Cisco 6500 Goes Virtual - Checking Hardware and Software Requirements
eWEEK Labs visited Cisco's engineering labs in January for a first-hand look at the step-by-step process of converting two Catalyst 6500 switch chassis into one virtual chassis using the latest Virtual Switching Supervisor blade and Virtual Switching System 1440 software.
The conversion tool checks for hardware and software requirements. For example, both Catalyst 6500 switches must be running IOS 12.2(33)SXH1. (Note that the switches don't need to be configured with identical hardware.)