how to check if 6500 switch has MSFC card or not

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Jul 24th, 2010
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On 6500 switch  with sup 32  when i do sh mod command it shows


    sh mod
Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.
--- ----- -------------------------------------- ------------------ -----------
  1   48  48-port 10/100/1000 RJ45 EtherModule   WS-X6148A-GE-45AF

2   48  48-port 10/100/1000 RJ45 EtherModule   WS-X6148A-GE-45AF 
  3   48  48-port 10/100/1000 RJ45 EtherModule   WS-X6148A-GE-45AF
  4   48  48-port 10/100/1000 RJ45 EtherModule   WS-X6148A-GE-45AF 
  5    9  Supervisor Engine 32 8GE (Active)      WS-SUP32-GE-3B   
  6    9  Supervisor Engine 32 8GE (Hot)         WS-SUP32-GE-3B    
  7   48  48-port 10/100/1000 RJ45 EtherModule   WS-X6148A-GE-45AF

Mod  Sub-Module                  Model              Serial       Hw     Status
---- --------------------------- ------------------ ----------- ------- -------
  1  IEEE Voice Daughter Card    WS-F6K-48-AF          Ok
  2  IEEE Voice Daughter Card    WS-F6K-48-AF         Ok
  3  IEEE Voice Daughter Card    WS-F6K-48-AF          Ok
  4  IEEE Voice Daughter Card    WS-F6K-48-AF        Ok
  5  Policy Feature Card 3       WS-F6K-PFC3B      Ok
  5  Cat6k MSFC 2A daughterboard WS-F6K-MSFC2A     Ok
  6  Policy Feature Card 3       WS-F6K-PFC3B          Ok
  6  Cat6k MSFC 2A daughterboard WS-F6K-MSFC2A       4.0    Ok
  7  IEEE Voice Daughter Card    WS-F6K-48-AF        Ok



as per   sub module 5  it shows Cat6k MSFC 2A daughterboard  is there but i know this  switch is not do routing as as when i do command


sh ip protocols
*** IP Routing is NSF aware ***
my understanding is that it has MSFC layer 3 card on supe engine but it is not working any idea what does that sub mod msfc mean?

or is their some other way in which we can check if msfc card is doing routing or not

thanks

Correct Answer by Reza Sharifi about 6 years 11 months ago

Mahesh,


In addition to Jon's comment, MSFC is your router. That is the device that handles layer-3


The Supervisor engine 32 has MSFC2A onboard, which Performs Layer 3 control-plane functions; this includes address resolution and routing protocols.


Have a look at this documnet for more info:


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a00801c0eb0.shtml#sup32


HTH

Reza

Correct Answer by Jon Marshall about 6 years 11 months ago

Mahesh


Easiest way is to type "sh ip route" on the 6500 to see if it is routing. You have an MSFC card as you can see and this is responsible for routing on the 6500. It is listed as a sub module because it is a daughtercard attached to the supervisor module ie. the MSFC on it's own does not take up a slot in the chassis.


Jon

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Jon Marshall Sat, 07/24/2010 - 11:41
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Mahesh


Easiest way is to type "sh ip route" on the 6500 to see if it is routing. You have an MSFC card as you can see and this is responsible for routing on the 6500. It is listed as a sub module because it is a daughtercard attached to the supervisor module ie. the MSFC on it's own does not take up a slot in the chassis.


Jon

mahesh18 Sat, 07/24/2010 - 12:23
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Hi Jon


thanks for reply


so MSFC  card is installed but it is not doing routing  as per  this command right?


sh ip route
Codes: C - connected, S - static, R - RIP, M - mobile, B - BGP
       D - EIGRP, EX - EIGRP external, O - OSPF, IA - OSPF inter area
       N1 - OSPF NSSA external type 1, N2 - OSPF NSSA external type 2
       E1 - OSPF external type 1, E2 - OSPF external type 2, E - EGP
       i - IS-IS, su - IS-IS summary, L1 - IS-IS level-1, L2 - IS-IS level-2
       ia - IS-IS inter area, * - candidate default, U - per-user static route
       o - ODR, P - periodic downloaded static route

Gateway of last resort is 10.x.x.x to network 0.0.0.0

     10.0.0.0/24 is subnetted, 1 subnets
C       10.x.x.xis directly connected, Vlan225
S*   0.0.0.0/0 [1/0] via 10.x.x.x.



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mahesh

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Reza Sharifi Sat, 07/24/2010 - 12:32
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Mahesh,


In addition to Jon's comment, MSFC is your router. That is the device that handles layer-3


The Supervisor engine 32 has MSFC2A onboard, which Performs Layer 3 control-plane functions; this includes address resolution and routing protocols.


Have a look at this documnet for more info:


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps700/products_tech_note09186a00801c0eb0.shtml#sup32


HTH

Reza

mahesh18 Sun, 07/25/2010 - 06:53
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Hi John and reza,


Thanks for good reply


regards

mahesh

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