Problem DescriptionSome Catalyst WS-C6506 series chassis manufactured between July 1, 2003 and July 31, 2003 have handles which may break off when they are used to lift or move the chassis.
BackgroundSome Catalyst WS-C6506 series chassis manufactured between July 1, 2003 and July 31, 2003 have handles which may break off when they are used to lift or move the chassis.
Problem SymptomsCAUTION: While the handles may appear to be firmly fastened to the chassis, they can potentially break off while the chassis is being lifted or carried. If you need to move a suspect chassis, please use the procedure described in the How To Identify Hardware Levels section below.
As of January 25, 2005, RMA Service Depot stock has been screened and purged of units containing this defect. At this time, all WS-C6506 chassis shipping from RMA Service Depots should be free of this defect.
There is no known work around for this issue. If you have a chassis in the affected serial number range, replace that chassis immediately using the standard RMA process. Standard lead-times apply. If you absolutely must move or lift a suspect chassis, follow the lifting procedure reference in the How To Identify Hardware Levels section below.
Name Shipping Address WS-C6506 Serial Number(s) Number of warning sticker sets requiredNOTE: Customers who purchased an affected chassis directly from Cisco will be shipped a set of stickers automatically, with no customer action required. Customers who have purchased a suspect chassis from a third party vendor or channel partner may need to contact Cisco via email at FN27675-Stickers@cisco.com, in order to receive a set of stickers.
NOTE: AS customers will be proactively contacted by their respective AS engineers for WS-C6506 chassis upgrades.
How To Identify Hardware LevelsPhysical Location
In order to identify if a given chassis is eligible for replacement, the serial number of that chassis must be checked against the serial number range listed at the top of this document. The physical location of the chassis serial number is depicted in the image below:
NOTE: The physical serial number can be found on the left inner panel in front of Power Supply Slot 1, as illustrated by the red circle in the image above.
The chassis serial number can also be located via the software CLI. The commands used to locate the serial number via both IOS and CatOS CLI are as follows:
Cisco CatOS Software: Console> (enable) show version WS-C6506 Software, Version NmpSW: 7.6(4) Copyright (c) 1995-2003 by Cisco Systems NMP S/W compiled on Nov 4 2003, 19:06:03 System Bootstrap Version: 6.1(4) System Boot Image File is 'bootflash:cat6000-sup2k8.7-6-4.bin' System Configuration register is 0x0 Hardware Version: 3.0 Model: WS-C6506 Serial #: SCA01234ABC PS1 Module: WS-CAC-1300W Serial #: SCA01234ABD Mod Port Model Serial # Versions --- ---- ------------------- ----------- -------------------------------------- 1 2 WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE SCA01234ABE Hw : 3.3 Fw : 6.1(4) Fw1: 6.1(3) Sw : 7.6(4) Sw1: 7.6(4) WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE SCA01234ABF Hw : 3.3 Sw : 2 8 WS-X6408A-GBIC SCA01234ABG Hw : 1.6 Fw : 5.4(2) Sw : 7.6(4) DRAM FLASH NVRAM Module Total Used Free Total Used Free Total Used Free ------ ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ------- ----- ----- ----- 1 131072K 62835K 68237K 32768K 8962K 23806K 512K 257K 255K Uptime is 0 day, 0 hour, 2 minutes
Cisco IOS Software: Router#show idprom backplane IDPROM for backplane #0 (FRU is 'Catalyst 6500 6-slot backplane') OEM String = 'Cisco Systems' Product Number = 'WS-C6506' Serial Number = 'SCA01234ABC' Manufacturing Assembly Number = '73-3436-02' Manufacturing Assembly Revision = 'B0' Hardware Revision = 2.0 Current supplied (+) or consumed (-) = -If a chassis serial number is found to be within the suspect range detailed in the Serial Numbers section above, submit an RMA request so that you may be sent a replacement chassis, which is not susceptible to this failure. After receiving your replacement chassis, Cisco also asks that you remove the defective chassis from production, using the step-by-step instructions outlined in the Instructions for removing the WS-C6506 chassis , and send that chassis back to Cisco.
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