Cisco 6500 Module Status is PwrDown / PwrDeny

Module Status is Unknown / PwrDown

After a module was inserted, the status of this module shows up as Unknown in the show module command output.

This output shows the status of module WS-X6748-GE-TX as Unknown:

Switch#show module
Mod Ports Card Type Model Serial No.
— —– ————————————– —————— ———–
1 48 CEF720 48 port 10/100/1000mb Ethernet WS-X6748-GE-TX SAD09040FXH
2 48 CEF720 48 port 10/100/1000mb Ethernet WS-X6748-GE-TX SAD09050BT8
5 2 Supervisor Engine 720 (Active) WS-SUP720-3B SAD090406AF

Mod MAC addresses Hw Fw Sw Status
— ———————————- —— ———— ———— ——-
1 0011.bb2b.9b2c to 0011.bb2b.9b5b 2.1 Unknown Unknown PwrDown
2 0011.93d0.acb0 to 0011.93d0.acdf 2.1 12.2(14r)S5 12.2(18)SXD3 Ok
5 0011.21ba.b6c8 to 0011.21ba.b6cb 4.1 8.1(3) 12.2(18)SXD3 Ok

Mod Sub-Module Model Serial Hw Status
— ————————— —————— ———— ——- ——-
1 Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC SAL09051F61 2.0 PwrDown
2 Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC SAL09051F5F 2.0 Ok
5 Policy Feature Card 3 WS-F6K-PFC3B SAD090407MW 1.1 Ok
5 MSFC3 Daughterboard WS-SUP720 SAD090306XN 2.2 Ok

Mod Online Diag Status
— ——————-
1 Unknown
2 Pass
5 Pass
Switch#

When a module appears as Unknown on the show module command output, make sure you check these:

•The supervisor engine and the software it runs support the module.

•The specifications of the module. Make sure the module can be inserted in any slot or if it can only be inserted in specific slots.

Note: For both options, check the Release Notes of the software version that the supervisor engine runs.

Module Status is Unknown / PwrDeny

After you insert a module, the status of it is PwrDeny. If this is the case, check if there is enough power to turn on the module that appears as PwrDeny.

This output shows two modules with a status of Unknown / PwrDeny:

Switch#show module
Mod Ports Card Type Model Serial No.
— —– ————————————– —————— ———–
1 48 48 port 10/100 mb RJ45 WS-X6348-RJ-45 SAL062410XB
2 6 Firewall Module WS-SVC-FWM-1 SAD0918068W
3 6 Firewall Module WS-SVC-FWM-1 SAD090709TE
5 2 Supervisor Engine 720 (Active) WS-SUP720-BASE SAD090702NV
6 2 Supervisor Engine 720 (Hot) WS-SUP720-BASE SAD085105XN
7 48 CEF720 48 port 1000mb SFP WS-X6748-SFP SAL09148J7G
9 8 Intrusion Detection System WS-SVC-IDSM-2 SAD09180065

Mod MAC addresses Hw Fw Sw Status
— ———————————- —— ———— ———— ——-
1 0009.1279.5ef8 to 0009.1279.5f27 6.1 5.4(2) 8.3(0.110)TE Ok
2 0013.c301.1a44 to 0013.c301.1a4b 3.0 7.2(1) 2.3(1) Ok
3 0003.e472.940c to 0003.e472.9413 3.0 7.2(1) 1.1(4) Ok
5 0011.92e7.8a60 to 0011.92e7.8a63 3.2 8.1(3) 12.2(17d)SXB Ok
6 0011.21ba.9c4c to 0011.21ba.9c4f 3.2 8.1(3) 12.2(17d)SXB Ok
7 0013.7f97.d210 to 0013.7f97.d23f 1.4 Unknown Unknown PwrDeny
9 0013.8038.063c to 0013.8038.0643 5.0 Unknown Unknown PwrDeny

Mod Sub-Module Model Serial Hw Status
— ————————— —————— ———— ——- ——-
1 Inline Power Module WS-F6K-PWR 1.0 Ok
5 Policy Feature Card 3 WS-F6K-PFC3A SAD0906076P 2.4 Ok
5 MSFC3 Daughterboard WS-SUP720 SAD0905052Z 2.4 Ok
6 Policy Feature Card 3 WS-F6K-PFC3A SAD08490B95 2.4 Ok
6 MSFC3 Daughterboard WS-SUP720 SAD0850062A 2.4 Ok
7 Centralized Forwarding Card WS-F6700-CFC SAL090607GH 2.0 PwrDeny

Mod Online Diag Status
— ——————-
1 Pass
2 Pass
3 Pass
5 Pass
6 Pass
7 Unknown
9 Unknown

If you have checked that the power supplies deliver enough power to turn on all of the modules, then enter the power enable module [module slot number] command in order to enable the power for the module that appears as PwrDeny:

Switch(config)#power enable module 4

Last Updated On January 02, 2019