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Ethernet Routing Switch 5600 (ERS) Virtual Redundancy Routing Protocol (VRRP) Error "VRRP: vrrpAdvtQueue is FULL. RX advertisement dropped in vlan XX"

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TitleEthernet Routing Switch 5600 (ERS) Virtual Redundancy Routing Protocol (VRRP) Error "VRRP: vrrpAdvtQueue is FULL. RX advertisement dropped in vlan XX"
Symptoms
  • Both Core ERS VRRP state is MASTER-MASTER.
  • Core A is logging error message regarding the VRRP protocol as shown below.
  • This message may be seen due to flooding of packets sent from the workstation to the default Gateway of each VLAN in each switch. Those messages have destination MAC address of the VRRP in each VLAN (00:00:5e:00:01: xx)
 
00:00:00      VRRP: vrrpAdvtQueue is FULL. RX advertisement dropped in vlan x
00:00:00       VRRP: vrrpAdvtQueue is FULL. RX advertisement dropped in vlan x
00:00:00       VRRP: vrrpAdvtQueue is FULL. RX advertisement dropped in vlan x

 
Environment
  • ERS 5000
  • ERS 4000
Cause
  • The messages "vrrpAdvtQueue is FULL" does not suggest there is a problem with VRRP.
  • This log entry signifies an abnormally high rate of incoming VRRP advertisement packets.
  • There could to be a flood of VRRP advertisements in VLAN X.
Resolution
  • Rebooting the switch will fix the issue.
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