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HP ProCurves throwing out RX errors on all ports

forums712
Occasional Contributor

HP ProCurves throwing out RX errors on all ports

Hello:

 

I have a network with 3 HP ProCurve 1800, 1 HP Procurve 2824, and 1 HP Procurve 2810. The 2824 and 2810 are connected together via a 4 ports in a dynamic LACP trunk group. After noticing some slowness on the network during certain times of the day as well as some users PC's getting bogged down accessing network resources I checked the status of the switches and almost all of them after checking each port that had PC's/servers connected to them were spitting out Rx errors but no Tx errors. Anyone have any suggestions on what the issue may be and where to start? Anyone suggest and free network tools that can find out what the problem is? Any kind of HP tool I can use? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks,

 

Jimmy K

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Vince_Whirlwind
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP ProCurves throwing out RX errors on all ports

Firstly, it has always been my opinion that if you have a design that calls for X, then don't rely on any dynamic process to deliver X, instead, explicitly configure X.

 

In this case, configure your 4 ports explicitly as a trunk group. Whether you configure it to do LACP or not is fine.

 

Having said that - we need to see a "show interface" to see what kind of errors you are talking about.

RX errors would most often be seen if you have misconfigured switchports. Or possibly really bad cabling, but that is less likely.

 

So show us a sample of your switchport config as well.

Vince_Whirlwind
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP ProCurves throwing out RX errors on all ports

Of course, the RX errors could be caused by your switches being busy forwarding other traffic and not accepting anymore - which would be broadcast storm.

 

Show us your spanning-tree config on each switch.

 

Also, do a "show lldp inf rem" on each switch and show us that so we get an idea of your topology.

forums712
Occasional Contributor

Re: HP ProCurves throwing out RX errors on all ports

Thanks vince for your response. I will get you the configs but how do i get you a config for the 1800's? Also, I inherited this client and the port group was already LACP. Should i change that? I dont have any experience with HP trunk groups and that is how it was setup prior to me. Thanks,

 

Jimmy

forums712
Occasional Contributor

Re: HP ProCurves throwing out RX errors on all ports

Here is a show interfaces from the 2824 and the 2810

 

ProCurve Switch 2824# show interfaces

 Status and Counters - Port Counters

                                                             Flow  Bcast
  Port   Total Bytes  Total Frames Errors Rx    Drops Rx     Ctrl  Limit
  ------ ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ ----- ------
  1-Trk1 997,208,813  2,717,577... 0            46,300       on    0
  2-Trk1 2,834,487... 3,327,096... 0            446          on    0
  3-Trk1 2,715,233... 3,797,698... 0            41,031       on    0
  4-Trk1 4,237,875... 2,132,921... 0            103          on    0
  5      0            0            0            0            off   0
  6      0            0            0            0            off   0
  7      0            0            0            0            off   0
  8      0            0            0            0            off   0
  9      2,727,836... 9,564,746    6215         0            on    0
  10     0            0            0            0            off   0
  11     1,912,955... 53,595,938   15,776       0            on    0
  12     0            0            0            0            off   0
  13     2,394,345... 9,463,714    0            0            on    0
  14     0            0            0            0            off   0
  15     3,287,432... 197,460,037  25,091       36           on    0
  16     0            0            0            0            off   0
  17     3,919,041... 2,440,800... 0            710          on    0
  18     3,198,203... 2,359,240... 0            163          on    0
  19     3,910,275... 1,000,885... 0            139          on    0
  20     3,679,361... 190,574,175  0            6715         on    0
  21     0            0            0            0            off   0
  22     53,493,285   164,702,517  44,604       1            on    0
  23     0            0            0            0            off   0
  24     2,094,977... 3,351,933... 0            81           off   0

ProCurve Switch 2824#

 

ProCurve Switch 2810-24G# show interfaces

 Status and Counters - Port Counters

                                                             Flow  Bcast
  Port   Total Bytes  Total Frames Errors Rx    Drops Rx     Ctrl  Limit
  ------ ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------ ----- ------
  1-Trk1 4,261,261... 4,198,152... 3            0            on    0
  2-Trk1 2,310,598... 2,342,357... 2            0            on    0
  3-Trk1 3,375,687... 3,735,591... 7            0            on    0
  4-Trk1 3,147,031... 4,156,453... 2            0            on    0
  5      2,427,210... 399,581,453  1            0            off   0
  6      1,989,296... 656,345,690  0            0            off   0
  7      3,247,061... 387,316,964  0            0            off   0
  8      4,287,656... 1,700,095... 0            0            on    0
  9      1,582,773... 24,457,106   0            0            on    0
  10     1,524,653... 23,502,378   0            0            on    0
  11     1,564,084... 24,329,068   19           0            on    0
  12     1,556,810... 23,893,797   0            0            on    0
  13     239,831      1674         3            0            on    0
  14     96,832,621   97,193       0            0            off   0
  15     2,286,283... 14,806,963   0            0            off   0
  16     0            0            0            0            off   0
  17     2,387,892... 567,833,434  1            0            off   0
  18     2,976,435... 395,393,221  0            0            off   0
  19     2,959,085... 387,083,905  0            0            off   0
  20     3,521,992... 3,841,068... 0            0            on    0
  21     4,096,409... 407,443,755  0            0            on    0
  22     2,142,798... 3,519,999... 0            0            on    0
  23     3,290,630... 1,158,442... 0            0            on    0
  24     3,307,138... 2,659,878... 0            0            on    0

ProCurve Switch 2810-24G#

 

I also have 4 1810 switches with ports that have errors. How do i do a show interface on those?

Vince_Whirlwind
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP ProCurves throwing out RX errors on all ports

OK, at that stage, the next thing I would do is

show int 1

show int 15

show int 22

 

Then

show run int 1

show run int 15

show run int 22

forums712
Occasional Contributor

Re: HP ProCurves throwing out RX errors on all ports

ProCurve Switch 2824# show int 11

 Status and Counters - Port Counters for port 11

  Name  :
  Link Status     : Up
  Totals (Since boot or last clear) :
   Bytes Rx        : 471,924,875        Bytes Tx        : 2,399,628,297
   Unicast Rx      : 19,326,258         Unicast Tx      : 21,530,115
   Bcast/Mcast Rx  : 561,838            Bcast/Mcast Tx  : 14,005,510
  Errors (Since boot or last clear) :
   FCS Rx          : 0                  Drops Rx        : 0
   Alignment Rx    : 0                  Collisions Tx   : 0
   Runts Rx        : 0                  Late Colln Tx   : 0
   Giants Rx       : 0                  Excessive Colln : 0
   Total Rx Errors : 16,218             Deferred Tx     : 0
  Rates (5 minute weighted average) :
   Total Rx  (bps) : 4005792            Total Tx  (bps) : 5104472
   Unicast Rx (Pkts/sec) : 9            Unicast Tx (Pkts/sec) : 9
   B/Mcast Rx (Pkts/sec) : 0            B/Mcast Tx (Pkts/sec) : 2
   Utilization Rx  : 00.40 %            Utilization Tx  : 00.51 %

 

 

ProCurve Switch 2824# show int 15

 Status and Counters - Port Counters for port 15

  Name  :
  Link Status     : Down
  Totals (Since boot or last clear) :
   Bytes Rx        : 3,996,236,996      Bytes Tx        : 3,586,162,471
   Unicast Rx      : 44,124,936         Unicast Tx      : 62,030,426
   Bcast/Mcast Rx  : 2,285,973          Bcast/Mcast Tx  : 88,993,608
  Errors (Since boot or last clear) :
   FCS Rx          : 1                  Drops Rx        : 36
   Alignment Rx    : 3                  Collisions Tx   : 0
   Runts Rx        : 0                  Late Colln Tx   : 0
   Giants Rx       : 0                  Excessive Colln : 0
   Total Rx Errors : 25,091             Deferred Tx     : 0
  Rates (5 minute weighted average) :
   Total Rx  (bps) : 0                  Total Tx  (bps) : 0
   Unicast Rx (Pkts/sec) : 0            Unicast Tx (Pkts/sec) : 0
   B/Mcast Rx (Pkts/sec) : 0            B/Mcast Tx (Pkts/sec) : 0
   Utilization Rx  :     0 %            Utilization Tx  :     0 %

 

 

ProCurve Switch 2824# show int 22

 Status and Counters - Port Counters for port 22

  Name  :
  Link Status     : Up
  Totals (Since boot or last clear) :
   Bytes Rx        : 4,259,917,213      Bytes Tx        : 464,496,354
   Unicast Rx      : 27,017,248         Unicast Tx      : 36,139,355
   Bcast/Mcast Rx  : 3,286,569          Bcast/Mcast Tx  : 99,268,714
  Errors (Since boot or last clear) :
   FCS Rx          : 2                  Drops Rx        : 1
   Alignment Rx    : 2                  Collisions Tx   : 0
   Runts Rx        : 0                  Late Colln Tx   : 0
   Giants Rx       : 0                  Excessive Colln : 0
   Total Rx Errors : 44,604             Deferred Tx     : 0
  Rates (5 minute weighted average) :
   Total Rx  (bps) : 4212056            Total Tx  (bps) : 5030264
   Unicast Rx (Pkts/sec) : 0            Unicast Tx (Pkts/sec) : 0
   B/Mcast Rx (Pkts/sec) : 0            B/Mcast Tx (Pkts/sec) : 3
   Utilization Rx  : 00.42 %            Utilization Tx  : 00.50 %

 

It will not let me do a #sh run interface 11 or the port number. What is the correct comand you want me to do now? Thanks,

 

Jimmy

 

 

Vince_Whirlwind
Trusted Contributor

Re: HP ProCurves throwing out RX errors on all ports

Well, do a "sho run" and cut and paste the interface configs.

 

Do a show log -r and cut and paste the top pageful.