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  • 1.  MAC address has changed

    Posted 03-04-2015 16:03
    Hello all,

    I am constantly receiving in the log of a CORE-SWITCH S4 this log:

    <165>Mar 4 10:26:52 172.16.50.17 RtrArpProc[4]MAC address for 172.16.50.118 has changed from 00-0b-ab-55-a5-1e to 00-0b-ab-55-cb-d4 [ARP rcvd on: ge.4.17]<165>Mar 4 10:37:32 172.16.50.17 RtrArpProc[4]MAC address for 172.16.50.118 has changed from 00-0b-ab-55-a5-1e to 00-0b-ab-55-cb-d4 [ARP rcvd on: ge.4.17]
    <165>Mar 4 10:41:49 172.16.50.17 RtrArpProc[4]MAC address for 172.16.50.118 has changed from 00-0b-ab-55-a5-1e to 00-0b-ab-55-cb-d4 [ARP rcvd on: ge.4.17]
    <165>Mar 4 10:43:56 172.16.50.17 RtrArpProc[4]MAC address for 172.16.50.118 has changed from 00-0b-ab-55-a5-1e to 00-0b-ab-55-cb-d4 [ARP rcvd on: ge.4.17]
    <165>Mar 4 10:48:13 172.16.50.17 RtrArpProc[4]MAC address for 172.16.50.118 has changed from 00-0b-ab-55-a5-1e to 00-0b-ab-55-cb-d4 [ARP rcvd on: ge.4.17]

    checking the MAC Address I learned which port are they:

    SWS4.CORE1(rw)->sh mac address 00-0b-ab-55-a5-1e
    MAC Address FID Port Type Status
    ----------------- ---- ------------- ------- -------
    00-0B-AB-55-A5-1E 40 tg.3.101 learned
    00-0B-AB-55-A5-1E 60 tg.3.101 learned

    SWS4.CORE1(rw)->sh mac address 00-0b-ab-55-cb-d4

    MAC Address FID Port Type Status
    ----------------- ---- ------------- ------- -------
    00-0B-AB-55-CB-D4 40 ge.4.17 learned

    SWS4.CORE1(rw)->sh arp
    FLAGS: U = Unresolved S = Static
    L = Local V = VRRP
    * = Stale B = Best Guess Interface

    IP Address Hardware Address Flg Age Updated Interface Port
    --------------- ----------------- --- ---------- ------- ----------- --------
    172.16.50.113 00-0b-ab-55-cb-d4 30d16h35m 0m vlan.0.40 ge.4.17
    172.16.50.114 00-0b-ab-55-a5-1e 30d16h35m 0m vlan.0.40 tg.3.101
    172.16.50.118 00-0b-ab-55-a5-1e 30d15h18m 0m vlan.0.40 tg.3.101

    172.16.50.118 ---> tg.3.101

    172.16.50.113 ---> ge.4.17

    checking the status of those ports, I noticed that are both as "up":

    SWS4.CORE1(rw)->sh port status
    Port Alias Oper Admin Speed Duplex Type
    (truncated) Status Status (bps)
    ------------ ---------------- -------- ------- ------ ------- ------------------
    tg.3.101 INTER_S4_10G up up 10.0G full 10g-c03 other
    ge.4.17 DataPowerSOA1_IP up up 1.0G full 1000-t rj45

    So, my question is: are there in some kind of loop?
    I understand that a port with spanning tree (or equivalent) is when a port is in state "dormant", isn't it?

    How can I solve this situation about this log message?

    Thanks in advance.

    Manuel.



  • 2.  RE: MAC address has changed

    Posted 03-04-2015 18:11
    Probably it is not a loop, but a duplicate IP address.

    Port state "dormant" means the port is part of a logical link, e.g. a link aggregation.


  • 3.  RE: MAC address has changed

    Posted 03-05-2015 11:35
    Is it possible that the IP address is coming across an Uplink port, and the switch is swapping the MAC address for forwarding purposes?


  • 4.  RE: MAC address has changed

    Posted 03-05-2015 13:22
    what are these devices? cluster? floating virtual ip?