WS-X6148A-GE-TX is not recognized by IOS

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May 30th, 2007

I have been working on a 6509 with Sup engine SUP2-GE, version 12.1(8b)E11, that does not recognize the new 10/100/1000 48 port card. When listing modules it is unrecognized and power is off. Other error messages are: failed to read serial eeprom of line card in slot X and poser mgmt sprom failure for module X. The 10/100 module is read with no problem. Any suggestions?

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jasonrandolph Wed, 05/30/2007 - 13:34

Module appears to only be supported by CatOS ver 8.4(1) or higher...not IOS

Basically hybrid CatOS/IOS or Native CatOS will be required for operation with the new card.

gmvburg23 Wed, 05/30/2007 - 14:10

The 10/100 48 port module is a WS-X6348 which works fine but the WS-S6148A-GE-TX is the one that does not work.

gmvburg23 Wed, 05/30/2007 - 14:00

According to this document ccmigration_09186a00800c8441.pdf

It is called "The Comparison of the Cisco Catalyst and Cisco IOS Operating Systems for the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch."

jasonrandolph Wed, 05/30/2007 - 14:08

I plugged your sup module and and the new linecard into the configurator, no compatible IOS version was returned.

Go here:

Selection 2, software advisor, specify hardware manually, and add in your line cards/modules/etc. It will then give you a software recommendation.

There are other pages that list no compatible IOS version for the card in the 6500 series as well if you search on the card's model # and look under minimum supporting software revision.

gmvburg23 Wed, 05/30/2007 - 14:20


That is not what I wanted to hear. I was hoping that I would not have to run in hybrid mode for the 10/100/1000. What about the WS-SUP2-MSC2 sup engine? Will this line card work in that environment along with the WS-X6348?

jasonrandolph Wed, 05/30/2007 - 14:40

The configurator may be out of date, so upgrading likely wouldn't hurt to try...

gmvburg23 Thu, 05/31/2007 - 05:28

There are a host of software updates to fit 12.2sx. One in particular that you are familiar with?

gmvburg23 Wed, 05/30/2007 - 14:58

I will try in the morning and let you guys know the outcome. Thanks!! I hope it works!!!


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