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Need help getting a WS-X6148A-GE-TX up in a 6506 with a WS-X6K-S2-MSFC2 sup engine

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I am trying to get a Cisco WS-X6148A-GE-TX to come online in a 6506 chassis. I'm using a WS-X6K-S2-MSFC2 supervisor engine, and there is nothing else in the chassis aside from those 2 mods. The CatOS I'm running is cat6000-sup2cvk8.8-4-5.bin, which according to the cisco web site is compatible with the 6148. I keep getting syndiag errors though, and the switch will not come online, but gets powered down instead. Anyone have any ideas of what is happening? Thanks a lot


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This sounds like an issue for TAC, as syndiags are an engineering function.  It's worth noting (I'm sure you already knew this) that CatOS 8.4 is the first CatOS to support that particular card.  Hopefully they didn't change hardware revisions and break certain older images.  If I had to wager a guess, I'd say that your GE card isn't compatible with the 6506 (non-E) chassis, although I can't find any documentation to confirm this.  But I'm still suspicious because the PSU limitation on 6506 is 2500 watts AFAIK, whereas the 6506-E's PSU limitation is 6000 watts.  The rationale is that you'll need the extra power to run SUP720 (not supported on the 6506) and PoE.  The PoE thing does raise another interesting question though - which PSU's are you using?  Perhaps the base 1300 watt PSUs alone are enough to cause this?  I've heard stories of strange happenings where it's not immediately clear what a problem is in the case of exhausted power resources.
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turns out we did need the 6509-E chassis, which fortunately we had one sitting around. We threw it in there and it works fine. Thanks for the suggestions
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