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Memory upgrade for Catalyst 6500 SUP2/MSFC2

Hi there,

I currently have a 6500 with SUP2/MSFC2 running CATOS on the SUP and IOS on the MSFC. It currently has 128MB of DRAM and I would like to change the 6500 to run in native mode, however I need a memory upgrade on it to at least 256. I want to put a 512MB stick in it however I am unsure of what I need to upgrade? Is it the SUP or the MSFC RAM or both? Or am I being mistaken and they use the same memory module? Even better, can someone give me a part number?

Thanks heaps in advance.

Cheers

Totally Confused!

Cheers

Adam

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Re: Memory upgrade for Catalyst 6500 SUP2/MSFC2

Hi Adam

You need to upgrade both Supervisor and MSFC2 DRAM. They use different memory modules

For MSFC2 you can order MEM-MSFC2-256MB= or MEM-MSFC2-512MB=

For supervisor MEM-S2-256MB=

Hope this helps

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Re: Memory upgrade for Catalyst 6500 SUP2/MSFC2

Thanks Jolmo

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Re: Memory upgrade for Catalyst 6500 SUP2/MSFC2

Hi to everyone, I would like to ask if I can install a RAM memory 'MEM-MSFC2-512MB' on a supervisor engine 2 (I know that the product name for sup2 RAM memory is MEM-2U-512MB) . The specifications of both RAM memory seem the same (DRAM,speed,numbers of pins,etc...)

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Re: Memory upgrade for Catalyst 6500 SUP2/MSFC2

....I forgot!  Thanks for any answer!  Giorgio

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Re: Memory upgrade for Catalyst 6500 SUP2/MSFC2

Hi,

I tried to install the RAM named MEM-MSFC2-512MB on a supervisor engine 2 (product name WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE) e it works!

So now I have 512 MB of RAM on both SUP2 end MSFC2.

Just to know I had some problem with the supervisor's boot register because it booted in rommonitor state. I set it in 0x2102 like the msfc2's boot register.

(To know the supervisor's boot register, the command is "remote command switch show bootvar", but I changed by rom-monitor console)

Bye to everyone!

Giorgio

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