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Friday, January 14, 2011

Can we uninstall the Routing module WS-F6K-MSFC2 from existing SUP 1A

We have currently SUP 1A in production and we are running hybrid mode (CatOS + IOS). Here is output of SHOW MOD:

Mod Slot Ports Module-Type Model Sub Status

--- ---- ----- ------------------------- ------------------- --- --------

1 1 2 1000BaseX Supervisor WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE yes ok

15 1 1 Multilayer Switch Feature WS-F6K-MSFC2 no ok

2 2 2 1000BaseX Supervisor WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE yes standby

16 2 1 Multilayer Switch Feature WS-F6K-MSFC2 no ok

Mod Sub-Type Sub-Model Sub-Serial Sub-Hw Sub-Sw

--- ----------------------- ------------------- ----------- ------ ------

1 L3 Switching Engine WS-F6K-PFC SAD04040308 1.0

2 L3 Switching Engine WS-F6K-PFC SAD03424345 1.1

So what we understand from this is that currently we have two SUP1A engines with a Switching module (WS-F6K-PFC) and a Routing module (WS-F6K-MSFC2). We have purchased two quantities of WS-X6K-S2-PFC2 (Catalyst 6500 Supervisor Engine-2, 2GE, plus PFC-2) and seems like this doesn't have a Routing module.

1. As the WS-X6K-S2-PFC2 that we purchased doesn't have the Routing module, can we uninstall the Routing module WS-F6K-MSFC2 from existing SUP 1A and install it in the SUP2 (WS-X6K-S2-PFC2)?

2. If yes, then we would like to upgrade the Hybrid mode (CatOS+IOS) to Native mode (IOS). So will this SUP engine combo (WS-X6K-S2-PFC2 + WS-F6K-MSFC2) support the IOS (native mode)?

3. Also is there any memory considerations you would like to highlight?

Tips:

1.[JK] It depends, sup2 shipped after Nov 2001 has a different base board and MSFC compared to the earlier ones. If the MSFC2 fits exactly on the sup2 engine you can install it.

2. [JK] Yes as long its installed correctly you should be able to load IOS.

3. [JK] Depends on the feature set that you want to upgrade to.

Have a look these following links:

Click here for link 1.

Click here for link 2.

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