAG

Online Diagnostics

DOT1X

IEEE 802.1X

EAP

Extensible Authentication Protocol

EARL

Enhanced Address Recognition Logic

EARL_ACL_FPGA

Enhanced Address Recognition Logic ACL Field-Programmable Gate Array

EARL_DRV_API

EARL Driver API

EARL_L2_ASIC

EARL Layer 2 ASIC

EARL_L3_ASIC

EARL Layer 3 ASIC

EARL_NETFLOW

EARL NetFlow

EC

Port Aggregation Protocol, Link Aggregation Control Protocol shim, and EtherChannel

EM

Event Manager

ENT_API

Entity MIB API

ENVM

environmental monitoring

EOBC

Ethernet out-of-band channel

EOS

Eos ASIC

EOU

Extensible Authentication Protocol over UDP

EPLD_STATUS_OPEN

EPLD Programming Status File Data Processing

FABRIC

Fabric

FIB

Forwarding Information Base

FILESYS

File system

FM

Feature Manager

FMCORE

Core Feature Manager

FM_EARL6

EARL 6 Feature Manager

FM_EARL7

EARL 7 Feature Manager

FPM

Flexible Packet Matching

FTTM

Full Ternary TCAM Manager

HA_EM

Embedded Event Manager

HYPERION

Hyperion ASIC

IDBMAN

Interface Descriptor Block Manager

IP_DEVICE_TRACKING

IP Device Tracking

IPC

InterProcessor Communication

IPFAST

IP Fast Switching

IPNAT

IP Network Address Translation

IPV6

IP Version 6

IP_VRF

IP VPN Routing/Forwarding Instance Common Errors

IXP_MAP

ESF Network Processor Client Mapper

KEYMAN

Key String Encryption

L2

Layer 2

L2_AGING

Layer 2 Aging

L2_APPL

Layer 2 Application

L3MM

Layer 3 Mobility Manager

LINK

Data link

MAC_LIMIT

MAC Limit Feature

MAC_MOVE

MAC Move Notification Feature

MCAST

Layer 2 Multicast Log

MCAST_MQC

Multicast Modular Quality of Service CLI

MDT

Multicast Distribution Tree

MFIB_CONST_RP

Multicast Forwarding Information Base Route Processor

MISTRAL

Mistral ASIC

MLS_ACL_COMMON

Multilayer Switching ACL

MLSCEF

Multilayer Switching Cisco Express Forwarding

MLSM

Multicast Distributed Shortcut Switching/Multilayer Switching for Multicast

MLS_RATE

Multilayer Switching Rate Limit

MLS_STAT

Multilayer Switching Statistics

MMLS

Multicast Multilayer Switching

MMLS_RATE

Multicast Multilayer Switching Rate Limit

MRIB_PROXY

Multicast Routing Information Base Proxy

MROUTE

Multicast Routing

MSFC2

Multilayer Switch Feature Card 2

NBAR

Network-based Application Recognition

NETFLOW_AGGREGATION

NetFlow Aggregation

NETWORK_RF_API

Network Redundancy Feature API

OIR

Online Insertion and Removal

ONLINE

Download Processor

OSM_MULTILINK

Optical Services Module Distributed Multilink

OSPF

Open Shortest Path First

PBI_OPEN

Programmable Binary File Data Processing

PF_ASIC

Protocol filtering ASIC

PFINIT

Platform Initialization

PFREDUN

Platform Redundancy

PIMSN

Protocol Independent Multicast Snooping

PISA

Programmable Intelligent Services Accelerator

PISAL2M

PISA Layer 2 Module

PM

Port Manager

PM_SCP

Port Manager Switch-Module Configuration Protocol

POSLC

Packet over SONET Module

QM

Quality of Service Management

R4K_MP

Central Processing Unit

REGISTRY

Registry

RF

Redundancy Feature

RPC

Remote Procedure Call

RPF

Reverse Path Forwarding

RP_MLP

Route Processor Multilink Point-to-Point Protocol

RUNCFGSYNC

Auto-Running Configuration Synchronization

SBFIFO

MAC FIFO Controller

SCP

Switch Module Configuration Protocol

SFF8472

Optical Transceiver Diagnostic Monitoring

SIBYTE_ION

Sibyte Ion

SIP400

SPA Interface Processor 400

SIP600

SPA Interface Processor 600

SIP600_PARSING_ENGINE

SPA Interface Processor 600 Parsing Engine

SIP600_QOS

SPA Interface Processor 600 Quality of Service

SIPSPA

SPA on GSR line cards

SMSC_RP

Route Processor for Short Message Service Centers

SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol

SPA_CHOC_DSX

Common Channelized Shared Port Adapter

SPA_T3E3

T3E3

SPAN

Switched Port Analyzer

SPANTREE

Spanning Tree

SPLITVLANM

Split VLAN Manager

SSA

Super Santa Ana ASIC

SSP

State Synchronization Protocol Manager

STAPL

Standard Test and Programming Language

SVCLC

Service line card

SW_VLAN

VLAN Manager

SYS

Operating system

SYS_CONTROLLER

System Controller

SYSMGR

System Manager

TCP

Transmission Control Protocol

TFIB

Tag Forwarding Information Base

TRANGE

Time-range

TRANSCEIVER

Transceiver

UNICAST_FLOOD

Unicast Flooding

URLF

URL Filtering

VPN_HW

VPN Hardware Accelerator for IPSec

VPNSM

Virtual Private Network Services Module

VPNSMIOS

VPNSM Crypto Connection

VSEC

VACL Logging

WCCP

Web Cache Communication Protocol

WiSM

Wireless Service Module


SEVERITY level

The severity level is a single-digit code from 0 to 7 that reflects the severity of the condition. The lower the number, the more serious the situation. Table 1-2 lists the message severity levels.

Table 1-2 Message Severity Levels 

Severity Level
Description

0 - emergency

System is unusable

1 - alert

Immediate action required

2 - critical

Critical condition

3 - error

Error condition

4 - warning

Warning condition

5 - notification

Normal but significant condition

6 - informational

Informational message only

7 - debugging

Message that appears during debugging only


MNEMONIC code

The MNEMONIC code uniquely identifies the error message.

Message-text

Message-text is a text string that describes the condition. The text string sometimes contains detailed information about the event, including terminal port numbers, network addresses, or addresses that correspond to locations in the system memory address space. Because variable fields change from message to message, they are represented here by short strings enclosed in square brackets ([ ]). A decimal number, for example, is represented as [dec]. Table 1-3 lists the variable fields in messages.

Table 1-3 Representation of Variable Fields in Messages

Representation
Type of Information

[chars] or [char]

Character string

[dec]

Decimal

[hex]

Hexadecimal integer

[int]

Integer

[num]

Number


System Message Example

The following is an example of a system error message:

%LINK-2-BADVCALL: Interface [chars], undefined entry point

LINK is the facility code.

2 is the severity level.

BADVCALL is the mnemonic code.

"Interface [chars], undefined entry point" is the message text.

Some messages also indicate where the system condition occurred. These messages are structured as follows:

%FACILITY-SOURCE-SEVERITY-MNEMONIC: Message-text

SOURCE indicates the location of the condition. Examples of SOURCE are SP, which indicates that the condition occurred in the switch processor, or DFC5, which indicates that the condition occurred in the Distributed Forwarding Card on the module in slot 5.

Using the Error Message Decoder to Search for System Messages

The Error Message Decoder (EMD) is a tool that will help you to research and resolve error messages for Cisco software. EMD helps you to understand the meaning of the error messages that display on the console of Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls.

To use the EMD, copy the message that appears on the console or in the system log, paste it into the window, and press the Submit button. You will automatically receive an Explanation, Recommended Action, and, if available, any related documentation for that message.

The EMD is located here:

http://www.cisco.com/cgi-bin/Support/Errordecoder/index.cgi?locale=en

Searching for System Messages in Online Documentation

To search for messages in online documentation, use the search function of your browser by copying and pasting the message that appears on the console or in the system log.

Some messages that appear on the console or in the system log indicate where the system condition occurred. These messages are structured as follows:

%FACILITY-SOURCE-SEVERITY-MNEMONIC: Message-text

SOURCE indicates the location of the condition. Examples of SOURCE are SP, which indicates that the condition occurred in the switch processor, or DFC5, which indicates that the condition occurred in the Distributed Forwarding Card on the module in slot 5.

If you search for the explanation and recommended action of a message that contains a SOURCE, remove the SOURCE from the text first, and then search for the message in the documentation.

For example, instead of searching the documentation for the message C6KPWR-SP-4-DISABLED, remove the SOURCE identifier and search for the message C6KPWR-4-DISABLED.

Terminology

In this publication, the terms "module" and "line card" both refer to a switch module.

Error Message Traceback Reports

Some messages describe internal errors and contain traceback information. This information is very important and should be included when you report a problem to your technical support representative.

The following sample message includes traceback information:

-Process = "Exec", level = 0, pid = 17

-Traceback = 1A82 1AB4 6378 A072 1054 1860