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ws-x4516 and ws-x4516/2 - identical or not?

I'd like to know one thing about 4500 switches. Why are part numbers for main and redundant supervisors different? I mean, why two different PNs exist: ws-x4516 and ws-x4516/2? Is it a means of tracking something or the modules are indeed different?

What if I have a 4507R and two ws-x4516 and no ws-x4516/2? Can I build a redundant system and get RPR to work?

BR,

Serge

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Cisco Employee

Re: ws-x4516 and ws-x4516/2 - identical or not?

To add to Reza's comments, the existence of the two Part IDs doesn't extend beyond the ordering tools/price lists.

If you order a WS-X4516/2 and insert it in a chassis, the output of show mod will display as WS-X4516.

IIRC, the difference in the part IDs exists for the purposes of pricing bundles, but serves no purpose in terms of system operation.

HTH,

Bobby

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Re: ws-x4516 and ws-x4516/2 - identical or not?

Hi Serge,

Here  are the descriptions.  You should be able to build a redundant system.  According to the description the second one is your redundant Sup.

So, you should be fine.

WS-X4516Catalyst 4500 Supervisor V (2 GE),Console(RJ-45)

WS-X4516/2

Catalyst 45xxR Redundant Supervisor V (2 GE),Console(RJ-45)

HTH

Reza

Cisco Employee

Re: ws-x4516 and ws-x4516/2 - identical or not?

To add to Reza's comments, the existence of the two Part IDs doesn't extend beyond the ordering tools/price lists.

If you order a WS-X4516/2 and insert it in a chassis, the output of show mod will display as WS-X4516.

IIRC, the difference in the part IDs exists for the purposes of pricing bundles, but serves no purpose in terms of system operation.

HTH,

Bobby

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Beginner

Re: ws-x4516 and ws-x4516/2 - identical or not?

Thank you very much Bobby. Now I got it.

They are physically identical. And having different PNs may indeed come in handy when assigning prices for fancy bundles. It makes perfect sence now.

BR,

Serge

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