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2930F VSF MAD configuration problem

Hi all,

I have 2 switchs JL255A JL256A / version : WC.16.08.0003

I can create a VSF without a problem, but i connot configure MAD.

the resultat of the vsf link status :

when the VSF modul is configured, i want to start the mad configuration but when i want to configure :

the trunk mode , the vlan mode , i have the same result :

port 1/51 is reserved for internal use. or port [port_configured in vsf member 1 or 2 link1 ]is reserved for internal use
when i want to set the vlan ...

i create an vlan (in my exemple 2222)

vlan 2222 name MAD-VLAN
Aruba-VSF-2930F(config)# vlan 2222 untagged 1/51
port 1/51 is reserved for internal use.
Unfortannly, i cant go anywhere , if i a cannot create the trunk mode for the member 1 its impossible to create the vsf lldp-mad ipv4 configuration line... the resultat its bad.

if you can help me

Regular Contributor I

Re: 2930F VSF MAD configuration problem

Can you tell me what interfaces u use for VSF, and what interface you want to use for MAD?


Can you share the output of:

- show vsf

- show vsf detail

- show run int 1/51


You should use a normal LACP uplink to another switch or OOB interface for MAD configuration, not a VSF link.

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Re: 2930F VSF MAD configuration problem



As pointed out by Fabian, MAD requires the use of a separate interface from the VSF link. The purpose of MAD is to provide an alternate data path for detection of other VSF members if a VSF link or member fails, so it would make little sense to use the VSF link itself for MAD functionality.


As an aside, ports assigned to VSF links cannot be used for other switch features; attempting to do so will result in the same "port X is reserved for internal use" error message being displayed.

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