cisco-nsp at itpro
Aug 10, 2012, 3:32 PM
Post #5 of 11
When troubleshooting a layer 2 service checking what mac addresses can
seen seen from the customer has been very useful. Previously with a
switched access we could look at the mac addresses on the access
switch. With MPLS to the edge I haven't found anyway to be able to
verify customer mac addresses. I was hopeful EPC may have been an
option after looking at the release notes I previously referenced.
Using a ME3600X for MPLS to the edge a layer 2 handoff may look
something like the following
description Customer A
switchport mode trunk
no cdp enable
service instance 666 ethernet
encapsulation dot1q 666
rewrite ingress tag pop 1 symmetric
xconnect 22.214.171.124 666 encapsulation mpls
With a switched access there would be similar config as the above on the
PE but a switch (ACCESS) with vlan 666 between the PE and the customer.
Checking what mac addresses are seen from the customer is as easy as
"show mac address-table dynamic vlan 666" or "show mac address-table
dynamic interface GigabitEthernet 0/1"
With MPLS to the edge it is great the provider doesn't have to worry
about keeping mac address tables etc - much more scalable, but it would
be handy if there was an easy way to "peek" to help with
troubleshooting, as it generally indicates if the problem lies with the
customer or provider.
On 11/Aug/2012 3:53 a.m., Waris Sagheer (waris) wrote:
> Hi Ivan,
> How do you want to verify the mac address? Can you send me configuration example on access layer switch?
> Also, what is the current configuration on ME3600X?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ivan [mailto:cisco-nsp [at] itpro]
> Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 3:27 AM
> To: Waris Sagheer (waris)
> Cc: cisco-nsp [at] puck
> Subject: Re: [c-nsp] ME3600X Embedded Packet Capture
> Hi Waris,
> I had come across that bug referring to EPC in "Release Notes for the Cisco ME 3800X and ME 3600X Switch" - http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/metro/me3600x_3800x/software/release/15.1_2_ey/release/notes/ol25360.html
> and had hoped that the feature was available. I wasn't able to find any other documentation thus my question to the list.
> What I am really looking for is a possible way to verify any seen mac addresses on a customer EVC xconnect when running MPLS to the edge for troubleshooting. This was quite easy and useful with a switched access layer. I don't really want to xconnect on vlans and bridge to EVCs (not sure that is possible on the ME3600X platform)
> On 10/Aug/2012 8:09 p.m., Waris Sagheer (waris) wrote:
>> Which packet capture you are referring to on ME3600X?
>> There is no support of embedded packet capture on ME3600X.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: cisco-nsp-bounces [at] puck
>> [mailto:cisco-nsp-bounces [at] puck] On Behalf Of Ivan
>> Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2012 10:35 PM
>> To: cisco-nsp [at] puck
>> Subject: [c-nsp] ME3600X Embedded Packet Capture
>> Has anyone used Embedded Packet Capture on the ME3600X successfully? If so are their any gotchas to be weary of?
>> The only things that come up when I search for this is CSCtq11526 Embedded Packet Capture stops BFD neighbor adjacency, but have been unable to find details of what packets can be captured - hardware v cpu etc. Any documentation pointers would be appreciated.
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