6509 questions

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Feb 5th, 2007

Hi switch gurus,

My background is with 3750's and I just started working on a couple of 6509s. I am hoping that the gurus

here can help me with the following questions. I have pasted the relevant information at the end for your

reference. Thanks for your help, insight, and education in advance.

(1) Am I running in the hybrid mode? CATOS running on the Supervisor 720 and IOS on the MSFC3?

(2) How do I know if I have the Switch Fabric Module?

(3) What is the WS-F6700-CFC module on my blades?

(4) What are some of the daughter cards that I can put on my SUP720?

(5) If I need to switch from hybrid mode to native IOS mode, do I have the necessary Hw/Sw running on my blades on the 2 switches?

(6) Can someone please send me a URL where I can find updated information on differences in features between hybrid and native mode operation? I have http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/101.pdf, but this is a year old.

Thanks.

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glen.grant Mon, 02/05/2007 - 19:34

1. Yes catos and IOS are hybrid.

2. 720's have a built in SFM .

3. CFC, central forwarding card , these are the normal non-distributed forwarding which will not give full utilization of the SFM .

4. Not sure what you are asking here , you have to see what you want and make sure the code supports it .

5. Don't have that handy.

Amit Singh Mon, 02/05/2007 - 20:42

Hello,

In addition to Glen's post Please find the reply below:

4. On Sup 720, the daughter cards as MSFC and PFC, which are already there and you cannot put any other daughter cards on it.You can use a wide variety of modules to work with Sup720.Please see the release notes below for the same.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat6000/122sx/ol_4164.htm

5. Please see the release notes and you will be able to find the neccessary SW/HW compatibility. I am sure that your Sup720 has all the necessary Hw/SW so you can go ahead and upgrade it to Native.Please see the link below of Conversion:

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat6000/122sx/ol_4164.htm

6. Here is another document for the difference:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_white_paper09186a00800c8441.shtml

HTH,Please rate if it does.

-amit singh

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