ICND2 – Frame Relay 2
If you are not sure about Frame Relay, please read my Frame Relay tutorial.
The PVC STATUS displays the status of the PVC. The DCE device creates and sends the report to the DTE devices. There are 4 statuses:
+ ACTIVE: the PVC is operational and can transmit data
+ INACTIVE: the connection from the local router to the switch is working, but the connection to the remote router is not available
+ DELETED: the PVC is not present and no LMI information is being received from the Frame Relay switch
+ STATIC: the Local Management Interface (LMI) mechanism on the interface is disabled (by using the “no keepalive” command). This status is rarely seen so it is ignored in some books.
An example of the output of this command is shown below:
From the output we can see the local DLCI (102 & 103) and the status of the PVC configured on the router (both are defined, active).