I have this Cisco 6506 with two 6000W power supplies, two WS-SUP32-GE-3B and four WS-X6148-45AF. I'm plugging about 170 IP phones on PoE ports (Avaya 4625SW) and switch is saying that it doesn't have enough power to provide to almost 30 remaining POE ports where phones plugged in. Looks like I'm liminting the power on the switch port but should'nt the 6500 support the POE on entire switch? what are my options other than combining the two power supplies? Does Cisco have any bigger/better power supplies to be used in 6500?
My next question is that I tried to configure static power to the ports. I used the following interface command
power inline static max 8000
I expected that if I limit the power to 8w per port (avaya phone uses 7.4w) and if I have 30w available in the switch (using show power available) I should be able to at least power up 2-3 phones but I got the following
Aug 17 11:40:33.402: %ILPOWER-5-ILPOWER_MISCONFIG: Interface Fa4/36 is denied power as it requires more power than configured maximum wattage(8000)
then I go in and configure power inline static max 9000 and then I got the error
Aug 18 10:02:10.945: %ILPOWER-5-ILPOWER_MISCONFIG: Interface Fa4/36 is denied power as it requires more power than configured maximum wattage(9000).
This simply tells that I'm not providing enough power to the port BUT if move the same phone to a Cisco 3560 which is also configured to use 8w of power, it powers up just fine. I'm confused why Cisco 6500 doesn't limit the power to the interface. Please advise. I'm running version 12.2(33)SXH7