CISCO 4510R-E

Hi Experts,

I have a new C4510 from Cisco.
two Supervisor Engines 8E are also installed, one as active and one as Standby.
Each unit has 8 10G ports.

But I just can use 2 Ports of it.
All other 10G ports are inactive.
Is it possible to use all 8 Ports as 10G ports ? and how ?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAsked:
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Craig BeckCommented:
Cisco sometimes do things that make no sense, but my guess is that it's because the software can only support 8 10G ports (so 4 and 4 instead of 8 and 8).
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Do you have 10GB SFP's in these other ports? Are they wired/connected?
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Craig BeckCommented:
Can you do a show module and post here?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
when I put a 10GB SFP into port 5 or 7 and I check the command SHOW INTERFACE STATUS, I can see the SFP´s.
But the Status of the interface is always INACTIVE
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I have read an article, just the first 2 ports are active.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
But how to activate the other 10GB ports ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
MARXIMUM-C4510RE-RJ45VE#sh module
Chassis Type : WS-C4510R+E

Power consumed by backplane : 40 Watts

Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.
---+-----+--------------------------------------+------------------+-----------
 1    48  10/100/1000BaseT Premium POE E Series  WS-X4748-RJ45V+E   CAT1902L91Y
 2    48  10/100/1000BaseT Premium POE E Series  WS-X4748-RJ45V+E   CAT1902L9K2
 5     8  Sup 8-E 10GE (SFP+), 1000BaseX (SFP)   WS-X45-SUP8-E      CAT1902L7L1
 6     8  Sup 8-E 10GE (SFP+), 1000BaseX (SFP)   WS-X45-SUP8-E      CAT1849L2NZ

 M MAC addresses                    Hw  Fw           Sw               Status
--+--------------------------------+---+------------+----------------+---------
 1 d46d.50ca.8340 to d46d.50ca.836f 1.1                               Ok
 2 64f6.9d8d.ebbc to 64f6.9d8d.ebeb 1.1                               Ok
 5 64f6.9de0.3840 to 64f6.9de0.3847 1.2 15.1(1r)SG5  03.07.00.E       Ok
 6 64f6.9de0.3848 to 64f6.9de0.384f 1.2 15.1(1r)SG5  03.07.00.E       Ok

Mod  Redundancy role     Operating mode      Redundancy status
----+-------------------+-------------------+----------------------------------
 5   Active Supervisor   RPR                 Active
 6   Standby Supervisor  RPR                 Standby cold

MARXIMUM-C4510RE-RJ45VE#

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Craig BeckCommented:
Thanks.

Please refer to the following links - specifically table 2 here...
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-4500-series-switches/data_sheet_c78-728191.html

...and table 3 here...
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst4500/hardware/configuration/notes/OL_29676.html

You can't use all 8 10G ports on the supervisor in dual-supervisor configurations.  You can only use 4x 10G uplinks on each supervisor.  If you remove the standby supervisor you can use all 8 10G ports.

I know that answers why you can't use all 8 ports, but it implies you can use 4 ports per supervisor, however you can only use 2.  Therefore the limitation may be software (according to the first link 4 port enablement in dual-supervisor mode is on the software roadmap), so it may be that you need to upgrade IOS to enable ports 3-4.

Going back to your comment...
when I put a 10GB SFP into port 5 or 7 and I check the command SHOW INTERFACE STATUS, I can see the SFP´s.
But the Status of the interface is always INACTIVE
...that makes sense based on the links.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
my IOS is version 15, the latest.
But I have to check if the ports 3-4 are coming up.
I just tested the ports 7-8.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
But why just 4 of 8 Ports are usable ?
This makes no sense for me.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok thanks so far...I will check my 4 ports
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Thanks, works with 4 ports.
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