Installing ws-x4448-gb-rj45 line card on cataqlyst 4006

After inserting two ws-x4448 line cards in catalyst 4006 - The status lights on both line cards flash orange.

sh module, sh version indicates the slots are 'empty'

if I unplug a line card - the console detects a card was removed...when the card is reinserted (hot plug), console detects it as an unknown card - sh module still indicates the slot is empty

The Supervisor engine is: WS-X4013
islttAsked:
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celsmkCommented:
You have CatOS 6.4(5) and this is bad for you will not be able to use your WS-X4448-GB-RJ45 in this chassis. You need at least 7.1(1a).
Read this: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps663/prod_release_note09186a008007f07f.html
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celsmkCommented:
You may be suffering from power supply problems.
Your 4006 configuration may require more than one power supply, because I already accounted 375 watts in your configuration: 1x ws-x4013=110W, 2x ws-x4448-gb-rj45=240W and fan box=25W.

Read this documentation: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps663/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a00800e47ee.html#1028218

The other explanation for your problem may be the IOS version installed in your 4006.
ws-x4448-gb-rj45 requires at minimum version 12.1(8a)EW.
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islttAuthor Commented:
The unit has 3 psupplies.

Can you point me to any doc that refers to software version compatibility (IOS & CATOS) for this line card ws-x4448-gb-rj45 so I can probably confirm this

The system runs catos..I'll check on that to be sure
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celsmkCommented:
You need at least Supervisor Engine Sw 7.1(1a), recommended 7.4(3).
Here is the document:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps663/prod_release_note09186a008007f07f.html
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islttAuthor Commented:
um...how do I tell if it's catos or ios - thought sh version did that

here's my sh ver
WS-C4006 Software, Version NmpSW: 6.4(5)
Copyright (c) 1995-2003 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
NMP S/W compiled on Jul 22 2003, 18:39:56
GSP S/W compiled on Jul 22 2003, 14:55:35
 
System Bootstrap Version: 5.4(1)
 
Hardware Version: 3.2  Model: WS-C4006  Serial #: FOX05330QGC
 
Mod Port Model      Serial #              Versions
--- ---- ---------- -------------------- ---------------------------------
1   2    WS-X4013   xxxxxxxxxxx         Hw : 3.2
                                         Gsp: 6.4(5.0)
                                         Nmp: 6.4(5)
2   34   WS-X4232-L3 xxxxxxxxxxx      Hw : 1.7
3   24   WS-X4124-FX-MT xxxxxxxxxxxx         Hw : 1.6
 
       DRAM                    FLASH                   NVRAM
Module Total   Used    Free    Total   Used    Free    Total Used  Free
------ ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----- ----- -----
1       65536K  33211K  32325K  16384K  11545K   4839K  480K  184K  296K
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islttAuthor Commented:
ok..so I need to upgrade catos from 6.4(5) to 7.4(3) (recommended upgrade).

would i need to order anything else? - I'm tempted to order the 'latest' catos version but the doc suggets usin 7.4(3) so I guess I should stick to that...correct?
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celsmkCommented:
See here:
Release notes for 7.x:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps663/prod_release_note09186a008007f07f.html
Relsease notes for 8.x:
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps4324/prod_release_note09186a00801a162e.html

Looks like your hardware have the minimum DRAM requirements to accept 8.x software and you might be ok ordering the latest catos. As of now, the latest ones are 8.4(2)GLX or 7.6(8).
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