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Jul 16th, 2008
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Hi guys,

A project I have just started working on has two 6509 running VSS. My question is is it possible to FWSM in these swithes as well or are the two technologies incapabibility at this stage.

Any info or documentation is welcome



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a.alekseev Wed, 07/16/2008 - 23:05
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You cannot use FWSM on two 6509 running VSS yet.

Probably, FWSM will be supported in SXI release.

jleszewski Fri, 07/18/2008 - 02:26
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You cannot use them at all?

Or just cannot use them in failover configuration?

harmanrms Fri, 07/18/2008 - 04:45
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Hi, We are using WS-SUP32-10GE-3B for our 6509 switch. Wht I understand is it does not support VSS. So I need SUP720 to configure VSS. Can you let me know whether line cards are required along with SUP720.

a.alekseev Fri, 07/18/2008 - 05:33
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For VSS you need supervisor with PFC3C -

so you need SUP720-10G.

You can use only WS-X67.. cards.

harmanrms Fri, 07/18/2008 - 06:44
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Hi, Thanks for the reply..I have the below hardware for two of the 6513 switches on which I will be configuring VSS. Can u let me know if any other hardware along with SUP720 needs to be added to configure VSS? Also can it be configured with IOS 12.2(18)SXF?

2 WS-C6513-S32-10GE Cat6513 chassis, WS-SUP32-10GE-3B, Fan Tray (req. P/S)

2 WS-SUP32-10GE-3B Cat 6500 Supervisor 32 with 2 ports 10GbE and PFC3B


4 MEM-C6K-CPTFL512M Catalyst 6500 Sup720/Sup32 Compact Flash Mem 512MB

2 WS-X6148A-GE-45AF Catalyst 6500 48-Port PoE 802.3af 10/100/1000TX

14 WS-X6148A-45AF Catalyst 6500 48-Port PoE 802.3af 10/100,card w/TDR

4 WS-CAC-6000W Cat6500 6000W AC Power Supply

8 CAB-AC-C6K-TWLK Power Cord, 250Vac 16A, twist lock NEMA L6-20 plug,

4 X2-10GB-SR 10GBASE-SR X2 Module

Cassis Module Configuration (2X using VSS w/IP-BFD)

1. 10/100 WS-X6148A-45AF

2. 10/100 WS-X6148A-45AF

3. 10/100 WS-X6148A-45AF

4. 10/100 WS-X6148A-45AF

5. 10/100 WS-X6148A-45AF

6. 10/100 WS-X6148A-45AF

7. Supervisor WS-SUP32-10GE-3B

8. Empty

9. 10/100 WS-X6148A-45AF

10. Empty

11. Empty

12. Empty

13. 10/100/1000 WS-X6148A-GE-45AF


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