Can you stage a 6509 on a 6513 chassis without issue?

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Feb 27th, 2008

I'm looking to upgrade a 6509 from a sup 2 to a sup 720-3b. I have a spare / test 6513 chassis available in my lab. My question is can I use a 6513 to build the configurations ahead of time for a 6509 (obviously only using the first 9 slots).

I know that there are some architectural differences, but I imagine that the configurations would look similar whether staged on a 6509 or 6513. Can this be done without issue?

I have this problem too.
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ciscograyaw Wed, 02/27/2008 - 09:42

Your main problem will be with the supervisor blades - on a 6509 they must be in slots 5 and 6, on the 6513 they must be in slots 7 and 8. This will be a problem if you're using any of the ports on the sups for anything. Other that that, as long as you avoid using slots 10 through 13, the configurations are compatible.


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