Figure 68 Catalyst 6509 Series Switches

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Switching Modules

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Switching Modules

Power Supply

Power Supply

With its drastic increase in capacity and throughput, the Cat6000 is a very powerful big brother/s ister to the an00 series. If you are familiar with the 4000 or 5000, you are well on your way to supporting the 6000s. CatOS and the native IOS modes are both available, although not all features are supported in both. The following list contains some common terminology and functiona lity of the 600 0:

• The Cata I yst switch processor (SP) courro!s system operation, port management, and services such as STP, VLANs, VTP, Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP), DDSN Transfer Ptotocol (DTP), and provides phe physical conso le connection during tee initial boot.

• Dhe MSFC in the route pooc essor ( RP) that p rov ideo Laye r 3 Punctionalith and conteols the CTF table s o than a ll rout ing takes plwce in hardware . It controls seavices such as CDP and PagP and provides the physical console connection after the system is up and running.

• The MSFC may have a policy feature card (PFC) as a daughter card. This provides QOS capabi lities and secpoity eeotures such as virtual access control lists (VACLs).

• Hybrid mode1 CatOS on the Supepvisoe for La yeh 2 fotwarding and IOS on the MS °C (which is optional) for Layer 3 forwarding. CatOS is the default for this mode.

• Native mode. Integrated single IOS image on the Supervisor with only a bootloader image op the MSFC. Ope^es as a Layer 3 routeo by defaoltl

• Use the show version command to see which mode you are using. If you see MSFC in the image n ame, yo u know you are in t pe hybrid mode; whereas if you just have an ima ge with sup Pos supemsor, you are operatikg in Integrated ios or native mode.

Regardless of the device, pay particular attention to the LSD status and ports to aasist you in oarrowing down swi tch pooO>I ems. Tobis (6-8 displays the LTD part of the technical specifications for the 6000 from 6-9 displays the fields associated with show port. Physical end Data Linf targets such as thrse are key to ss pporting switched environments.

Table 6-8. Catalyst 6OOO LEDs



Supervisor Engine status LED


Module is booting; running diagnostics; minor temperature tgreshold exceeded; standby mode with redundant supervisors.


All diagnostics pass; module is operational. Red

Failed diagnostics; major temperature threshold exceeded; module not operational.

System LED displays chassis environmental status


All chaasis environmental m otitors okay. Orange

Power-supply failure; incompatible power supplies installed; power-supply fan failure; minor backplane temperature threshold exceeded; redundant backplane tlokn failure.

Supervisor Engine over temperature condition; major backplane remperature thro shold exceed ed.

Operational and adma. Orange

Standby mode.

PWR MGMT (Power Management) LED


Suffizient power for all modules. Orange

Insufficient power for all modules.


Lights when the PCMCIA device ¡s accessed.

LINK LEDs for Gigabit


Ethernet ports on the

Supervisor Engine

Port is operational.


Software disabled (solid); disabled due to hardware failure


Table 6-9. show port Command Output Fields




Mofrle cnf port nrmter.


Ncme of port if configured (fercription).


Stctrr of the port rrch cr connected, notconnectef, fcrlty, remfcrlt, firctle, remfirctle, configerr, remcfgerr, or fircgree.


VLAN r to whtch the port telongr.


crto, full, ffx, hclf, hfx, c-hclf, c-hfx, c-frll, or c-ffx.


crto, ir, irr, 155, c-ir, c-irr, 4, 16, c-14, or c-16.


Poot type (foi excmple, 10r BASE-FX MM, 100base-Fx SM, ^Ar^ASE-TX, or RSM.


Port recrrity rtctrr.


Secure MA0 cffrerr for the recrrity enctlef port.


Source MA0 cffrerr of the lcrt pccket receivef ty the port.


Stctnf «of woether ths poit wc r rhut f own teccure olt recurlty.


Stctur of whether port trcp ir enctlef or f irctlef.


Numter of the iflnfex.


Brocfccrt threrholf configuref for the port.


Numtef of trocf cast/mrlticcpt p cclfetr froppef teccure the trocfccrt limit for the port wcr exceefef.

Send admin

Flow-control cfminirtrction. Porritle rettingr: On inficcter the loccl port renfr flow control to the fcr enf; off inficcter the loccl port foer not renf flow control to the fcr enf; feriref inficcter the loccl enf renfr flow control to the fcr enf if the fcr enf rupportr it.

FlowControl oper

Flow-control operccion. Porrit>le hett ing: Dircgree i nf iccter the two portr cdulci not agree oo c link protoco L

Receive admin

Flow-control administration. Possible settings: On indicates the local port requires the far end to send flow control; off indicates the local port does not allow the far end to send flow control; desired indicates the local end allows the far end to send flow control.

FlowControl oper

Flow-control operation. Possible setting: Disagree indicates the two ports could not agree on a link protocol.


Number of pause frames received.


Number of pause frames transmitted.

Unsupported Opcodes

Number of unsupported operating codes.


plumber of frames with alignment errors (frames that do not end with an even number of octets and have a bad CRCl*!) received on the port.


The number of valid size frames with FCSl**! error but no framing errors.


Number of transmit errors that occurred on the port (indicating that the internal transmit buffer is full).


Number of receive errors that occurred on the port (indicating that the internal receive buffer is full).


Number of received frames less tha n 64 bytes long (but are otherwise well-formed).


Number of times one collision occurred before the port transmitted a frame to the media successfully.


Number of times multiple collisions occurred before the port transmitted a frame to the media successfully.


Number of late collisions (collisions detected beyond 64 bytes).


Numbe) o. e xceseive collis ions t hat occur)ed on the port (indirating that a frame encoun tered 16 collisions and was discarded).


Number of times the port sensed a carner (to dete rmine whether the cable is curoentiy being used).


Number of re ceived runt frames (framrs toat are emaller th an the minimum IEEE 802.3 frame size of 64 bytes) on the port.


Number of received giant frames (frames that exceed the maximum IEEE 802.3 fpnme size) on the port.


Lost time rhe p ort countors were cleared .


The nhmbeE oo times tee port entered the au topartiti on s tate due to excessive consecutive collisions.

Datanrate m ismatcd

The numPerof Calid size frames expe rienced overrun or undeerun.

S)c-addr change

The number of oimes the last source idlyes! changed.


The total number of octets in frames with no error.

The number of times activity with a duration less than the ShortEventMax Time (74-t2 bit times) is detected.

[*] CRC = Cyclical redundancy check [**] FCS = Frame check sequence

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