Redundancy test for 6500

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Sep 27th, 2008

Hi friends,

I am just making a plan for the redundancy test for 6500 switches. The switches are 6509 with dual sup (Sup720-3B) and dual power supplies in redundant fashion.

To demonstrate redundancy to the client, is it possible to just unplug the active sup module / power supply from the chassis and verify if traffic is still going through?

Thanks a lot

Gautam

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Correct Answer by Mark Yeates about 8 years 2 months ago

Yes, you can do the same thing on the 4500R series switches also.

Mark

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Mark Yeates Sat, 09/27/2008 - 08:58

Gautam,

Yes, you can pull the active supervisor and test the redundancy of the supervisors. I had to do a demonstration for a customer and used the reset button instead. The reason why I did that was to prevent unnecessary wear and tear on the supervisor/chassis. Doing it this way will still give you the same results as pulling the supervisor. Alternatively you could can also reload the active supervisor by CLI by issuing the "redundancy force-failover" command. You shouldn't have any problems with the power supplies as long as you have them configured in "redundant" mode.

HTH,

Mark

gautamzone Sat, 09/27/2008 - 10:27

Thanks a lot for your suggestions Mark.

Can you also confirm if i could pull out an active sup on the 4507 RE chassis?

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Mark Yeates Sat, 09/27/2008 - 10:33

Yes, you can do the same thing on the 4500R series switches also.

Mark

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