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David Goldsmith
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Adding N5K-M1600 Module to Existing Nexus 5010 Switches

From the "Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Hardware Installation Guide", I see that for 5010 model switches, "the chassis supports hot swapping of the expansion modules."  This makes me think that if the switch was booted up with a module in place and it then had issues, then I can pull the module out and replace it.

What about a running switch that does not current have an expansion module installed?  Can I simply insert an N5K-M1600 6-port SFP+ module and have it show up in the "show run" output, or does the switch need to be powered off, module inserted and switch rebooted?

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/datacenter/nexus5000/hw/installation/guide/nexus_5000_hig/overview5500.html#pgfId-1261680

 

Thanks,
Dave

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Reza Sharifi
Hall of Fame Expert

I think your assumption is correct as the documents say:

"The chassis supports hot swapping of the expansion modules"

Which means any expansion module is hot swappable.

But I would still do it in a maintenance window just in case something goes wrong.

HTH

Nicolas Rousset
Beginner

Hello David,

Same situation for me.

I think you have done this operation now.

Is it ok ? Hot swappable without reboot ?

Thanks,

Adrien

Nicolas,

Yes, the module was detected after it was inserted.  We removed the filler plate, inserted the module, saw a couple of log messages on the console, ran "show run" and saw the new module ports listed in the output.

We did not have to reboot the switches.