Cisco Catalyst – ‘Daughtercard inserted in this switch may not have been manufactured by Cisco’

KB ID 0001018 Dtd 13/12/14

Problem

In a newly deployed switch, the MACSEC link refused to establish, when I consoled in I was greeted with this;

Dec 06 01:30:07.023: %ILET-1-DEVICE_AUTHENTICATION_FAIL: The FRULink SM Daughtercard inserted in this switch may not have been manufactured by Cisco or with Cisco's authorization. If your use of this product is the cause of a support issue, Cisco may deny operation of the product, support under your warranty or under a Cisco technical support program such as Smartnet. Please contact Cisco's Technical Assistance Center for more information.
Dec 06 01:30:07.023: %PLATFORM_SM10G-3-AUTHENTICATION: The FRULink 10G Service Module (C3KX-SM-10G) may not have been entirely manufactured by Cisco. Module is in pass-through mode.
Dec 06 01:30:07.090: %FRNTEND_CTRLR-2-SUB_INACTIVE: The front end controller 1 is inactive
-Traceback= 4E12E0z 250AA2Cz 26A1BE8z 269C198z
Dec 06 01:30:18.079: %FRNTEND_CTRLR-2-SUB_INACTIVE: The front end controller 0 is inactive
-Traceback= 4E12E0z 250AA2Cz 26A1BE8z 269C198z

Solution

At first I assumed the C3KX-SM-10G was faulty, so I put it in another 3560-X switch and the problem moved, problem solved (or so I thought).

However I moved the service module in it's entirety (SFP's as well). After some more troubleshooting it turns out the service module was fine, the entire problem was caused by a faulty SFP (GLC-SX-MMD).

SFP

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