A false positive alarm is generated for the master interface of redundancy interface configuration. There are 2 workarounds available to clear the alarm. The fix is implemented in XOS 9.6.3 and above, and it is also targeted to be included in XOS 9.5.7A false positive Link Down alarm is generated for an interface and it does not clear. Though the alarm is present, the interface seems fine as observed via the cli command 'show interface'.
Here is an example of an alarm that was generated on an XOS 9.5.5 system where gig 1/12 was the master interface.: ----------- Alarm Id : 12343 Brief Description : Link down 1/12 Date : Tue Apr 10 18:21:48 2012 Severity : Minor Alarm Name : linkFailure Alarm Source : np1 Slot : slot 1 Module : np1 Interface : Gige Link 12 Parameters : Ethernet Speed : 10gigabitethernet Information : Probable Cause : Link Down Event Type : Equipment Alarm User Clearable : false Extended Description : The specified link is down. Repair Action : Check all physical connections to the affected : port. Check connections to any external devices. If : this does not resolve the issue, contact customer : support. ----------
Problem: A false positive Link Down alarm is generated for an interface, where it is the master interface of the redundant-interface configuration. The alarm is triggered when the traffic is passing through the backup interface and then a configuration change is made for the master interface.
The fix for this issue has been implemented in XOS 9.6.3 and above, and it is also targeted to be included in XOS 9.5.7
There are 2 workarounds to clear the alarm: 1. Bounce the interface (no enable /enable) for which the false positive alarm has been generated. 2. Re-configure the redundancy-interface for the interface in question.