[c-nsp] 65xx or 76xx for 'Distribution Layer'?

Joel Amao femmy79 at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 17 13:14:59 EDT 2007

The 6500 is generally  recommended  for Converged Enterprise LAN/WAN, while the 7600 is geared more towards Service Provider environments. 
Joel > Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 16:12:18 +0100> From: prb at sks.aaa.dk> To: cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net> Subject: Re: [c-nsp] 65xx or 76xx for 'Distribution Layer'?> > > 1) From a speed/functionality standpoint would a 7600 or a > > 6500 be better in the Router/Switch (distribution) scenario?> > The two platforms basically have the same layout, same backplanes > (afaik) and so on, so I guess speed should be the same for most > practical purposes. As mentioned elsewhere it is more a matter of > features.> > > ... (the idea is that the switches would each have their own area, > > and then the distribution layer would connect them all back to area > > 1).> > I don't quite follow here. Are your switches participating in the > IGP, and thus acting as routers/layer-3 switches? If not, remember > that OSPF boundaries are through routers, not between routers like > IS-IS. So an ABR between area 0 and another area makes little sense > unless there are other routers in that non backbone area.> > Regards,> Peter Rathlev> > _______________________________________________> cisco-nsp mailing list cisco-nsp at puck.nether.net> https://puck.nether.net/mailman/listinfo/cisco-nsp> archive at http://puck.nether.net/pipermail/cisco-nsp/
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