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Supervisor Upgrade

I have a Cat 6506 with a Sup 1. I want to upgrade to a Sup 720. Sup 1 is currently in Slot 1. According to the documenation I read, the Sup 720 will need to go in Slot 5 or 6. I plan on 6 since it is empty.

The switch is running in native IOS. The new Sup will be running native IOS as well.

Does anyone know of a document that details the steps I need to take? I am mostly concerned about not losing the VLAN and other configuration settings.


MY_SWITCH#sh ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) c6sup2_rp Software (c6sup2_rp-DSV-M), Version 12.1(13)E17, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

Technical Support:

Copyright (c) 1986-2005 by cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Thu 25-Aug-05 17:03 by tinhuang

Image text-base: 0x40008C00, data-base: 0x4183C000

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(17r)S1, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

BOOTLDR: c6sup2_rp Software (c6sup2_rp-DSV-M), Version 12.1(13)E17, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)

MY_SWITCH uptime is 10 weeks, 6 days, 17 hours, 35 minutes

Time since MY_SWITCH switched to active is 10 weeks, 6 days, 17 hours, 34 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on (SP by power-on)

System image file is "slot0:c6sup12-dsv-mz.121-13.E17.bin"

cisco Catalyst 6000 (R7000) processor with 227328K/34816K bytes of memory.

Processor board ID SAD05020UT1

R7000 CPU at 300Mhz, Implementation 39, Rev 3.3, 256KB L2, 1024KB L3 Cache

Last reset from power-on

Bridging software.

X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.

4 Virtual Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

96 FastEthernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

34 Gigabit Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)

381K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

32768K bytes of Flash internal SIMM (Sector size 512K).

Configuration register is 0x2102

MY_SWITCH#sh mod

Mod Ports Card Type Model Serial No.

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

1 2 Cat 6k sup 1 Enhanced QoS (Active) WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE SAD050213MM

2 48 48 port 10/100 mb RJ45 WS-X6348-RJ-45 SAL09051BH9

3 16 16 port 1000mb GBIC ethernet WS-X6416-GBIC SAD0523024R

4 16 SFM-capable 16 port 10/100/1000mb RJ45 WS-X6516-GE-TX SAL0703BLEH

5 48 48 port 10/100 mb RJ-45 ethernet WS-X6248-RJ-45 SAD042408PT

Mod MAC addresses Hw Fw Sw Status

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

1 0004.c0f8.8218 to 0004.c0f8.8219 7.5 5.4(2) 7.5(0.6)HUB2 Ok

2 0013.1a44.b034 to 0013.1a44.b063 10.0 8.3(1) 7.5(0.6)HUB2 Ok

3 0004.28a0.c4ec to 0004.28a0.c4fb 1.2 5.4(2) 7.5(0.6)HUB2 Ok

4 0009.11f2.f2d8 to 0009.11f2.f2e7 2.5 6.3(1) 7.5(0.6)HUB2 Ok

5 0002.7e25.4418 to 0002.7e25.4447 1.4 5.4(2) 7.5(0.6)HUB2 Ok

Mod Sub-Module Model Serial Hw Status

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

1 Policy Feature Card WS-F6K-PFC SAD050210TW 1.1 Ok

1 Cat6k MSFC 2 daughterboard WS-F6K-MSFC2 SAD05020UT1 1.13 Ok


Re: Supervisor Upgrade

first off, get a backup of your entire config; switching, MSFC, all of it!!!

a good text file with all the configuration information should be acceptable.

second, you will probably have to reconfigure the entire Supervisor as this is not compatible with the SUP1A currently installed. the SUP1A will not be able to synchronize software to the new 720.

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Re: Supervisor Upgrade


As per your query you want to move from Sup1 to Sup720. It's good that you have Slot6 empty that we can use to put the supervisor 720, but there is more to it. You will need some more hardware upgrades to support the Sup 720, like replacing the fan tray with a High Speed Fan tray, and Using atleast 2300Watt power supplies with an input of 16amps.

As far as the configuratio files goes, you can take a backup of the configs from both the Sup and the MSFC. You can use a major chunk of the MSFC directly on the Sup 720 but in the native mode you will need to change the CatOS configs into IOS. Please see the following link to convert the CatOS configs into IOS so that you need not do the entire configurations again. Please be aware that this tool will not completely convert the configurations and so some commands will need to be looked up manually. :)

Converstion Tool: (CatOS to IOS)

Hope this helps :)



New Member

Re: Supervisor Upgrade

Thanks for the tip paramvsi. This is a pretty cool tool. Do you know why it's not listed here: