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VSS & 6500 w/service modules

Hello ,

i want to check something- if i have two 6500 mashines with fwsm,ids & Ace modules - can i configure VSS between them ?

thx,

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Hall of Fame Expert

VSS & 6500 w/service modules

Hello Mark,

you need first to upgrade firrmware of the service modules to minimum version for VSS, and then to migrate

see

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9336/products_tech_note09186a0080a7c72b.shtml

Hope to help

Giuseppe

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Cisco Employee

VSS & 6500 w/service modules

HI Mark,

The VSS can be formed if th following requirements are met.

Hardware and Software Requirements and Restrictions

Hardware/Software

Requirements

Minimum Software

Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXH1

Feature Set Requirement: IP Base*** or better

Supervisor Engine

Virtual Switching Supervisor 720-10GE (VS-S720-10GE-3C and VS-S720-10GE-3CXL)

Note:  Initial release supports a single supervisor engine per virtual switch  member (or chassis). This restriction will be removed in a future  software release.

Modules

• All 6700 series modules with Centralized Forwarding card (CFC)

• All 6700 series modules with Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) 3C or DFC3CXL

Note: Support for WS-X6716-10G line card is available on 12.2(33)SXH2 and later version of software releases.

Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC)

DFC3C (WS-F6700-DFC3C and WS-F6700-DFC3C-XL)

VSL Ports: 10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports

• Virtual Switching Supervisor 720-10GE

• WS-X6708-10G-3C and WS-X6708-10G-3CXL

• WS-X6716-10G-3C and WS-X6708-10G-3CXL**

Maximum VSL Distance

Maximum VSL distance depends on X2 optics used for VSL 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections:

• X2-10GB-CX4: 15m

• X2-10GB-LX4: 300m

• X2-10GB-SR: 26m (FDDI grade MMF), 300M with OM3 MMF)

• X2-10GB-LR: 10km

• X2-10GB-ER: 40km

• X2-10GB-LRM: 220m over MMF

• X2-10GB-ZR: 80km**

Chassis

All Cisco Catalyst 6500 chassis*

Power Supply

• Cisco Catalyst 6503-E and 6504-E Switches: all supported power supplies

• Cisco Catalyst 6506, 6506-E, 6509, 6509-E, 6509-NEB-A, 6509-V-E, and 6513 Switches: 2500W and above

Service Modules

Network Analysis Module 1 and 2

Intrusion Detection Module**

Wireless Integrated Services Module**

Firewall Integrated Services Module**

Application Control Engine Module**

WAN Modules

Not currently supported

*Cisco Catalyst 6509-NEB Switch and Cisco Catalyst 6503 Switch (non-E) not supported

** Supported WITH 12.2(33)SXI

*** Supported WITH 12.2(33)SXI1

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Hall of Fame Expert

VSS & 6500 w/service modules

Hello Mark,

you need first to upgrade firrmware of the service modules to minimum version for VSS, and then to migrate

see

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9336/products_tech_note09186a0080a7c72b.shtml

Hope to help

Giuseppe

Highlighted
Cisco Employee

VSS & 6500 w/service modules

HI Mark,

The VSS can be formed if th following requirements are met.

Hardware and Software Requirements and Restrictions

Hardware/Software

Requirements

Minimum Software

Cisco IOS® Software Release 12.2(33)SXH1

Feature Set Requirement: IP Base*** or better

Supervisor Engine

Virtual Switching Supervisor 720-10GE (VS-S720-10GE-3C and VS-S720-10GE-3CXL)

Note:  Initial release supports a single supervisor engine per virtual switch  member (or chassis). This restriction will be removed in a future  software release.

Modules

• All 6700 series modules with Centralized Forwarding card (CFC)

• All 6700 series modules with Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) 3C or DFC3CXL

Note: Support for WS-X6716-10G line card is available on 12.2(33)SXH2 and later version of software releases.

Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC)

DFC3C (WS-F6700-DFC3C and WS-F6700-DFC3C-XL)

VSL Ports: 10 Gigabit Ethernet Ports

• Virtual Switching Supervisor 720-10GE

• WS-X6708-10G-3C and WS-X6708-10G-3CXL

• WS-X6716-10G-3C and WS-X6708-10G-3CXL**

Maximum VSL Distance

Maximum VSL distance depends on X2 optics used for VSL 10 Gigabit Ethernet connections:

• X2-10GB-CX4: 15m

• X2-10GB-LX4: 300m

• X2-10GB-SR: 26m (FDDI grade MMF), 300M with OM3 MMF)

• X2-10GB-LR: 10km

• X2-10GB-ER: 40km

• X2-10GB-LRM: 220m over MMF

• X2-10GB-ZR: 80km**

Chassis

All Cisco Catalyst 6500 chassis*

Power Supply

• Cisco Catalyst 6503-E and 6504-E Switches: all supported power supplies

• Cisco Catalyst 6506, 6506-E, 6509, 6509-E, 6509-NEB-A, 6509-V-E, and 6513 Switches: 2500W and above

Service Modules

Network Analysis Module 1 and 2

Intrusion Detection Module**

Wireless Integrated Services Module**

Firewall Integrated Services Module**

Application Control Engine Module**

WAN Modules

Not currently supported

*Cisco Catalyst 6509-NEB Switch and Cisco Catalyst 6503 Switch (non-E) not supported

** Supported WITH 12.2(33)SXI

*** Supported WITH 12.2(33)SXI1

Beginner

VSS & 6500 w/service modules

tnx

it was very  helpful!!!!

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