F5/Cisco catalyst configuration question

Darren Bolding darren at bolding.org
Wed Aug 19 19:58:04 CDT 2009


What model BIG-IP?
On some models I have had to set the BIG-IP's or the 6500 (can't remember
which) to specified speed/duplex and the other side to auto.

I believe it was auto on the BIG-IP and fixed on the 6500.

Setting both sides the same did not work.

On Wed, Aug 19, 2009 at 10:41 AM, Christopher Greves <
Christopher.Greves at mindspark.com> wrote:

> Scott,
>
> We've had issues in the past with IOS 6500's auto-negotiating uplink ports
> with an LTM into ISL Trunk mode. This only occurred when we had the port on
> the LTM configured as a tagged interface. It was easily solved by forcing
> the port on the 6500 into dot1q encapsulation. I'm not sure this necessarily
> explains why you aren't seeing a link light on the LTM though. I can't
> remember what the interface status was on both sides. This does correlate to
> why it's working on the 2950's as they don't support ISL and would likely
> negotiate into dot1q.
>
> Chris
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Spencer [mailto:scott at dwc-computer.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 19, 2009 1:13 PM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: F5/Cisco catalyst configuration question
>
> Trying to link an F5 Local Traffic Manager with a Cisco Catalyst 6500 ,
> have
> matched ports (speed,duplex ect..) but no link light at all on the F5. Does
> link with a Cisco 2950 switch in between but I need a direct connection
> with
> the 6500.
>
> Any suggestions what to try?
>
> Best regards,
>
> Scott Spencer
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