Eric Stewart: Running Off At The Mouth

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Cat 6500 to Nexus 7K Migration Note: Or, The 6500’s Dirty Little Secret

by on Aug.13, 2015, under Networking, Technology

In which I regale you with a tale involving the salacious behavior of the Catalyst 6500 when compared to the more chaste Nexus 7K line.




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Lessons in Troubleshooting: IPv6, OSPF, and Strange Packet Loss

by on Jul.24, 2015, under Networking, Technology

Attempting (in my scatterbrained manner) to cover all the bases of an interesting issue I encountered recently and failed to fix without assistance. It illustrates why I’m not a CCIE yet, and why, no matter what you see, you shouldn’t assume anything when working through odd issues.







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Nexus 7700 Part VII: TCAM Woes and Solutions, Part 2

by on Jul.24, 2015, under Networking, Technology

A revisit to an earlier post and why what I outlined there was a bad idea. Using Bank Chaining, while allowing you to use more banks for ACLs, has its penalties …







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Nexus 7700 Part VI: vPC Part II: You Can’t Use The Peer-Link For Everything

by on Feb.21, 2015, under Networking, Technology

$JOB doesn’t have as much of a testing environment as one might like to have, so sometimes you discover issues during implementation that, once you resolve them, you can’t go back and pick apart. An issue with the vPC Peer link appears to have prevented one of our 7710’s going into our data center from properly forming an OSPF adjacency with the DR.







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Nexus 7700 Part V: TCAM Woes and Solutions

by on Jan.21, 2015, under Networking, Technology

I get an error message while pasting in some VLAN interfaces:

ERROR: Module 1, 2, 10 returned status: Tcam will be over used, please enable bank chaining and/or turn off atomic update.If bank-chaining is enabled on other modules and this is a new linecard insertion,please enable bank-chaining prior to reloading this module.

Well, this (I think) is what it means, and how I resolved the situation.




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Nexus 7700 Part IV: vPC – Basic Configurations and Annoyances

by on Jan.08, 2015, under Networking, Technology

Having been silent about my Cisco Nexus 7700 work for a while, I come across something that irked me a little bit while trying to configure our 7700 pair to replace the 6500s, involving Virtual Port Channels. So here’s what Virtual Port Channels are and how they basically work, as well as one or two things that you might want to be aware of. So, this may end up getting quite long …







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Nexus 7700 Part III: Breakout Interfaces

by on Jul.15, 2014, under Networking, Technology

It is possible on the Nexus 7700 line, with certain optics, to break out 40Gb (and eventually 100Gb) to 4x10Gb interfaces (no one knows for sure what 100Gb will do – it will either be 8x10Gb or 10x10Gb). In this post I go over how $JOB is doing it (at least with the 40Gb) and what you need to be aware of. I do touch a little bit on the 100Gb breakout future and explain why we were looking to do it.







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Nexus 7700 Part II: Racking a Cisco Nexus 7710

by on Jul.08, 2014, under Networking, Technology

We racked our Nexus 7710 recently. Here’s some of the things you might need to know regarding getting this monster of a chassis into a rack.







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Nexus 7700 Part I: Power and Playing With Supervisors

by on Jun.23, 2014, under Networking, Technology

So we powered on our first to arrive Nexus 7706s (two of them). Here’s some notes so far.







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