[c-nsp] Cisco 6509 Software Modes

Chris Strandt strandtc at littleblueroom.com
Mon Oct 25 15:03:32 EDT 2004


Thanks for the link... thats just what I was looking for.  Cisco's 
website can be impossible to navigate at times.


Nauwelaerts, Nick (CM Belgium) wrote:

>Have you checked out this page:
>It has a nice comparison of CatOS vs IOS on 6500's.
>There's nothing solid on perfomance in there as far as I can tell. One
>think that I did notice is that CatOS seems to to lack support for dcef,
>which could mean a major performance difference with newer linecards.
>We're running IOS on our 6513 with supervisor 720 and are very happy
>with performance. We push about 2gigabit/sec sustained through our vlans
>and up to 5gigabit/sec at peak times, switching perfomance seems
>linerate as well (WS-X6748-GE-TX & WS-X6724-SFP linecards).
>// nick

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