I have an MFSYS25 chassis with dual network switches in it. I am trying to disable the interconnect port between the two switches (port 10G.XC) but I cannot get it to disable. When I try to set the Admin Status of the port to Down on either switch, it immediately goes back to Up when I hit apply. Saving the changes and resetting the switches has made no difference. The same happens when I try to set port 10G.SC to be administratively down too. I am running firmware version 220.127.116.1120307.34729. Any help would be most appreciated.
When we do this one of the servers lose connection. Is there any kind of best practice to follow when you have two switches as far as setting up the external ports and which one should be cabled to our network switch? We currently have two switches in the device and two servers. We have setup the unit with Admin link up and down, a cable running to our network switch from both modular switches and have tried only from SWM1. In ever configuration SWM1 goes down at least once or twice a day. Is there something we are missing? Thanks again for the help.
It always depends on the configuration that you want to have. You may just have one cable from one of the switches to your external switch.
I would like to share some useful links in relation to the Ethernet Switch Module.
- http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/mfsys25/sb/CS-028603.htm FAQs About the Intel® Gigabit Ethernet Switch AXXSW1GB
- http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-031684.htm Common configurations and definitions for the Ethernet Switch Module
- http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-031599.htm How to create and use VLANs on the Intel® Modular Server
- http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/server/sb/CS-031681.htm Creating a multi-port trunk with an external switch
I believe that you have seen most of the information listed on these documents but I wanted you to have them handy just in case.
Do the logs of the unit provide any details when this occurs?
I would recommend contacting our http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/contactsupport Customer Support Group for further investigation of this issue.