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6548-GE-TX Port to ASIC

Sorry, but I have searched for this and cannot find it.

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<br /><br />Is there some documentation that shows the 6509 blades and port to ASIC assignment?


Re: 6548-GE-TX Port to ASIC

NOTE: The docs do not use the word ASIC - but more like "Port ranges per port group".



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Re: 6548-GE-TX Port to ASIC

I found that document, but could not fine any port group information.


Re: 6548-GE-TX Port to ASIC

Directly from the link provided



Table 2-32 WS-X6548-GE-TX Modules Features



Ports per module

•48 (all variants)

•2 port groups

•Port ranges per port group: 1-24, 25-48

Connector type

RJ-45 (all variants)

Cabling distance

328 ft (100 m) over Category 5, 5e, and 6 UTP/STP cable (all variants)


10/100/1000 IEEE 802.3 triple-speed autonegotiation (all variants)

Buffer size

1.4 MB per 8 ports

Maximum frame size

Up to 1518 bytes per frame

Supervisor engine support

Supported on the following supervisor engines:

•Supervisor Engine 2

•Supervisor Engine 32

•Supervisor Engine 32 PISA

•Supervisor Engine 720

•Supervisor Engine 720-10GE

Note Check your release notes for specific information on the software release required to support the supervisor engines.

Queues per port

•Tx-1p2q2t (per 8 ports)

•Rx-1p2t (per 8 ports)

Chassis/slot restrictions

No chassis or slot restrictions; the module can occupy any slot in any Catalyst 6500 or Catalyst 6500-E chassis (all variants).

Bus connection

32-Gbps shared bus (all variants)

Module upgrades available

PoE support

WS-X6548-GE-TX-Field-upgradeable to Cisco prestandard only by installing the WS-F6K-VPWR-GE= daughter card or both Cisco prestandard and IEEE 802.3af by installing the WS-F6K-GE48-AF= daughter card.

Note Refer to the Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Power over Ethernet Daughter Cards Field-Upgrade Installation Note for field upgrade procedures.

Distributed forwarding support

Not supported.

Pluggable transceivers support

Not supported.

TDR support

All module variants support TDR.

Module front panel LEDs


•Green-All diagnostics pass; the module is operational.

•Orange-The module is booting or running diagnostics.

An overtemperature condition has occurred. (A minor temperature threshold has been exceeded during environmental monitoring.)

•Red-The module is resetting. The switch has just been powered on or the module has been hot inserted during the normal initialization sequence.

An overtemperature condition has occurred. (A major temperature threshold has been exceeded during environmental monitoring.)

If the module fails to download code and configuration information successfully during the initial reset, the LED stays red; the module does not come online.


•Green-The port is active (the link is connected and operational).

•Orange-The module or port is disabled through the CLI command or the module is initializing.

•Flashing orange-The port is faulty and has been disabled.

•Off-The port is not active or the link is not connected.


•Green-The PoE daughter card is installed and detected.

•Off-The PoE daughter card is not detected or is not installed.

Table 2-33 WS-X6548-GE-TX and Variants Specifications



•WS-X6548-GE-TX (base module):

-Module current-2.98 A

-Module power-125.16 W

-AC-input power-156.45 W

-AC heat dissipation-534.28 BTU/hour

-DC-input power-168.23 W

-DC heat dissipation-574.49 BTU/hour

•WS-X6548-GE-45AF (base module + PoE daughter card):

-Module current-3.16 A

-Module power-132.72 W

-AC-input power-165.90 W

-AC heat dissipation-566.55 BTU/hour

-DC-input power-178.39 W

-DC heat dissipation-609.19 BTU/hour

•WS-X6548V-GE-TX (base module + PoE daughter card):

-Module current-3.40 A

-Module power-142.80 W

-AC-input power-178.50 W

-AC heat dissipation-609.58 BTU/hour

-DC-input power-191.94 W

-DC heat dissipation-655.46 BTU/hour


Operating temperature

•Certified for operation: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)

•Designed and tested for operation: 32° to 130°F (0° to 55°C)

Operating altitude

•Certified for operation: 0 to 6500 ft (0 to 2000 m)

•Designed and tested for operation: -200 to 10,000 ft (-60 to 3000 m)


Re: 6548-GE-TX Port to ASIC

You can get the information from the cli using the CatOS

show port capabilities


This will list the port groupings per asic in the output.

Not sure what the relevant IOS command would be.

Hope this helps.

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