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Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

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  • 1.  Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    Posted Jul 23, 2015 11:26 AM

    Hi

    I have HP 2610 and 2530 POE switches to which I connect my aps (AP 135, AP 105, AP 205).

    Looking at the logs i see a lot of the following messages regarding the ports to which aps are connected:

     

     

    W 07/23/15 15:32:47 00327 FFI: port 4-Excessive undersized/giant packets. See help.
    W 07/23/15 15:32:27 00327 FFI: port 3-Excessive undersized/giant packets. See help.

     

     

    The MTU size is set to "" in SAP MTU, so it should be set automatically.

    Why I got those messages? 

    What can I do?


    #AP205


  • 2.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jul 23, 2015 11:27 AM


  • 3.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    Posted Jul 23, 2015 11:53 AM

    Yes, I had read the article, but didn't read the link posted below

     

    http://community.arubanetworks.com/t5/ArubaOS-and-Controllers/Oversize-jumbo-frame-errors/m-p/5421/highlight/true#M1860

     

    so setting the MTU size to 1500 is in this case a best practice, did I understood it correctly?

     

     



  • 4.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices
    Best Answer

    Posted Jul 23, 2015 12:05 PM

    Yes, if you set the AP MTU to 1500, it should solve the problem.

     

    Thanks,

    Massimo



  • 5.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    Posted Feb 04, 2021 02:55 PM
    This is a little dated.  Is this still relevant with 8.x code?  I am seeing the same thing here on an HPE/Aruba switch with an Aruba AP attached to it.

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  • 6.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Feb 04, 2021 03:29 PM
    Yes.

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  • 7.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    Posted Feb 05, 2021 09:52 AM
    Colin,

    I cannot access some of the articles linked from above.  Is this a problem or just an annoyance?  If nothing is broken, should I be concerned?

    Thanks,
    Jim

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  • 8.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Feb 05, 2021 01:23 PM
    That link was before the forum was migrated.  The tl;dr is to set the MTU in the AP system profile to 1500 to stop the "giants".

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  • 9.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    Posted Aug 10, 2022 04:05 AM

    Hi.

    I cannot find any MTU settings in Aruba central? (Checked under Access point (tab) -> config -> System (tab) and wish "show advanced").

    Could you please provide a screenshot or a more exact description of where/how this setting is accessed/modified?


    (funny thing is I'm 99.9% sure I've seen MTU during setups lots of times so I'm wondering if it's been removed in newer versions of central)




  • 10.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Aug 10, 2022 04:26 AM
    Unless you are tunneling traffic from an access point to a controller, this thread doesn't apply to Central-Based Instant access points.

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  • 11.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    Posted Aug 10, 2022 05:09 AM
    Thank you for the quick answer.
    I see, but how then do I get rid of the "Excessive undersized/giant packets" warning (that also turn my overview map red as if switches are down 🙄) for certain switch ports that are connected to Aruba AP:s?


  • 12.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    Posted Aug 30, 2022 04:46 PM
    Actually it does - managing IAPs and switches in Central applies as switch default MTU sizes are 1500 and IAP default MTU sizes are 1300. Executing a CLI command of "mtu 1500" will not change the SAP/RAP MTU sizes of your br0 bridge and it will not remedy your "Excessive undersized/giant packets" alerts.

    Unfortunately I have not yet found the fix-action.


  • 13.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    Posted Jan 05, 2023 10:32 AM

    Hi all.

    I have an Aruba Central version 10.x solution (Yes version 10 so Cloud Managed devices, no instant)
    with SSID tunnelling traffic from APs (AP-5xx so 11ax) and the GW.
    The wired network is not Central managed

    How should I set the MTU ?
    Should I set the MTU on APs and GW or on the switches ?




  • 14.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jan 05, 2023 06:02 PM
    you can't set MTU on AP that run AOS10 as they'll dynamically learn it . So it will be on switch and gateway

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  • 15.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    Posted Jan 10, 2023 03:04 AM
    So,

    how should I configure the switch ports were APs are connected to ?

    Can you link me to the specific documentation

    Thank you


  • 16.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Jan 10, 2023 04:08 AM
    Try to set the jumbo statement to all VLANs associated to those ports.

    Example:
    vlan 1
       name "DEFAULT_VLAN"
       no untagged 1-6,8-9
       untagged 7,10
       no ip address
       jumbo
       exit
    vlan 2
       name "Home_Wired"
       untagged 8-9
       no ip address
       jumbo
       exit
    
    sw00# show vlans
    
     Status and Counters - VLAN Information
    
      Maximum VLANs to support : 256
      Primary VLAN : DEFAULT_VLAN
      Management VLAN : Management
    
      VLAN ID Name                             | Status     Voice Jumbo
      ------- -------------------------------- + ---------- ----- -----
      1       DEFAULT_VLAN                     | Port-based No    Yes
      2       Home_Wired                       | Port-based No    Yes​


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  • 17.  RE: Excessive undersized/giant packets. error on HP devices

    Posted Jan 10, 2023 08:52 AM
    Thank you Herman,

    I'll do the test and upgrade the post with the result

    Thank you for now


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