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Testing the Cisco 6509e

Posted on 2011-03-10
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I have just recieved a couple of used cisco 6509e switches and I would like to run it through a battery of tests before putting it into production.  Looking for reccomendations on testing hardware and checking the IOS for any known bugs etc...
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Upgrade to the lastest IOS and or CatOS that your hardware supports.

Do a basic config and then connect a computer to each and every port to make sure they come active and work properly.

Try and config it so that you are using each and every feature you plan to use when you put it into production.
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by:FREDARCE
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The additional commands are also helpful:

Show version
Show mod
Show inventory
Show env
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by:myriadsupply
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Here's a video showing the high-level testing procedures:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noxRiyn6Nk8

Make sure to check the chassis backplane pins!!!
Don't want you to damage any blades.
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by:FREDARCE
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thanks for the video.
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