Removing and installing blades in a Cisco 6500 series switch.

Is the process of removing and reinstalling blades completely hot swappable for the Cisco 6500?

I plan to remove blade WS-6516A-GBIC in Slot 4 and then install blade WS-X6148-GE-TX in Slot 4.

My intention is not to do anything at the CLI and just pull the old blade and insert the new one.

Any caveats?

> (enable) sh ver
WS-C6509 Software, Version NmpSW: 8.5(3)
Copyright (c) 1995-2006 by Cisco Systems
NMP S/W compiled on Jan 28 2006, 18:03:10

System Bootstrap Version: 7.1(1)
System Boot Image File is 'bootflash:cat6000-sup2k8.8-5-3.bin'
System Configuration register is 0xf

Hardware Version: 2.0  Model: WS-C6509  Serial #: Serial Number

PS1  Module: WS-CAC-2500W    Serial #: Serial Number
PS2  Module: WS-CAC-2500W    Serial #: Serial Number

Mod Port Model               Serial #    Versions
--- ---- ------------------- ----------- --------------------------------------
1   2    WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE     Serial Number Hw : 5.1
                                         Fw : 7.1(1)
                                         Fw1: 6.1(3)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
                                         Sw1: 8.5(3)
         WS-F6K-PFC2         Serial Number Hw : 3.5
                                         Sw :
3   16   WS-X6516A-GBIC      Serial Number Hw : 4.1
                                         Fw : 7.2(1)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
4   16   WS-X6516A-GBIC      Serial Number Hw : 4.1
                                         Fw : 7.2(1)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
5   48   WS-X6148-GE-TX      Serial Number Hw : 6.1
                                         Fw : 7.2(1)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
6   48   WS-X6148-GE-TX      Serial Number Hw : 6.1
                                         Fw : 7.2(1)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
7   48   WS-X6148-GE-TX      Serial Number Hw : 6.1
                                         Fw : 7.2(1)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
8   48   WS-X6148-GE-TX      Serial Number Hw : 1.1
                                         Fw : 7.2(1)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
9   48   WS-X6148-GE-TX      Serial Number Hw : 6.1
                                         Fw : 7.2(1)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
15  1    WS-F6K-MSFC2        Serial Number Hw : 2.8
                                         Fw : 12.1(22)E2
                                         Sw : 12.1(22)E2

       DRAM                    FLASH                   NVRAM
Module Total   Used    Free    Total   Used    Free    Total Used  Free
------ ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----- ----- -----
1      262144K  90256K 171888K  31232K  25396K   5836K  512K  468K   44K

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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
Go ahead. All 6500 modules support OIR (Online Insertion and Removal).

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Dragon0x40Author Commented:
thanks donjohnston,
This website has me confused.
Supported supervisor engine
Minimum software versions
12.2(18)SXF 2
As per above I have a SUP 2 and software version of 8.5(3) right?
I know the card is supported because I already have them installed.
But isn't the website saying I need minimum 12.2?
You only need 12.2 if you are running native IOS. You are running CATOS ver 8.5. As you said, you already have some of these modules installed, so you know they are supported for sure.
Dragon0x40Author Commented:
thanks lrmoore,

Yes it should work fine but I like to know how to look things up myself.

Cisco doesn't have compatibllity charts for CATOS just IOS?
Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
Pretty much. CatOS is being deprecated. It seems there's less and less CatOS information everyday.
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