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C6513 fabric enabled cards...only in slots 9-13?

Question regarding slot use...I have a 6513 chassis with (4) 48 port gig ethernet RJ45 interface cards in slots 10-13 and a 48 port SFP card in slot 9. These are the only slots that these fabric enabled cards will power up in. I am running a sup720 in slot 7. I am guessing I am now maxed out for fabric enabled cards? Am I limited to the 192 10/100/1000 RJ45 ports and the 48 SFP ports? Are there comparable cards available that would work in slots 1-6?

Thanks for any advice you all have. The current build should scale for at least a year or two, but I would really like to be able to get in one more 48 port SFP card and at least one more 48 port GE card.


Re: C6513 fabric enabled cards...only in slots 9-13?

Have never heard of that limitation , have you checked your power supplies ? Are they big enough to power all your cards , you may have to go to bigger supplies and a new fan tray ? I would to see how much power is being drawn by the the installed cards , if its reached its limit it will not power up any additional cards..

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Re: C6513 fabric enabled cards...only in slots 9-13?

It depends on the fabric enabled card.

The 6513 is a "funny" beast.

All slots have at least "one" fabric bus connection, but only slots 9-13 have "two" -

this means that for the higher density cards, like the 6748SFP, that you can only put this in slots 9-13.

Now, that being said, you can put the 6724SFP in slots 1-6, and anything that's considered what I call a 'single' fabric connection card also in 1-6... as well as all the old traditional cards like the 6516, 6148, 6348, and even some of the 6500s with the fabric daughtercards.

There is a matrix of the cards available out there somewhere, as I looked at it back when I bought my 6513s, but this was a surprise to me too that I didn't find out until afterwards.

I know the newer E chassis, like 6509E are all dual-fabric enabled, but I haven't seen anything like that for the 6513 yet. Maybe someday.. :-)

Good luck!

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Re: C6513 fabric enabled cards...only in slots 9-13?

Yes... It's unfortunate that Cisco has not released the new E-series chassis for 6513. Until then, you can use the hybrid (fabric-enabled as opposed to fabric-only), or classic linecards in the top slots.

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