Install a second FAN on a Switch 6509

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Dec 21st, 2009
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Could i install a second FAN on a Switch 6509???

I know that the FAN with reference WS-C6509-E-FAN support until nine (9) fan on a kind of blade, however can i add another WS-C6509-E-FAN on the same switch 6509???

Thanks in advanced for any help.

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Giuseppe Larosa Mon, 12/21/2009 - 14:32
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Hello Alemunmo81,

I think you can replace the current fan tray with a more powerful fan tray of type 2 as explained here:

Take in account the following note:

If your Catalyst 6506, Catalyst 6509, or Catalyst 6509-NEB chassis is equipped with a Supervisor Engine 2 and you using the fan tray removal and replacement procedure to upgrade the chassis from a fan tray 1 (low-speed) to a fan tray 2 (high-speed), you must first check the chassis configuration using the hw-module fan-tray version 2 command to check for configuration problems, such as power supply compatibility and power sufficiency. If the system does not detect any configuration issues, a message is displayed saying that it is OK to change the fan trays. This command applies to Catalyst 6500 series switches that are configured with a Supervisor Engine 2 only. This command is not required in systems that are configured with either a Supervisor Engine 720 or a Supervisor Engine 32.

Hope to help



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