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  • 1.  EX2300 virtual chassis cannot change mode to mixed

    Posted 02-13-2023 02:37

    Hi everyone. 

    I added new switch to VC and on this switch I cant change mode- in this chassis I have two type of switch  ex2300-24t  and  ex2300-24p

    Member ID  Status   Serial No    Model          prio  Role      Mode  Mode ID  Interface
    0 (FPC 0)  Prsnt    JZ3622130013 ex2300-24t     129   Backup       Y  VC   2  vcp-255/1/0
    1 (FPC 1)  Prsnt    JY3622320543 ex2300-24p     129   Master*      Y  VC   2  vcp-255/1/0
    2 (FPC 2)  Inactive JY0219230488 ex2300-24p       0   Linecard     N  VC   0  vcp-255/1/0

    new switch is inactive - mixed mode N

    After command  : request virtual-chassis mode mixed member 2 reboot - Switch reboot, but mode stay - similar devices.

    Switch was used as standalone before, cleared to default with "request system zeroize"

    Do I have issue with license now?  do I need load license again? Or the issue is somewhere else?

    Thanks for an answer.



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  • 2.  RE: EX2300 virtual chassis cannot change mode to mixed

    Posted 02-13-2023 07:34

    From your active RE 

    switch>  request session member 2
     
     If your able to connect you will get 
     warning: This chassis is operating in a non-master role as part of a virtual-chassis (VC) system.
    warning: Use of interactive commands should be limited to debugging and VC Port operations.
    warning: Full CLI access is provided by the Virtual Chassis Master (VC-M) chassis.
    warning: The VC-M can be identified through the show virtual-chassis status command executed at this console.
    warning: Please logout and log into the VC-M to use CLI.
    {linecard:2}


    switch> request virtual-chassis mode mixed reboot

    If that did not make a session you need to console directly into member 2




  • 3.  RE: EX2300 virtual chassis cannot change mode to mixed

    Posted 02-13-2023 12:36

    Why are you using mixed mode anyway? I was under the impression that mixed mode was to combine different types/models into one stack, which in this case doesn't seem to be.



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  • 4.  RE: EX2300 virtual chassis cannot change mode to mixed

    Posted 02-14-2023 01:53

    Hi all,

    I can connect under member 2 and I tried to change it directly from member 2 - no change, member 2 is still Inactive.

    Why I am trying to have Mixed mode? - I know that I have EX2300 but different type one "t" and two "p". 

    According juniper by this issue it is either version mismatch or mode. I have on all switches the same version. 

    https://supportportal.juniper.net/s/article/EX-QFX-Fixing-a-Virtual-Chassis-Member-with-an-Inactive-status?language=en_US

    any other suggestion?

    Thanks



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  • 5.  RE: EX2300 virtual chassis cannot change mode to mixed

    Posted 02-14-2023 09:02
    The only difference between the "p" and the "t" models is whether they
    have PoE or not. That definitely does not count as a "different model".
    I have been mixing EX3300's with and without PoE for absolutely years
    and never needed to activate mixed mode. For a stack of EX4200 and
    EX4550, I do have to activate it though, because it's really a complete
    different switch, only the stack interface is the same.




  • 6.  RE: EX2300 virtual chassis cannot change mode to mixed

    Posted 02-20-2023 02:20

    Hi everyone. 

    I know what is different between "p" and "t" and I wasnt sure why I have Mixed mode. But this weekend I have tried to change mode to not mixed without success... 

    either I do something wrong or this is case for juniper support.

    to change mode I use command: 

    request virtual-chassis mode mixed disable reboot. - after reboot it is again mixed

    What can I see: (after reboot)

    show virtual-chassis mode
    fpc0:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Current mode : Virtual Chassis with mixed devices
    Future mode after reboot : Virtual Chassis with similar devices

    fpc1:
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Current mode : Virtual Chassis with mixed devices
    Future mode after reboot : Virtual Chassis with similar devices

    after reboot it stay with no change (current mode - mixed, after reboot- similar)

    another option how to change it? in shell?

    thanks fou your suggestions.

    BR

    what is your suggestion to do next?



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  • 7.  RE: EX2300 virtual chassis cannot change mode to mixed

    Posted 02-20-2023 07:43
    Interesting. Sorry no real experience with either mixed mode or EX2300
    switches.




  • 8.  RE: EX2300 virtual chassis cannot change mode to mixed

    Posted 03-03-2023 09:42

    Anybody any suggestion? I am struggling with this issue...



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  • 9.  RE: EX2300 virtual chassis cannot change mode to mixed

    Posted 03-06-2023 06:31
    Edited by T_J 03-06-2023 06:32

    Really nobody knows how to fix it? Somehow in shell?

    Version on all tree switches is 21.4R3-S1.5


    Switches are in mixed mode, where I can't change it to "similar device"

    Weird is, after reboot doesn't change anything... Looks like something blocks this change. 

    Third switch which I want to add is already in correct mode (no configuration is there)



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  • 10.  RE: EX2300 virtual chassis cannot change mode to mixed

    Posted 03-07-2023 03:53

    ISSUE SOLVED.

    1. I downgraded JUNOS to junos-arm-32-21.3R3.10.tgz
    2. I changed mode
    3. Upgraded back to junos-arm-32-21.4R3-S1.5.tgz

    Version junos-arm-32-21.4R3-S1.5.tgz has a bug. I will open the ticket because this is recommended version.

    BR



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