[c-nsp] Cisco 10G gear

Chris Knipe savage at savage.za.org
Sat Jan 17 02:28:11 EST 2015

Hi All,

I have a 6500 that I want to equip with 10G.  I am as confused as I can be
in terms of what is / is not supported.

I am looking at the WS-X6704-10G cards -
/data-center-switching/net_business_benefit0900aecd805348f3.html and I'm
mainly after the 4 port cards for a costing point of view, as well as to not
have contention across the ports.  I will deploy 2 x 4 port cards in the
6500, and traffic will be at ~5Gbps or so per port.

Using a standard SUP720 and the default forwarding (CFC) - would this be a
workable solution, or would distributed forwarding (DCF3A/DFC3B/DFC3BXL) be
*required*?  Also for distributed forwarding, would a SUP720-3B(XL) (or
higher) be required?

I'm not really after features or such, we are taking about a simple layer II
switch, with some basic VLANs.

Many thanks,

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