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Blue Squares on PCM2.0+

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Blue Squares on PCM2.0+

Hello HP World ;-)

I'm experiencing a very strange problem with Procurve Manager + 2.0
All my devices on the network are correctly discovered, but on the VLAN map appear very strange blue squares between most of the equipments.
I've tried uninstalling & re-installing the software after deleting all the old files, but with no success.

One year ago I've already installed quite the same configuration at another client's & everything worked OK. The only difference is that the at my old client, the VLAN1 (DEFAULT_VLAN) on the switches was used as Default VLAN for the Client PCs. At the new client, the VLAN1 (DEFAULT_VLAN) is not used & the Default VLAN config on all the switches has been changed to VLAN2

As an attachment you can see a display of the network map :-(

Does anyone have an idea???

Thank's
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Mohieddin Kharnoub
Honored Contributor

Re: Blue Squares on PCM2.0+

Hi Jean

Usually the Blue Square indicates to unknown Device (no status available).

If you have a mouse-over any one of these blue squares (or double click) to get access to the device information, you may find out what are these pretty things doing there.

Good Luck!
Science for Everyone
Matt Hobbs
Honored Contributor
Solution

Re: Blue Squares on PCM2.0+

Things like unmanaged switches can show up like that. Maybe media converters too?

I would recommend you update to PCM 2.1 and ensure all devices are at the latest firmware. This will ensure all devices are running LLDP which should help the mapping.

Otherwise if you try 'show cdp n d' and 'show lldp info remote-devices' on the switches, hopefully this will help you identify what's happening.

Re: Blue Squares on PCM2.0+

Thank's Mohieddin

That's what I thought. Actually I still have some old Mini-Hubs on the network. But on the link in the red circle on the last JPG I'm sure there is none as the 2 equipments are linked by a Multimode fiber-optic cable.

Thank's

Re: Blue Squares on PCM2.0+

# show cdp n d
CDP neighbors information

Port : 26
Device ID : 00 15 60 34 df 00
Address Type : IP
Address : 10.31.1.1
Platform : HP J4819A ProCurve Switch 5308xl, revision E.09.22, ROM ...
Capability : Router Switch
Device Port : 42
Version : HP J4819A ProCurve Switch 5308xl, revision E.09.22, ROM ...


# show lldp info remote-device 26
LLDP Remote Device Information Detail

Local Port : 26
ChassisType : mac-address
ChassisId : 00 15 60 34 df 00
PortType : local
PortId : 42
SysName : HPS-RT53001
System Descr : HP J4819A ProCurve Switch 5308xl, revision E.09.22, ROM E...
PortDescr : B16

System Capabilities Supported : bridge, router
System Capabilities Enabled : bridge, router

Remote Management Address
Type : ipv4
Address : 10.31.1.1


ChassisType : local
ChassisId : HPS-RT53001(001560-34d...
PortType : local
PortId : B16
SysName :
System Descr : Revision .09.22 /sw/code/build/alpmo(dex_v09_2)HP 5308xl
PortDescr :

System Capabilities Supported : bridge, router
System Capabilities Enabled : bridge, router

Remote Management Address
Type : ipv4
Address : 10.31.1.1

Thats on the edge switch HPS-26027

Mohieddin Kharnoub
Honored Contributor

Re: Blue Squares on PCM2.0+

I'm with Matt to upgrade your PCM+ to version 2.1, since you have done uninstallation and reinstallation, and i think you will get rid of these blue squares.

And ....
I have a suggestion for you.

Why don't you try the Arena Software, demo version is available at www.sphere.ae

Don;t forget point my dear.

Good Luck!


Science for Everyone

Re: Blue Squares on PCM2.0+

Good!
Version 2.1 solves the problem.
I'll Install it on my Prod server. Hope that my license is OK!

Re: Blue Squares on PCM2.0+

Install Procurve Manager 2.1 instead of 2.0!
aadi
Occasional Visitor

Re: Blue Squares on PCM2.0+


Thats good. I faced same problem and then I started using Arena and I got very good results. For Arena even I dont need to care about CDP/LLDP. Some of my switches using CDP, some LLDP and some not running any discovery protocol. But still I got good result with all the workstations connected to switches.