Recently I got a job in a new Company where they use 6509 Switches. Really I am facing some problems that most of the commands that I was using in 4506 Switch is not working here. I can't even see the status of a particular port. Can you please help me ???
Where can I get Commands of 6509 Switch
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Okay looks like you are running Hybrid or at least CatOS on the supervisor. Do you know if the 6500 is responsible for the inter-vlan routng ?
Very quick explanation.
The MSFC (Multi Switch Feature Card) is the daughtercard responsible for the L3 side of the 6500. That's a bit broad because a lot of the actual L3 switching is done in hardware but it'll do for now.
So if you were logged into the MSFC on the 6500 the commands would seem quite familiar to you as it will be running IOS. Here you setup routing protocols, create your L3 vlan interfaces etc.
However the L2 functionality ie. settings on the physical ports, STP etc. is done on the supervisor. If the "sh port" command is working then you are on the supervisor. To get to the MSFC from there
switch# session 15
This will take you through to the MSFC.
So you need to know both CatOS and IOS to manage this switch. Or you could look to upgrade to Native and have just IOS on the switch. Then you would access the physical ports with "sh int ..." commands.
Attached is a link to command references for 6500 which covers both CatOS and IOS. Have a lookk and see how far you get. Feel free to come back to NetPro if you have further questions.