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How to upgrade 4507R-E sup engine from WS-X4516-10GE to WS-X45-SUP8-E

Hello, we would like to upgrade the sup engine for 4507R-E from WS-X4516-10GE  to WS-X45-SUP8-E with redundancy.

   can you provide the procedure to upgrade sup engine with minimum downtime?




current IOS Version 12.2(40)SG

4507#sh module
Chassis Type : WS-C4507R-E

Power consumed by backplane : 40 Watts

Mod Ports Card Type                                       Model                            
 1    18  1000BaseX (GBIC)                                WS-X4418-GB           
 2    48  10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45)                    WS-X4548-GB-RJ45  
 3           Supervisor
 4     6   Sup V-10GE 10GE (X2), 1000BaseX (SFP)  WS-X4516-10GE     
 5    48  10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45)                    WS-X4548-GB-RJ45  
 6    48  10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45)                    WS-X4548-GB-RJ45  


Mod  Redundancy role     Operating mode      Redundancy status
 3   Standby Supervisor     SSO                 Disabled                          
 4   Active Supervisor        SSO                  Active                    

Cisco Employee

1- Plan for MW.2- Take config

1- Plan for MW.
2- Take config backup from the box.
3- If you have spare chasis make sure the new sup's are working fine and it has the exact software on it.
4- Bring down the chasis.
5- Remove the old Sup and install the new sup.
6- Power up the chasis
7- Apply the config back on the box
8- Unshut all the ports.


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 Thank you for your reply


Thank you for your reply insharie.

 Will the backup config works on new IOS or do i need to modify config?


Current IOS version : (cat4500-ENTSERVICESK9-M), Version 12.2(40)SG    

Current ROMMON   : ROM: 12.2(31r)SG3



WS-X45-SUP8-E IOS and ROMMON ( by data sheet)

Software Requirements

The Cisco Catalyst 4500E Series Supervisor Engine 8-E is supported only in Cisco IOS Software and is not supported in the Cisco Catalyst Operating System Software. The minimum software version is:

Supervisor Engine 8-E, Cisco IOS XE Software Release IOS XE 3.3.0XO



ROMMON Release Notes for the WS-X45-SUP8-E

Current Release: 15.1(1r)SG4—June 29, 2014

This publication describes the new ROMMON image from on the WS-X45-SUP8-E switch.

This document consists of these sections:

Cisco Employee

Config would work fine.No

Config would work fine.

No changes required.

But make sure you unshut all the layer 3 vlans and interfaces as applying config would not automatically bring the ports up by default.