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Replacing SUP1 by SUP32


we have an Cat6509, already with around 6yrs, with a Sup1, but now I'm looking at replacing both Sup1 by WS-SUP32-GE-3B.

Do you know about any compatibility issue?

I've in there two WS-CAC-1300W, and the following modules:

3 16 16 port 1000mb GBIC ethernet WS-X6416-GBIC

4 24 24 port 100FX Multi mode WS-X6324-100FX-MM

5 48 48 port 10/100 mb RJ45 WS-X6348-RJ-45

Thanks for your help


Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: Replacing SUP1 by SUP32

Hi Jorge

From the SUP32 FAQ


Q. Is there any system requirement to deploy Sup32?

A. Sup32 requires the high speed fan tray when operating in the Catalyst 6500 Chassis. As such, a minimum of 2500W AC (in either 110V or 220V mode) or DC power supply is required for operation in a 6-, 9-, and 13-slot chassis. It requires a minimum of 950W in the 3-slot chassis. Sup32 can also operate in the E-Series chassis or a Cisco 7600 Series Router.


So you will need to upgrade your power supplies and fan tray.


Q. Which line cards are not supported by Sup32?

A. The following series of line cards are not supported by Sup32:

? WS-X67XX, WS-X68XX, SFM, & DFC-based cards will not work


So unless you are running any modules with Distributed Forwarding Cards you should be okay.



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Re: Replacing SUP1 by SUP32

and how do I check if I'm running DFC Cards?

Community Member

Re: Replacing SUP1 by SUP32

Hi Jon,

and for the Fan Tray, which one can I use, seeing that I don't have the -E version of Catalyst 6509?


Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: Replacing SUP1 by SUP32


Have a look at output of "sh module" eg. from one of our lab switches

SZ-JFH-F00-DTE1#sh mod

Mod Ports Card Type Model Serial No.

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

3 16 SFM-capable 16 port 1000mb GBIC WS-X6516-GBIC SAL0728G7ZE

5 2 Supervisor Engine 720 (Active) WS-SUP720-BASE SAD083703U6

6 4 CSM with SSL WS-X6066-SLB-S-K9 SAD083100RY

7 6 Firewall Module WS-SVC-FWM-1 SAD085008T7

8 48 SFM-capable 48 port 10/100/1000mb RJ45 WS-X6548-GE-TX SAD073803J8

Mod MAC addresses Hw Fw Sw Status

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

3 000d.29fe.5f70 to 000d.29fe.5f7f 5.5 6.3(1) 8.5(0.46)RFW Ok

5 0011.21a1.2cfc to 0011.21a1.2cff 3.1 8.1(3) 12.2(18)SXF6 Ok

6 0012.0060.5d50 to 0012.0060.5d57 1.1 2.1(4) Ok

7 0003.3235.a340 to 0003.3235.a347 3.0 7.2(1) 2.3(2) Ok

8 000d.65ea.1310 to 000d.65ea.133f 5.0 7.2(1) 8.5(0.46)RFW Ok

Mod Sub-Module Model Serial Hw Status

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

5 Policy Feature Card 3 WS-F6K-PFC3A SAD083002L9 2.4 Ok

5 MSFC3 Daughterboard WS-SUP720 SAD0834060E 2.3 Ok

Mod Online Diag Status

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

3 Pass

5 Pass

6 Pass

7 Pass

8 Pass


under the Module/Submodule section if any of your modules have DFC cards in them you would see an entry for the module number and the DFC type card. I suspect you don't have them but better to check.



Hall of Fame Super Blue

Re: Replacing SUP1 by SUP32


You need the high speed fan tray




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