Will a Sup 720 in a Catalyst 6513 support CATOS?

Can I load the current version of CATOS and the config from a Sup2 directly to a Sup720?

> (enable) sh ver
WS-C6513 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: 6.1(3)
System Boot Image File is 'bootflash:cat6000-sup2k8.8-5-3.bin'
System Configuration register is 0xf

Hardware Version: 1.0  Model: WS-C6513  Serial #: TBA05161586

PS1  Module: WS-CAC-2500W    Serial #: ART0823E0DP
PS2  Module: WS-CAC-2500W    Serial #: ART0632003M

Mod Port Model               Serial #    Versions
--- ---- ------------------- ----------- --------------------------------------
2   2    WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE     SAD05330021 Hw : 2.2
                                         Fw : 6.1(3)
                                         Fw1: 6.1(3)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
                                         Sw1: 8.5(3)
         WS-F6K-PFC2         SAD0532035D Hw : 1.4
                                         Sw :
3   16   WS-X6416-GBIC       SAD051600EF Hw : 1.2
                                         Fw : 5.4(2)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
4   48   WS-X6148-GE-TX      SAL1227WAHS Hw : 7.2
                                         Fw : 7.2(1)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
5   48   WS-X6148-GE-TX      SAL1226VPNV Hw : 7.2
                                         Fw : 7.2(1)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
9   48   WS-X6348-RJ-45      SAD0416005H Hw : 2.1
                                         Fw : 5.4(2)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
10  48   WS-X6348-RJ-45      SAL0533AE35 Hw : 5.0
                                         Fw : 5.4(2)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
12  48   WS-X6348-RJ-45      SAL0533A9KR Hw : 5.0
                                         Fw : 5.4(2)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)
13  48   WS-X6348-RJ-45      SAL0532A7KE Hw : 5.0
                                         Fw : 5.4(2)
                                         Sw : 8.5(3)

       DRAM                    FLASH                   NVRAM
Module Total   Used    Free    Total   Used    Free    Total Used  Free
------ ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----- ----- -----
2      131072K  83392K  47680K  31232K   9983K  21249K  512K  488K   24K

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harbor235Commented:


The image is hardware specific so no, hardware capabilities are different as well, the config may work but if ports/interfaces do not line up then it will not install all of it.

harbor235 ;}
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Dragon0x40Author Commented:
thanks harbor235,

We currently have Sup2 modules in slot 1 and 2 and we will install Sup720 modules in slots 7 and 8.

Slots 7 and 8 are currently unused so that should not be a problem.

So we need a CATOS image specifically for a Sup720?
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Dragon0x40Author Commented:
Do you think the config will still work with different Sup modules in different slots?
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harbor235Commented:


For example, you may a SUP II with GigE ports, the config will have their configuration information. If you move the SUPs to 7 and 8 using the SUP720 then the config is no longer valid, if you move those connections else where then you still have a similiar problem. I would work on converting the config and testing it out before deployment if you have that capability, otherwise I would cut and paste the proper configuration changes into the new hardware locatioons.

harbor235 ;}
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Don JohnstonInstructorCommented:
While you CAN load CatOS on a Sup720, why would you want to?

CatOS has hit the end of the road. There will be no further upgrades to CatOS beyond version 8. And there are features in native mode that are not available to hybrid mode platforms.

Eventually, you'll have to move to Native mode IOS anyway and this is as good a time as any.

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Dragon0x40Author Commented:
thanks donjohnston,

We came up with a replacement Sup2 so we did not have to use the Sup720.

donjohnston is correct that CATOS is end of life but so are these switches.

We plan on replacing them soon so I was just asking about CATOS to see what are options were.
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