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4507R Classic Chassis with Sup 6L-E

Has anyone configured a 4507R classic chassis with redundant Sup 6L-E?  TAC told me the Supervisor 6LE was only supported on the 4507R+E or 4507R-E chassis but I have found in Cisco documentation several places that indicate that the Sup 6LE is supported in the classic chassis.

If no one has the answer I will probably answer it myself as soon as I can take a 4507 classic off the production network and test it in my lab.

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4507R Classic Chassis with Sup 6L-E

Hi Susan,

This will work in the classic chassis however you will only get the 6Gbps througput per slot. Cat4500 is a centralized architecture and most of the intelligence reside on the Sup engine so as far as you have the required IOS on the SUP6L-E, it should work within the chassis but with 6Gbps backplane restriction as per the old chassis limitation.

Please see the 4500 hardware installation guide :

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst4500/hardware/installation/guide/78-14409-08/01intro.html#wp1028573

You need a specific slot cover for the appropriate airflow within teh chassis.

Cheers,

-amit singh

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