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How do you tell what Catalyst switch chassis you have?

I have a Catalyst 6500 Series Chassis with Sup1A Supervisors.

Can I put a WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE supervisor module in it?

How do I tell what type/model number of chassis I have? Are there part numbers marked on the chassis?

Do I need to use the CATOS to get information about the chassis?

Are all 6500 Series chassis the same?
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lrmooreCommented:
There are really only 2 different 6500 chassis - 6500 and 6500E
My guess is that with Sup1A, you have older 6500
Yes, the SUP2 will work with this chassis, but this sup engine has been end-of-lifed for quite some time. You'll be lucky to find one on ebay or someplace.
"show version" or "show hardware" from the command line should tell you everything you need to know.
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Muhammed-RummanehCommented:

Dear Dragon0x40,

before i answer you i need to ask you qustion
what is your switch model (as you know there is many of type like 6509 - 6504E...etc)
do you need to install your superviosr engine ( WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE ) as redunand with Sup1A Supervisors.

check this links maybe help you
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a00801c0eb0.shtml

Good Luck
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Dragon0x40Author Commented:
thanks lrmoore and Muhammed-Rummaneh,

The chassis is marked 6500Series.

If I run sh ver or sh mod will it tell me if I have 6500 or 6500E chassis?

I do not need to run the Sup1A and Sup2 at the same time only the Sup2.
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Muhammed-RummanehCommented:

OK dear Dragon0x40

- this SUP2 works with your switch and you can  put a WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE supervisor module in it

- execute command ( sho version , show hardware , show module ) this command help to check the state of modules

- check this link : http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/prod_models_comparison.html
this link contain all model of cisco 6500 series and which supervisor engine is compatible


Good Luck
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Dragon0x40Author Commented:
From reading the data sheets it looks like Catalyst 6500 Series can be:

6503, 6506, 6509 or 6513 using a 6500 Chassis

or

6503E, 6506E, 6509E or 6513E using a 6500E Chassis

How do I tell if I have a 6500 or 6500E Chassis?

The number of blade slots will tell me if it is a 6503 (3 slots) or a 6513 (13 slots)
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Dragon0x40Author Commented:
Of course if the blades slots are vertical instead of horizontal then:

6503VE, 6506VE, 6509VE and 6513VE
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Dragon0x40Author Commented:
Looks like there are also 6505 with 5 slots. (Were not listed on the data sheet but did have a one in the picture)
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Dragon0x40Author Commented:
Does this line of "sh ver" tell me the chassis is a 6500 not a 6500E?


Hardware Version: 1.0  Model: WS-C6513  Serial #: XYZ1234567
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Muhammed-RummanehCommented:

Hi Dragon0x40

SPECIFICATIONS OF NEW CHASSIS ( 6500 Enhancement series )

• The new chassis are similar to existing 3-, 6-, and 9- chassis, with full support for all existing supervisors, line cards, switch fabrics, and even software releases.

• The new chassis are backward-compatible with all existing software versions (details in the software requirements table). Future software releases will be available to enable new features, such as new power supplies.

• The 3-slot chassis supports CEF720 line cards such as the WS-6704-10GE, WS-6724-SFP, and WS-6748-SFP.

• The 6- and 9-slot chassis are designed to scale beyond 4000W power supply configurations. In the future they will support 6000W power supplies.

• The minimum power supply required is 2500W or higher (AC or DC) for the 6- and 9-slot chassis.

Check this link support my answer from cisco website :

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps708/prod_bulletin0900aecd8017a5e7.html

look Dragon0x40  :
i have 4500 E series switch and i do sho ver command ..the output in the file attached

that mean you have 6500 series switch ...

Good Luck

4510.doc
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lrmooreCommented:
>Hardware Version: 1.0  Model: WS-C6513
That's it. It is 6513. The only other option would be WS-6513E and yes, it would show the difference in the output.
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Muhammed-RummanehCommented:

Dear Dragon0x40

Thanks @ lrmoore for your comment .

Really I didn't hear about 6505 Switch and i am curious,  so I searched in the internet about  Cisco switch 6505 and didn't find anything about it

Good Luck
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Dragon0x40Author Commented:
So if you can't power up your chassis and do a "sh ver" then there is no way to tell if it is a standard 6500 or an enhanced 6500E chassis?

I am confused about the picture that is shown in the data sheet at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/modules/ps2797/ps5138/product_data_sheet09186a00800ff916_ps708_Products_Data_Sheet.html 

It appears that you have chassis with 3, 4, 6, 9 and 13 slots.

See attached picture from above link.
6500-Switches.JPG
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Muhammed-RummanehCommented:

Dear Dragon0x40

that's right what you say

but most of switch have sticker (Label ) mention what type of switch .

there is another way you can know what is the type of switch from line cards installed cause there is
some of line cards not compatible with another type of switches.
for example  : Line card XXX work with 6506E only and this line card doesn't work with 6509

Good Luck
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