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catalyst Ws-C6500-L

We had new switches installed and when I tried to install a new module, the ports are orange. The person who installed them must have disabled something, since when I install the new module in an existing slot, the module works fine.

Can someone give me a hint where to look?

Thanks

Frank

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Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: catalyst Ws-C6500-L

Hello Frank,

try to use the following command

conf t

power enable module

this should provide power to the module in slot slot_number

Hope to help

Giuseppe

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Re: catalyst Ws-C6500-L

thank you for your reply. I did the config as you suggested and the module was already power enabled.

I checked one port and found:

gigabitethernet 7/1 administratively down, line protocol is down (disabled).

Any other hints?

Thanks again

Frank

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: catalyst Ws-C6500-L

Hello Franck,

sorry it was even easier ...

when you add a network module in a never used slot you need to enable the new module's ports with no shut on all the ports you want to use

do

int gi7/1

no sh

to get at least a L1 link

Hope to help

Giuseppe

New Member

Re: catalyst Ws-C6500-L

Thank you for the reply. One thing I forgot to mention is the module is not part of the default VLAN when installed.

I tried the no shutdown. The light are green when a computer is plugged in, but not seeing the network at all.

Frank

Hall of Fame Super Silver

Re: catalyst Ws-C6500-L

Hello Franck

in order to connect a PC and to provide ip connectivity:

you need to put the port in switchport mode and in an access vlan that has L3 services:

int gi7/1

no shut

>>switchport

switchport mode access

swtichport access vlan 130

Be aware in a C6500 default port config is to be a routed port (to have an ip address on it).

This is a different behaviour then other multilayer switches where the port is L2 by default.

you can check with:

sh int gi7/1 switchport

where 130 stays for an access vlan

or also vlan 1 can be used of course

Hope to help

Giuseppe

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