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Active and standby supervisors are of different earl

Hi,

One of our switches have become obsolete and is only connecting two trunks together. One 1G trunk with a fast ethernet trunk.

To remove the switch we want to connect the 1 Gig trunk to a 5500 cat. Now in that cat we do not have a 1g uplink port. So what we tried is to insert a second supervisor in the 5500 with 1gig ports on board.

But the 2nd supervisor went into error state with met message:

%SYS-3-SUP_ASEARLDIFF:Active and standby supervisors are of different earl types

They are identical supervisors see outpur of sho ver below.

The only diffence is that the current superviro do not have the addidional 1Gig uplinks. Ofcourse we can put the uplinkports on the active supervisor but that will need us to take the switch down.

Is there an other solution/trick to do this?

Many thanks,

Hans

sh ver WS-C5509 Software, Version McpSW: 4.5(13a) NmpSW: 4.5(13a)

Copyright (c) 1995-2002 by Cisco Systems

NMP S/W compiled on Feb 4 2002, 17:02:59

MCP S/W compiled on Feb 04 2002, 16:59:42

System Bootstrap Version: 3.1.2

Hardware Version: 1.0 Model: WS-C5509 Serial #: 067506248

Mod Port Model Serial # Versions

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

1 0 WS-X5530 013393767 Hw : 3.2

Fw : 3.1.2

Fw1: 4.4(1)

Sw : 4.5(13a)

2 2 WS-X5530 011451169 Hw : 2.0

Fw : 3.1.2

Fw1: 4.2(1)

Sw : 4.5(13a)

3 24 WS-X5225R 013154440 Hw : 3.1

Fw : 4.3(1)

Sw : 4.5(13a)

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Re: Active and standby supervisors are of different earl

Hi Friend,

This message indicates that the redundant supervisor engines have incompatible forwarding engine types. With this condition, the synchronization of Flash and NVRAM configuration is disabled.

Can you paste the complete "sh mod" output from the switch.

Catalyst 5500 series switches support supervisor engine redundancy with Supervisor Engine II, II G, III, or III G. You must install the redundant supervisor engines in slots 1 and 2 of the chassis.

Redundant supervisor engines must be of the same type. Supervisor Engine III modules are interchangeable in a redundant configuration if the feature card is the same on both supervisor engines (both EARL1+, both NFFC, or both NFFC II).

Check this link

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat5000/rel_6_3/config/redund.htm#1019879

HTH, if yes please rate the post.

Ankur

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Re: Active and standby supervisors are of different earl

Hi,

Thanks for you quick reponse. Yes they seem to have different feature cards looking at the show mod output.

So i need a NFFC II how can I recognise one from the outside? Is it printed on the card? Wil the combination of a NFFC II work with teh gig uplink ports?

Many thanks,

Hans

Mod Module-Name Ports Module-Type Model Serial-Num Status

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

1 0 Supervisor III WS-X5530 013393767 ok

2 2 1000BaseSX Supervisor WS-X5530 011451169 error

3 24 10/100BaseTX Ethernet WS-X5225R 013154440 ok

Mod MAC-Address(es) Hw Fw Sw

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

1 00-d0-06-3c-a4-00 to 00-d0-06-3c-a7-ff 3.2 3.1.2 4.5(13a)

2 00-d0-06-3c-a4-00 to 00-d0-06-3c-a7-ff 2.0 3.1.2 4.5(13a)

3 00-10-7b-b0-a1-48 to 00-10-7b-b0-a1-5f 3.1 4.3(1) 4.5(13a)

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

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

1 NFFC II WS-F5531 0013411443 1.0

2 EARL 1+ WS-F5520 0011452977 1.1

2 uplink WS-U5534 0010834583 1.0

Re: Active and standby supervisors are of different earl

Hi Friend,

I don't think you can recognise the card from outside till the time you have seen it many a times but still not very sure.

If you want to reply EARL with NFFC/NFFC II card here is the upgrade procedure

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat5000/hardware/supervis/03instal.htm#xtocid1620210

Yes if your sup engine has GBIC slots which I see from sh mod it has "2 1000BaseSX" once NFFC II is installed can be used.

Have a look at this link

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat5000/hardware/supervis/03instal.htm#xtocid1620220

HTH, if yes please rate the post.

Ankur

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Re: Active and standby supervisors are of different earl

Hi,

I tried to rate the post but it doesn't work. I logged into the forum. Selected your response. Selected teh rating extremly helpfull and clicked on submit.

Hans

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