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Invalid source MAC address errors on Switch side, source identified as rp8400 MP console

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Anil
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Invalid source MAC address errors on Switch side, source identified as rp8400 MP console

Hi All,

My network team is complaining that they get following errors on switch side, and they identified the source as MP console of one RP 8400 server.

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Oct 18 01:41:34: %C4K_L2MAN-6-INVALIDSOURCEADDRESSPACKET: (Suppressed 12 times)Packet received with invalid source MAC address (00:00:00:00:00:00) on port Gi2/8 in vlan 4
Oct 18 07:42:36: %C4K_L2MAN-6-INVALIDSOURCEADDRESSPACKET: (Suppressed 13 times)Packet received with invalid source MAC address (00:00:00:00:00:00) on port Gi2/8 in vlan 4
Oct 18 13:42:42: %C4K_L2MAN-6-INVALIDSOURCEADDRESSPACKET: (Suppressed 13 times)Packet received with invalid source MAC address (00:00:00:00:00:00) on port Gi2/8 in vlan 4
Oct 18 20:42:25: %C4K_L2MAN-6-INVALIDSOURCEADDRESSPACKET: (Suppressed 27 times)Packet received with invalid source MAC address (00:00:00:00:00:00) on port Gi2/8 in vlan 4
Oct 19 02:42:30: %C4K_L2MAN-6-INVALIDSOURCEADDRESSPACKET: (Suppressed 13 times)Packet received with invalid source MAC address (00:00:00:00:00:00) on port Gi2/8 in vlan 4
Oct 19 09:40:36: %C4K_L2MAN-6-INVALIDSOURCEADDRESSPACKET: (Suppressed 14 times)Packet received with invalid source MAC address (00:00:00:00:00:00) on port Gi2/8 in vlan 4
Oct 19 15:42:16: %C4K_L2MAN-6-INVALIDSOURCEADDRESSPACKET: (Suppressed 13 times)Packet received with invalid source MAC address (00:00:00:00:00:00) on port Gi2/8 in vlan 4
Oct 19 21:42:35: %C4K_L2MAN-6-INVALIDSOURCEADDRESSPACKET: (Suppressed 36 times)Packet received with invalid source MAC address (00:00:00:00:00:00) on port Gi2/8 in vlan 4
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I don't see any errors in MP network settings-

MP:CM> ls

Current configuration of MP LAN interface
MAC address : 00:00:00:00:00:00
IP address : 10.40.4.216 (0x0a2804d8)
Hostname : hubpux01-mp
Subnet mask : 255.255.255.0 (0xffffff00)
Gateway : 10.40.4.1 (0x0a280401)
Status : UP and RUNNING
AutoNegotiate : Enabled
Data Rate : 100 Mb/s
Duplex : Half
Error Count : 0
Last Error : none

MP:CM>


Do you have any clues, what is causing those errors.

Thanks in advance,
Anil
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johnsonpk
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Re: Invalid source MAC address errors on Switch side, source identified as rp8400 MP console

Hi Anil,

>>>Current configuration of MP LAN interface
MAC address : 00:00:00:00:00:00
IP address : 10.40.4.216 (0x0a2804d8)

yes your MAC address is invalid

Check with HP for resetting it to valid one if you have support contract

Regards!
Johnson