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[PTX] "CB 0 ESW NON-PFE Port Fail" alarm seen when RCB slot 1 is absent or powered off

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Article ID: KB36305 KB Last Updated: 18 Nov 2020Version: 1.0
Summary:

This article discusses the following alarm when RCB slot 1 is absent or powered off:

20xx-xx-xx xx:xx:xx UTC  Minor  CB 0 ESW NON-PFE Port Fail

The alarm is harmless and therefore no action is required.

 

Symptoms:

The following alarm may be seen:

Example

root@> show chassis alarms no-forwarding

3 alarms currently active
Alarm time               Class  Description
2019-12-23 08:34:15 UTC  Major  RCB-CC 1 Absent/Powered Off
2019-12-23 08:34:15 UTC  Minor  CB 0 ESW NON-PFE Port Fail
2019-12-23 08:34:15 UTC  Major  Host 0 em0 : Ethernet Link Down

 

Cause:

The "CB 0 ESW NON-PFE Port Fail" alarm is seen when RCB slot 1 is absent or powered off as shown above. Since the non-PFE port for connecting RCB0 and RCB1 is down, the alarm on RCB slot 0 is expected. In this scenario, "RCB-CC 1 Absent/Powered Off" can also be seen.

 

Solution:

This behavior is as per design and expected as part of the specification. Users can safely ignore the alarm without taking any action.

However, if the alarm is observed in some other scenario, contact Support for assistance.

 

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