Questions tagged [cisco-6500]

For questions about or involving the Cisco 6500 series. This Core router comes in many varieties like, 6504, 6506, 6509 etc.

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Cisco switch ports configuration with QSFP+ to (4) SFP+ Hydra Cable Assembly

I am connecting two cisco switches with QSFP+ to (4) SFP+ Hydra Cable Assembly. On one side I have Nexus N3K series switch with QSFP+ port and on other side I have 6500 series switch with SFP+ ports. ...
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DHCP client on Cisco 6509-E?

I'd like to have a Cisco 6509-E join a VLAN as a client so I can add some reachability SLAs across an organizational boundary. I've tried doing the usual "ip address dhcp" on an actual interface as ...
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Cisco Catalyst - Switching with Supervisor and Line Cards

Regarding the Cisco Catalyst 4500, or 6500, does the frames switching and the packets switching (with CEF) are performed by the Supervisor Card or by the Line Card ? (Also, does a Line Card has CAM ...
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Command to power off (not reset) module in Cisco 6500?

This switch has double supervisor engines. I tried commands no power enable module x and hw-module module x shutdown for test the second supervisor, but it doesn't work. How can i test?
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VSS for layer 3 only 6500

I have 2 6500 at the core, that have only L3 links to the DC and the campus. I'd like to set VSS but I'm wondering if it's possible in such scenario. It uses OSPF for the routing. I'll have the ...
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Lab: I am running 15.1 on a catalyst and need to disable redundant supervisormp

I am trying to find a way to disable the redundant supervisor mode in my switch, as it is disabling another line card, so it can have enough power to spare for a redundant slot I wont use. I have ...
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Cisco 6500 Port Lights

I was wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to change how to port lights function on a 6500 switch. Most switches work like this... No Light - Port in shutdown or no connection Solid Orange - ...
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Cisco 6509 route ports

Good evening, Someone have any idea about what could be the reason I can't ping from one subnet to another in this scheme? No ACL are defined in the 6509 and the sh ip route command displays both ...
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Replacing Line-Card - Catalyst 6509-E - Questions

I have been handed a ticket to work an RMA for a failed line card in a Cat6509-E. Not ever having worked with these devices before I had a few questions: The config that applies to the ports on the ...
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Inherited Cisco Catalyst 6509 Supervisor 2 engine

I inherited a Cisco Catalyst with the below modules. I am trying to find out if I have the latest firmware for the various modules. Cisco's site is not being help full as the sup2 is eol. If any ...
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IOS for Cisco 6509/7609

Good morning, I need to move one SUP7203bXL from a 6509 chassis to a 7609. Now the SUP has the IOS: s72033-adventerprisek9_wan-mz.122-33.SXJ.bin I would like to have the IOS: c7600s72033-...
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packet drop on 10gb/s interface

I have a certain number of packets dropped on my 10gb/s interface, on Cisco 6500 with Sup 720. You can see underneath the number of dropped packet within a minute, after I cleared the counters. We ...
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Cisco 6509 as PPPoE BRAS

I have read that SIP-400 and SPA are compatible with 6509 series switch. These SIP and SPA are used to terminate PPP sessions on 7600 routers. If I installed this SIP and SPA (SPA-5X1GE-V2 for example)...
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Cisco 7600 MUX-UNI on SRE IOS?

I know that MUX-UNI can only be configure on a 7600 running certain IOS version, SR and SX I believe. Does that not include SRE? Logged into a 7600 running 12.2(33)SRE9a, with the following ...
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What is the “NDE” interface on a Cisco 6500?

I have a pair of Cisco 6509 routers, which are monitored via SNMP (with Observium, to be accurate). Today we spotted a peak of CPU usage for a Switching Processor. The peak can be correlated with a ...
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security module for SSH on Cisco 6500

do anyone know if there is a SSH module, or any secure module that provides SSH for Cisco 6500 series of routers/switches?!
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Cisco 6509 Supervisor Card Slot Boot Failure

We recently had a sporadic reboot of a distribution switch for an unknown reason. No recent hardware/software changes have been made. Our log files don't indicate anything leading up to the incident. ...
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Mitigating a IPv6 malformed packet multicast flood

So we just had our first IPv6 multicast flood in the network this morning. We managed to stop the offending computer by blocking the mac address with: mac-address-table static x.x.x vlan x drop ...
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Cat6K parity failure and long SSO failover

From a Cat6K, RP crashinfo indicates parity error. Guidance seems to be to not do anything unless this happens more than once in 12-month period. At what point do you push Cisco for hardware or RAM ...
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SNAT vs PBR for Server Load Balancing

In an one-armed SLB configuration, SNAT is used to force return-traffic to pass through the SLB. This has one negative: simply that web logs cannot capture the true client IP unless passed in XFF (X-...
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NDE for QoS Flows on SUP720-3C?

I've setup per user Layer 2 policing on a pair of Cat6k with SUP720-3C to rate-limit wireless guest users. This is working fine and the flow table is populated as expected (with L2 QoS flows). Now my ...
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Passing Traffic through Traffic Management Device in transparent mode

We would like to pass traffic tagged (in the same vlan) from Router_1 to Router_2 throught a Traffic Management device (in transparent mode). Now, we are using two switches (running and aimed config ...
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10GigE fiber over a distance of 120km?

If we purchase a single strand of dark fiber which spans 120km, is it possible to light it at 10Gig? We will be using a 6509 switch at one end and a 4948-10GigE at the other end. We have not ...
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SNMP ENGINE process has high CPU usage on a few 6500 chassis

Four of our 6500 chassis have a constant high CPU usage from the SNMP ENGINE process. Three of the chassis run around 20-30% constantly and the fourth is running around 50% constantly. We have about ...
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Etherchannel on 6509 (VSS) with interfaces from different type of modules supported?

We currently have 1 10GB Multi-Chassis etherchannel Between 2x 6509 (VSS) and 2x 3750-E (Stack). On the 6509 the etherchannel interface members currently run on the supervisor module VS-S720-10G. We ...
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Oversubscription in cisco 6500

What is oversubscription?When selecting a 16 port 10 gig blade for cisco 6500 , it says oversubscription as 4:1. What will happen if I populate all 16 ports, will some ports be blocking or dropping ...
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Cisco 7600 q-in-q functionality on a Cisco 6500

Is it possible to make my existing 6509 switch function as a 7600 router? Even if it means purchasing a new sup or other inline card. I need certain router features, such as q-in-q tag termination. ...
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Why does “show interface” show “Last input never” when packets input is incrementing?

Why is it that when I perform a show interface command I see that Last input always shows never? FastEthernet1/31 is up, line protocol is up (connected) Hardware is C6k 100Mb 802.3, address is 000d....
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Overcome 2 monitor session limitation in Cisco VSS

Is there a way to overcome Cisco's 2 monitor session limitation on a VSS 6500 without the use of a network tap?