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Utilizing dual Supervisors on 5xxx series?


I have a Catalyst 5500 in place.

There is 1 supervisor engine currently in the chassis (obviously with a few Eth blades as well...) but my question is can I pop another Supervisor engine in and have both in operation?

I know that a second Supervisor can be used as a failover, however I'd like for this specific second super to control / dedicate resources to a specific blade or two. Is this possible?


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Re: Utilizing dual Supervisors on 5xxx series?

As far as I know.. I've never heard of a dual-superivsor capability in anything other than a 4500/6500 series switch. Now assuming you were running a 4500/6500.. you would not be able to allocate certain resources or blades to specific supervisor engines.. as they are not capable of this. Standby supervisors are used purely for redunancy/fail-over purposes only.. and play no other "active" role in the switches' operation. Hope this helps..

- Matt

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Re: Utilizing dual Supervisors on 5xxx series?

Thanks for the reply!

Yes, I found out that the only way to run dual Supervisors is in a "standby" mode for failover... Works in the 5500 as well, but no help.

Oh well!