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Add line card to 4506-E switch

I have 3 line cards in my Cisco WS-4506-E switch.

I want to add a 4th.  I'm not in front of the device at this time. Will need to make a trip.

But I don't recall seeing any free physical space in my switch for more cards.

The documentation says I can have up to 5 line cards in my switch.

I also am not sure why the line cards are only in even numbered slots. Can I add an additional line card?

 

Chassis Type : WS-C4506-E

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1 6 Sup 7L-E 10GE (SFP+), 1000BaseX (SFP) WS-X45-SUP7L-E
2 48 10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45)V, Cisco/IEEE WS-X4548-GB-RJ45V
4 48 10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45) WS-X4548-GB-RJ45
6 48 10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45) WS-X4648-RJ45-E

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Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: Add line card to 4506-E switch

Yes. Slot 3 and 5 are free.
Super Silver

Re: Add line card to 4506-E switch

Possibly why the line cards are in even slots, perhaps to make running cabling to the line cards a bit easier. Another possible reason, might be to try to allow for better cooling.

However, as Leo already noted, you should be able to use slots 3 and 5. Also, since you have a sup7, you can use 6, 24 or 48 Gbps line cards.
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Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: Add line card to 4506-E switch

Yes. Slot 3 and 5 are free.
Super Silver

Re: Add line card to 4506-E switch

Possibly why the line cards are in even slots, perhaps to make running cabling to the line cards a bit easier. Another possible reason, might be to try to allow for better cooling.

However, as Leo already noted, you should be able to use slots 3 and 5. Also, since you have a sup7, you can use 6, 24 or 48 Gbps line cards.
Community Member

Re: Add line card to 4506-E switch

Thanks!  Yes, I have the Sup 7L-E supervisor module on my 4506-E.

So I could get another 24 Gbps line card (WS-X4648-RJ45-E).

I *think* the 48Gbps card equivalent is the WS-X4748-RJ45-E but I'm not 100% sure!!

Thanks again!  -Bob

 

Super Silver

Re: Add line card to 4506-E switch

Yes, I believe you're correct, i.e. 46xx cards are 24 Gbps and 47xx cards are 48 Gbps.
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