I've got a 7750 as my core router and 1GB connections to 9 sites with 7450 routers. 7 of the connections work and 2 do not. As far as I can tell, the configs are all the same (other than IP addresses) but all four of the ports show as down with port states Blocking. STP is disabled on all four ports. If I disable and then enable the ports, they go down immediately. As far as I know, the AT&T links between the sites are all good. Suggestions?
I have had several customers that had to get AT&T to change the port settings on their Canoga Perkins box to 1g-Full to get them to work with the ICX-7750 as the CG would not auto-negotiate correctly. Other than that, if the port is state down, it is most likely a Layer 1 issue.
Thanks. Yes to fiber, all ports set to 1000-full, and this is the type of AT&T circuit that's functionally point to point with no AT&T switching in the middle (the reality is that there's at least a Ciena 6500 between the two routers) so they have no ports to configure.
I understand what you're saying about layer 1 but we had four of these circuits completed recently and none of them worked at first but with some AT&T testing and some reconfiguration and some luck of the gods, two of them came up and I'm not really sure how that happened so I keep thinking there's some tweaking I can do to bring these last two up. Plus we ordered our equipment to spec so there are no switches, sfps or fiber cables to swap out. And AT&T says all their stuff is fine.
Yeah I just mean temporarily - take one of the 7 sets of SFPs and fiber patches that is working and test them on the links that don't work to see if it's possibly bad SFPs or fiber. Typically when I see this type of issue, it's a layer 1 problem