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Syslog message: BRCM_NH-,brcm_get_vlan_token_from_intf():Invalid interface index for ifl



Article ID: KB31766 KB Last Updated: 30 May 2017Version: 1.0

This article describes the cause and solution for the syslog message: BRCM_NH-, brcm_get_vlan_token_from_intf(),2014:Invalid interface index for ifl 551


Example syslog messages:

fpc6 BRCM_NH-,brcm_get_vlan_token_from_intf(),2014:Invalid interface index for ifl 892
fpc6 BRCM_NH-,brcm_get_vlan_token_from_intf(),2014:Invalid interface index for ifl 892
fpc0 BRCM_NH-,brcm_get_vlan_token_from_intf(),2014:Invalid interface index for ifl 893
fpc0 BRCM_NH-,brcm_get_vlan_token_from_intf(),2014:Invalid interface index for ifl 893

This message can be triggered on a VC setup or on a standalone device as follows:

  • Create an IRB (IFL) (without associating it with an L3 interface)

    set interfaces irb unit 100 family inet address

  • Commit the configuration.

  • Delete IRB interface

    delete interfaces irb unit 100 family inet address

Invalid interface index message are displayed because we are deleting the IFL and there is no physical interface associated with it. Thus, brcm_get_hw_l3_interface_index returns -1 as the value of intf_idx and in brcm_get_vlan_token_from_intf if intf_idx is -1, then this message is displayed.


Locate the interfaces generating these logs as below:

> show interfaces snmp-index 892
 Physical interface: ge-5/0/16, Enabled, Physical link is Down
   Interface index: 981, SNMP ifIndex: 892
   Link-level type: Ethernet, MTU: 1514, MRU: 0, Speed: Auto, Duplex: Auto, BPDU Error: None, MAC-REWRITE Error: None, Loopback: Disabled,
   Source filtering: Disabled, Flow control: Disabled, Auto-negotiation: Enabled, Remote fault: Online, Media type: Copper,
   IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet: Disabled
   Device flags   : Present Running Down
   Interface flags: Hardware-Down SNMP-Traps Internal: 0x4000
   Link flags     : None
   CoS queues     : 12 supported, 12 maximum usable queues
   Current address: 80:ac:ac:16:ca:33, Hardware address: 80:ac:ac:16:ca:33
   Last flapped   : 2016-10-24 17:06:06 CEST (1d 16:52 ago)
   Input rate     : 0 bps (0 pps)
   Output rate    : 0 bps (0 pps)
   Active alarms  : LINK
   Active defects : LINK
   Interface transmit statistics: Disabled
   Logical interface ge-5/0/16.0 (Index 721) (SNMP ifIndex 1080)
     Flags: Device-Down SNMP-Traps 0x20024000 Encapsulation: Ethernet-Bridge
     Input packets : 0
     Output packets: 0
     Protocol eth-switch, MTU: 1514
Confirm if this is a working interface connected to any devices. It may be possible that the interface is a 10 Gig (Xe) interface, however it is configured as a 1 Gig (Ge).
Delete the interface configuration and the log messages should disappear.
If these log messages continue to appear, then make sure that your configuration is proper and there are no stale interface configurations.

If you need further assistance, please open a case with JTAC.
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