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Ports on 6509


I would like to know how the ports on a cisco 6509 MSFC work. Basically there are 2 physical blades. The A blade has 12 ports and the B blade has 48 ports. When I log onto the switch and I do a sh port I get 1/2, 1/3 all the way up to 6/16. Yet on the 6509 they are physically labeled 1 to 48. I am certain that I am not on the wrong 6509 as there is only 1 6509. When I session to the router it is configured with 4 Vlans only.

What am I missing? When the person at the 6509 is saying "I am plugging a cable into port 24" which one of the ports on the 6509 can I check to see that the notconnect state has changed to connect?



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Re: Ports on 6509

What do you get if you do "sh mod"?

when you are logged onto supervisor that is. (By the way what sup card is installed there?)

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Re: Ports on 6509


When I do a "sh mod" I get the following:

SAN-6509> (enable) sh mod

Mod Slot Ports Module-Type Model Sub Status

--- ---- ----- ------------------------- ------------------- --- --------

1 1 2 1000BaseX Supervisor WS-X6K-S2U-MSFC2 yes ok

15 1 1 Multilayer Switch Feature WS-F6K-MSFC2 no ok

2 2 2 1000BaseX Supervisor WS-X6K-S2U-MSFC2 yes standby

16 2 1 Multilayer Switch Feature WS-F6K-MSFC2 no standby

3 3 16 1000BaseX Ethernet WS-X6516-GBIC no ok

4 4 16 1000BaseX Ethernet WS-X6516-GBIC no ok

5 5 16 1000BaseT Ethernet WS-X6316-GE-TX no ok

6 6 48 10/100BaseTX Ethernet WS-X6348-RJ-45 yes ok

Mod Module-Name Serial-Num

--- -------------------- -----------

1 SAL0725F3NJ

15 SAL0725F3V3

2 SAL0725F3P6

16 SAL0725F2GW

3 Floors-GigMain SAL0723EM7N

4 Floors-GigRedund SAD0605039C

5 Servers-Gig SAD072404WZ

6 Servers-100MB SAL0726FFQV

Mod MAC-Address(es) Hw Fw Sw

--- -------------------------------------- ------ ---------- ------------

1 00-08-7d-c9-6e-c6 to 00-08-7d-c9-6e-c7 4.2 7.1(1) 7.6(2)

00-08-7d-c9-6e-c4 to 00-08-7d-c9-6e-c5

00-0c-86-09-f0-00 to 00-0c-86-09-f3-ff

15 00-06-52-66-50-00 to 00-06-52-66-50-3f 2.5 12.1(13)E7 12.1(13)E7

2 00-08-7d-c9-6e-c2 to 00-08-7d-c9-6e-c3 4.2 7.1(1) 7.6(2)

00-08-7d-c9-6e-c0 to 00-08-7d-c9-6e-c1

16 00-06-52-66-4f-c0 to 00-06-52-66-4f-ff 2.5 12.1(13)E7 12.1(13)E7

3 00-0d-28-cb-50-80 to 00-0d-28-cb-50-8f 5.5 6.3(1) 7.6(2)

4 00-01-63-d5-48-f2 to 00-01-63-d5-49-01 4.1 6.3(1) 7.6(2)

5 00-02-fc-bf-19-90 to 00-02-fc-bf-19-9f 1.3 5.4(2) 7.6(2)

6 00-0d-29-60-2d-38 to 00-0d-29-60-2d-67 6.7 5.4(2) 7.6(2)

Mod Sub-Type Sub-Model Sub-Serial Sub-Hw Sub-Sw

--- ----------------------- ------------------- ----------- ------ ------

1 L3 Switching Engine II WS-F6K-PFC2 SAL0724ESYC 3.3

2 L3 Switching Engine II WS-F6K-PFC2 SAL0724ETGS 3.3

6 Inline Power Module WS-F6K-VPWR 2.0 1.0

SAN-6509> (enable)

The sup card installed is MSFC2 if that answers your question?



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Re: Ports on 6509

Hi,Your switch contains 3 modules with 16 ports each and 1 module with 48 ports.If somebody tells you "port no 24" it is very hard to judge because this is not the way to identify any port.You need to ask your counterpart to provide the port number details in / format and this will resolve your confusion.

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Re: Ports on 6509

Hi, if you pull a linecard out when the system is up/operational, the running config continues to have the configurations of that module ports.config will be removed only after the reload.the reason for this behaviour is with the assumption that the card will be inserted view the physical presence of the card you need to use "show module" and you can configure the ports appropriately.doing config for the non existent module will have no effect as long as card is not inserted back.

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