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Cisco 4506 VSS, Requirements and Suggestions

Hi All,

I have two core switches (4506) with the following details. What are the requirements configure the VSS on these two? If the VSS is not possible on these, what is the best way to provide the HA? 



Core1#show module
Chassis Type : WS-C4506-E

Power consumed by backplane : 0 Watts

Mod Ports Card Type Model Serial No.
1 8 Sup 8-E 10GE (SFP+), 1000BaseX (SFP) WS-X45-SUP8-E 
2 48 10/100/1000BaseT EEE (RJ45) WS-X4748-RJ45-E 
3 12 1000BaseX SFP WS-X4712-SFP-E 
4 48 10/100/1000BaseT EEE (RJ45) WS-X4748-RJ45-E 
5 48 10/100/1000BaseT (RJ45)




Core1#sh license summary
Index 0 Feature: entservices
Period left: 1525 weeks 1 day
License State: Active, In Use
License Count: Non-Counted
Index 1 Feature: ipbase
Period left: Life time
License Type: Permanent
License State: Active, Not in Use
License Count: Non-Counted
License Priority: Medium
Index 2 Feature: lanbase
Period left: 1513 weeks 1 day
License State: Active, Not in Use, EULA not accepted
License Count: Non-Counted
Index 3 Feature: internal_service
Period left: 0 seconds




Core1#show version
Cisco IOS Software, IOS-XE Software, Catalyst 4500 L3 Switch Software (cat4500es8-UNIVERSAL-M), Version 03.07.00.E RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc4)
Technical Support:
Copyright (c) 1986-2014 by Cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Sun 07-Dec-14 20:32 by prod_rel_team


Cisco IOS-XE software, Copyright (c) 2005-2014 by cisco Systems, Inc.
All rights reserved. Certain components of Cisco IOS-XE software are
licensed under the GNU General Public License ("GPL") Version 2.0. The
software code licensed under GPL Version 2.0 is free software that comes
with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. You can redistribute and/or modify such
GPL code under the terms of GPL Version 2.0.
( For more details, see the
documentation or "License Notice" file accompanying the IOS-XE software,
or the applicable URL provided on the flyer accompanying the IOS-XE


ROM: 15.1(1r)SG5
Core1 uptime is 1 year, 3 weeks, 5 days, 4 hours, 17 minutes
System returned to ROM by reload
System restarted at 23:27:16 AST Mon Jan 29 2018
Running default software
Jawa Revision 3, RadTrooper Revision 0x0.0x41, Conan Revision 0x1B9E

Last reload reason: Reload command


License Information for 'WS-X45-SUP8-E'
License Level: entservices Type: Permanent Right-To-Use
Next reboot license Level: entservices

cisco WS-C4506-E (P5040) processor (revision 2) with 4194304K bytes of physical memory.
Processor board ID SPEABC700XY
P5040 CPU at 2.2GHz, Supervisor 8-E
Last reset from Reload
35 Virtual Ethernet interfaces
156 Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
8 Ten Gigabit Ethernet interfaces
511K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.

Configuration register is 0x2101

VIP Expert

here is start with VSS guide in simple terms.


1. Prepare for VSS - Once you understand the concept and build base conffigruation.

2. if these boxes are in production make sure you do this in Manintenance window.

3. update the IOS on both the boxes latest and same version on both

4. check both the hardware is same models and slots, blades.


test and advise.



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