Layer 3 Module problem in Catalyst 4507R

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May 9th, 2007


I have installed new Cisco Catalyst 4507R Switch with Redundant Supervisor Engines IIPlus.

Before that I had the Cisco Catalyst Switch 4006 which was running the CatOS along with three modules installed which are as follows:

1. WS-X4232-L3

2. WS-X4424-GB-RJ45

3. WS-X4424-GB-RJ45

After insertion of these modules into the Switch 4507R, the modules WS-X4424-GB-RJ45 are dtected successfully and working fine but for the module WS-X4232-L3 is detected as unsupported module.

Do I need to perform some special configuration or i am missing something?

The sh version and sh module is as follows:

sh version

Cisco IOS Software, Catalyst 4000 L3 Switch Software (cat4000-I9S-M), Version 12.2(25)EW, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Technical Support:

Copyright (c) 1986-2004 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Fri 10-Dec-04 14:26 by kellythw

ROM: 12.2(20r)EW1

Dagobah Revision 95, Swamp Revision 3

Switch uptime is 3 minutes

Uptime for this control processor is 3 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System image file is "bootflash:"

cisco WS-C4507R (MPC8245) processor (revision 4) with 262144K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID FOX0904030G

MPC8245 CPU at 266Mhz, Supervisor II+

Last reset from PowerUp

1 Virtual Ethernet interface

4 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

511K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

Configuration register is 0x2101



Switch#sh mod

Switch#sh module

Chassis Type : WS-C4507R

Power consumed by backplane : 40 Watts

Mod Ports Card Type Model Serial No.


1 2 Supervisor II+ 1000BaseX (GBIC) WS-X4013+ JAE09065PYB

2 2 Supervisor II+ 1000BaseX (GBIC) WS-X4013+ JAE11097CH7

7 0 Unsupported module WS-X4232-L3 JAB06250839

M MAC addresses Hw Fw Sw Status


1 0013.c315.3f80 to 0013.c315.3f81 3.1 12.2(20r)EW1 12.2(25)EW Ok

2 0013.c315.3f82 to 0013.c315.3f83 4.3 12.2(20r)EW1 12.2(25)EWA8, Ok

7 0008.e3cd.78e0 to 0008.e3cd.7901 1.9 Unsupport

Mod Redundancy role Redundancy mode Redundancy status


1 Active Supervisor RPR Active

2 Standby Supervisor RPR Standby cold


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Correct Answer by Jon Marshall about 9 years 8 months ago


I don't think this card is supported by the Supervisor Engine IIPlus.

Attached is the data sheet for the Sup II Plus. Scroll down to supported modules. The WS-X4232-L3 is not on the list.



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ankbhasi Wed, 05/09/2007 - 04:38

Hi Mansoor,

You already have sup 2+ which has routing capability so you do not need to have 4232 L3 blade in the chassis. So this blade will not work when you have sup 2+ in the chassis.



Mansoor Hafeez Wed, 05/09/2007 - 05:25

According to the Datasheet there are two entries related to 4232 which are

? WS-X4232-GB-R-Cisco Catalyst 4500 32-Port 10/100 RJ-45), 2 Gigabit Ethernet (GBIC) module

? WS-X4232-RJ-XX-Cisco Catalyst 4500 32-Port 10/100 Module (RJ-45), plus modular uplink slot

In the second entry what is meaning of 'XX'



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